The ParSORB™ Travel Pack is designed for ostomates who need a smaller more compact container and one that can easily fit into a handbag, not to mention it’s more affordable to those who want to try the product without buying the full size.
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Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) October 1, 2010
The Parthenon Company unveiled its new Travel Pack size for ParSORB™ absorbent gel packets at the recent joint conference of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) and World Council of Enterostomal Therapists (WCET). Noise and peristomal irritation are among the top concerns of ileostomy patients. ParSORB™ was developed for people with an ostomy, mainly a colostomy and ileostomy to promote patient confidence and support an active lifestyle. ParSORB™ is an essential accessory for the ostomate because it absorbs the liquid contents of the ostomy appliance. The stomal output exiting the stoma, (surgically created opening in the abdomen), can be liquid and very acidic causing serious skin irritation. In a survey of new users, respondents rated ParSORB™ 80 percent "Effective" to "Very Effective" in its ability to reduce pouch noise, keep pouch contents away from the stoma, and improve convenience and user confidence.
ParSORB™ can be used on one-piece drainable appliances by dropping a packet through the tail and also two-piece drainable appliances by dropping a packet through the flange before attaching the pouch. The packet's film dissolves on contact with liquid releasing its absorbent granules to transform the liquid effluent into a semi-solid gel. Turning the acidic stomal output into a gel provides many benefits to the pouch wearer.
- Eliminates sloshing noises
- Evenly distributes contents of the pouch
- Prevents leakage
- Increases the longevity of the skin barrier and pouch
- Facilitates easy venting of gas and emptying of ostomy appliance
In discussing the product, CEO Nick Mihalopoulos, Ph.D., R.Ph, said, "The ParSORB™ Travel Pack is designed for ostomates who need a smaller more compact container and one that can easily fit into a handbag, not to mention it's more affordable to those who want to try the product without buying the full size."
ParSORB™ can be purchased at any medical supply store carrying ostomy products and is available from wholesalers such as Independence Medical, Cardinal, and McKesson. Non-toxic and biodegradable, it is available in three options: 16 ounce economy size (200 doses), 100 packet containers, and the new Travel Pack size of 25 packets. Medicare reimbursable using HCPCS A4422 and made in the U.S.A.
The Parthenon Company is a niche developer, manufacturer and distributor of specialty products to clinical users in the fields of ostomy, wound care, urology, incontinence, nutrition and bariatrics. Via its annual retail catalog and online presence since 1997, the company is also a discount mail order house for specialty medical supplies focusing on ostomy supplies. For more information, visit http://www.parthenoninc.com.
The Parthenon Co., Inc.
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