Celebrating 30 Years of Cohesive at WOCN/WCET

Last week we travelled to Phoenix, Arizona for the first WOCN/ WCET Joint Conference as the two premier wound, ostomy and continence associations came together. with a ‘Universal Focus on Patient Care’.

In attendance were over 2000 nurses with representatives attending from across the world.

At the eakin booth we were launching eakin Cohesive® Slims® to the USA and Canadian markets which caused a great deal of interest. The nurses admired the new slim profile which leaves less residue on the skin yet provides the same great skin protection as the tried and tested eakin seals.

We are also delighted to be celebrating the 30th birthday of the eakin Cohesive® Seal this year and to mark the occasion we held a birthday party at our booth. And to make the day even more special Mr Tom Eakin, the inventor of Cohesive®, had flown out to join in the celebrations. Mr Eakin chatted to the nurses, describing how the Cohesive® Seal had been born and gave them a brief history on how it has evolved to the much loved product that it is today.

We were pleased to welcome our colleagues Gill Sims and Rachel Butson from Pelican Healthcare and Rone Sills from Manta Medical to our booth who assisted us throughout the Conference. Claudine Jardine, an Eakin competition winner and nursing professional from South Africa, also joined us on Monday and demonstrated her winning case study on eakin Wound Pouches. Please click to access the case study ‘Appendicitis to Fistula’.

A huge thank-you to all those who called at our booth to tell us how much you love eakin Cohesive® and the miracles it has worked for your patients. To view pictures from the event or if you had your photograph taken with Mr Eakin you can now download your pictures by clicking here.

For those of you who didn’t pick up a sample of the eakin Cohesive® Slims® at the Conference, the eakin Cohesive SLIMS® will be available from ConvaTec in the USA from 1st July 2010 and in Canada later in the summer.