We use cookies to understand how you use our site and to improve your experience. This includes personalizing content and advertising. To learn more, click here. By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of cookies. Cookie Policy.

Features Partner Sites Information LinkXpress
Sign In
Advertise with Us
Detecto

Download Mobile App




Events

ATTENTION: Due to the COVID-19 PANDEMIC, many events are being rescheduled for a later date, converted into virtual venues, or altogether cancelled. Please check with the event organizer or website prior to planning for any forthcoming event.
16 Feb 2023 - 18 Feb 2023

Discreet Urinary Catheter Improves Infection Control

By HospiMedica International staff writers
Posted on 04 Oct 2016
Print article
Image: The CompactCath is designed to improve the self-catheterization experience (Photo courtesy of CompactCath).
Image: The CompactCath is designed to improve the self-catheterization experience (Photo courtesy of CompactCath).
A small intermittent urinary catheter addresses some of the problems self-catheterizing patients face during their daily routines.

The CompactCath device is designed to improve the self-catheterization experience for patients who find it inconvenient or may feel self-conscious about performing it themselves, resulting in an infrequent usage that could lead to infections or other complications. By empowering users with a more patient-centered functionality and design, a smaller catheter size, and discrete packaging, the CompactCath can alleviate negative emotions associated with an already difficult situation.

The unisex CompactCath comes in a range of adult and pediatric sizes, and is provided pre-lubricated and with polished eyelets for a smoother placement procedure, and also includes an insertion sleeve for more hygienic non-touch delivery. A drainage control mechanism allows users full control on when and where to drain their urine. The CompactCath device is a product of CompactCath (Palo Alto, CA, USA), and has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

“We're very excited to bring convenience and confidence to people who have to self-catheterize with a compact and discreet package. The new design is easy to carry and dispose of, and easily fits into your pocket,” said Naama Stauber Breckler, CEO of CompactCath. “We look forward to helping catheter users take back control of their lives without missing a step. We've received overwhelmingly positive feedback from hundreds of catheter users, most of whom have been waiting for such improvements for a long time.”

“One of the problems with the current medical system is that solutions are designed for the hospital and not for people’s everyday life,” said William Kennedy, MD, chief of pediatric urology at Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital (Stanford, CT, USA). “The innovation is fantastic because it not only preserves the privacy for the patient, but can also improve infection control.”

Intermittent urinary catheterization is intended for patients in need of short- or long-term bladder management, such as those with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, or bladder obstruction from an enlarged prostate. It can be done in a hospital or at home.

Related Links:
CompactCath
Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital

New
Gold Supplier
Creatinine Meter
StatSensor Xpress Creatinine Meter
New
Orthopedic Table
GS GS-HV Series
New
Blood Warmer
SAHARA-III 230 V
New
Electric Suction Machine
YX980D

Print article

Channels

AI

view channel
Image: A novel research study moves the needle on predicting coronary artery disease (Photo courtesy of Pexels)

AI-Enabled ECG Analysis Predicts Heart Attack Risk Nearly as well as CT Scans

Increased coronary artery calcium is a marker of coronary artery disease that can lead to a heart attack. Traditionally, CT scans are used to diagnose buildup of coronary artery calcium, although CT scanners... Read more

Surgical Techniques

view channel
Image: The neuro-chip with soft implantable electrodes could manage brain disorders (Photo courtesy of EPFL)

Implantable Neuro-Chip Uses Machine Learning Algorithm to Detect and Treat Neurological Disorders

Using a combination of low-power chip design, machine learning algorithms, and soft implantable electrodes, researchers have produced a neural interface that can identify and suppress symptoms of different... Read more

Health IT

view channel
Image: Using digital data can improve health outcomes (Photo courtesy of Unsplash)

Electronic Health Records May Be Key to Improving Patient Care, Study Finds

When a patient gets transferred from a hospital to a nearby specialist or rehabilitation facility, it is often difficult for personnel at the new facility to access the patient’s electronic health records... Read more

Point of Care

view channel
Image: Steripath improves the diagnostic accuracy and timeliness of sepsis test results (Photo courtesy of Magnolia)

All-in-One Device Reduces False-Positive Diagnostic Test Results for Bloodstream Infections

Blood cultures are considered the gold standard diagnostic test for the detection of blood stream infections, such as sepsis. However, positive blood culture results can be frequently wrong, and about... Read more

Business

view channel
Image: The global patient positioning systems market is projected to reach USD 1.7 billion by 2027 (Photo courtesy of Pexels)

Global Patient Positioning Systems Market Driven by Increasing Chronic Diseases

The global patient positioning systems market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4% from USD 1.4 billion in 2022 to USD 1.7 billion by 2027, driven by increasing technological advancements in medical devices,... Read more
Copyright © 2000-2023 Globetech Media. All rights reserved.