The long journey to Adelaide, South Australia was more than worthwhile as eakin enjoyed an extremely successful 19th WCET congress.
This year the eakin booth embraced the new purple branding that you should now all be familiar with and the main product focus was on wound care, with an exciting new Maxi Wound Pouch measuring a staggering 250 x 385mm revealed at the event.
There are a number of people who contributed to the success of the event. Firstly we would like to thank Åsa Gustafsson from Sweden and Lorraine Andrews from New Zealand for presenting their impressive case studies using Eakin Wound Pouches in the Fistula Session on Sunday. We are always encouraged by your hard work and creativity. Secondly, a big thank you goes to our colleagues and friends in Omnigon, who were such a great help on our stand. Thirdly we would like to thank the WCET Organising Committee for a really well organised WCET congress – congratulations on a fantastic event!
And last but by no means least, we would like to thank all of the ET nurses who took the time to enter our competition. As many as 150 delegates added their thoughts on why eakin seals are still the best stoma seals around. The winning comment was written by Julie Isherwood of St John of God, Geelong, Victoria who wrote ‚Eakin seals are still the best because they were the original, everybody else has tried to copy it. That’s flattery. They work!‘ We hope you are enjoying your pamper pack prize post congress Julie! The wall with all eakin Cohesive Comments is now available to view.
Yet again, we are extremely grateful to the Australian ET nurses, in conjunction with our distributors Omnigon, for their outstanding collection of case studies.
Competition entries were written during the last few months and the final list of case studies has been selected and is available, with numerous other studies.
All case studies illustrate how helpful Cohesive® was to the nurse and the patient. Case studies cover a broad range of topics such as:
- Management of Radiation Damaged Skin
- Increasing Appliance Weartime
- Caring for a Loop Ileostomy
- Healing of Damaged Skin
- Management of an Ulcer Close to a Stoma
- Managment of a Stoma Near a Wound
- Ostomy Care – Urostomy
- Wound Pouches, Cohesive® and VAC Therapy.