The inability to control bowel movements is known as Fecal Incontinence (FI). Ranging from minor accidental stool leakage to complete loss of bowel control, FI often presents challenging situations for patients, families, and care providers when managing the condition.
Causes of FI can widely vary from diarrhea or constipation to nerve disruption or muscle damage. No matter what the cause, FI is unpleasant and inconvenient for all involved.
While FI may only seem like an embarrassing and unpleasant condition at first glance, it can lead to painful and costly health complications if mismanaged.
Bedsores and skin breakdown can occur
when skin is exposed to constant pressure.
These complications are dramatically accelerated
in the presence of moisture and pathogens from stool.
Infections can both spread because of FI
mismanagement as well as actually cause some
patients to develop FI.
In light of these risks and fueled by a desire to provide a more compassionate healthcare environment, Consure Medical has created QoraTM a USFDA cleared stool management kit.Say Hello to QoraTM
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2. Jones S., et al. Clostridium difficile Containment Properties of a Fecal Management System: An In Vitro Investigation. Ostomy Wound Management.2011;57(10):38–49.