Self-catheterization as a first-line treatment at the Emergency department

November 10, 2020

Patients with acute urinary retention are commonly given an indwelling catheter, thereby increasing risk of infection when compared to intermittent catheterization. A hospital in UK changed its practice and now uses self-catheterization as first-line management for patients presenting with acute urinary retention at the emergency department.

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Topics: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Catheter-associated UTI (CAUTI), Bladder dysfunction, Intermittent Catheterization

Almost two thirds (66%) of nurses in a US survey did not base their practice on clinical guidelines.

September 15, 2020

Intermittent catheterization (IC) is frequently used to manage lower urinary tract dysfunctions, but research shows that care for patients using IC may not always be based on evidence. The purpose of this review was to summarize evidence related to adherence to IC, complication rates, satisfaction with IC, and its effect on health-related quality of life.

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Topics: Neurogenic bladder, Spina Bifida, Intermittent Catheterization

Webinar: A new angle that increases dignity for women and IC

August 31, 2020

We have the pleasure of inviting you to participate in our first ever live webinar on Wednesday, September 30th between 13:00 and 14:00 (CEST).

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Topics: Intermittent Catheterization, dignity, Webinar

US study: Health benefits and cost-savings using hydrophilic catheters

August 19, 2020

As many as 18 complications can be avoided from the age of 40 until death when using hydrophilic catheters instead of non-coated catheters. This translates into savings of almost $10,000 per patient.

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Topics: Health Economy, Intermittent Catheterization

Convenience — a key factor in users’ preferences

August 12, 2020

The use of a urinary catheter is very personal and the patients' needs should be carefully investigated before a catheter choice is made. This study reveals that convenience factors are as important to users as medical factors.

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Topics: Health Economy, Intermittent Catheterization