The new Stomico Ostomy Pliers offer an easy to use, effective, ergonomic alternative to the use of scissors to cut the correct size openings in flanges, wafers, and skin barriers.
Until the introduction of the Stomico Ostomy Pliers, the traditional and only effective method of cutting stoma openings in flanges, wafers, and skin barriers were scissors.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, "repetitive strain injuries"--physical problems that develop from repeating the same motion over and over--are on the rise, and carpal tunnel is the most common. The long term use of scissors is recognized as a source of carpal tunnel, a repetitive motion injury and of tendonitis. These “long term use” injuries are insidious since they are often not recognized until the damage has occurred.
Medical professionals, caregivers, and patients who are using scissors are exposed to these potentially serious injuries.
The Stomico Ostomy Pliers are easy to use. The ergonomic handles are designed to provide a comfortable grip while delivering the leverage necessary to effectively punch a clean hole in the flange or wafer. There is no repetitive motion which can lead to the potential of future injury.
With practice of just 1 or 2 times, it only takes seconds to punch a clean, consistent hole in the ostomy appliance.