The Flexi-Seal® Fecal Management System has been shown to contain and help prevent the spread of the deadly “Superbug” Clostridium difficile (C. difficile), according to ConvaTec (Skillman, NJ). Based on the results of scientific research showing advanced capabilities in fecal management, the system is an important management option for hospitals and long-term care settings to reduce the risk of C. difficile infection among patients and healthcare workers.
In an in vitro study over 31 days, the management system was challenged with a C. difficile-inoculated medium. In this study, no airborne dispersal of C. difficile spores was detected. In the same study, a comparative control involving disposable, absorbent underpads used in fecal management in many hospitals, C. difficile was able to spread across the underpad barrier, presenting a risk of colonization on other surfaces and a potential for infection.
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