Stoma case study | Creating a watertight seal around stoma - eakin®

Choose eakin Cohesive® seals to create a watertight appliance

Case study submitted by: Louise Tremblay, ET Nurse, Cité de la Santé, Québec, Canada

Patient history:

  • 45 year old male
  • History of Crohn’s Disease
  • Permanent Ileostomy since 1991

Nurse review:

a stoma

  • Stoma size varies between 25 – 28mm, profile varies from flush to protruding up to 6mm
  • Abdomen is flat
  • Hyper granulation
  • Pouch weartime is 2 days


  • Output is very liquid and the pouch needs to be emptied 8 – 10 times/day
  • Also experiencing burning skin

Nurse recommends:

stoma with an eakin seal around it
  • Recommended use of eakin Cohesive SLIMS®



  • stoma picturePatient independent with stoma care
  • eakin pelican pouch™ appliance lasting 3 days
  • Considering not having reversal of stoma due to confidence in her appliance

Reasons to use:

  • Smoothing out irregular skin and filling dips and creases 1,2,3,4
  • Encircling the stoma to prevent corrosive output from damaging the appliance flange2,3
  • Adding protection for people with a high output ileostomy 2,3,4
  • Protecting against contact dermatitis 1,2,3,4
  • Prevention of repeated stoma problems2,3

Clinical evidence for choosing eakin Cohesive® seals:

Superior absorption4
High protection against enzymes 3,4
Combats irritants3,4


  1. Boyles A (2010) Keeping up to date with stoma accessories: enabling informed choice. Gastrointestinal Nursing 8:6 28-42
  2. Evans S, Burch J (2017) An overview of stoma care accessory products for protecting peristomal skin. Gastrointestinal Nursing 15:7 25-34
  3. Kelly O’Flynn (2016) Protecting peristomal skin: a guide to conditions and treatment. Gastrointestinal Nursing 14:7 14-19
  4. Mc Groggan G, Haughey S and McDowell K (2018) An absorbent, enzyme-inhibiting seal reduces peristomal skin complications. Gastrointestinal Nursing 16:1 42-49