Entries by Catheter Supply

How can CAUTIs be prevented?

Urinary tract infections are the most common infections reported in hospital or healthcare environments. According to recent data** published by the CDC, 560,000 hospitalized patients develop CAUTIs during their treatment period. These cases extend hospital stays, thus increasing care costs and rising overall morbidity rates. This figure accounts for over 40 percent*** of hospital-based infections […]

Urethral Catheterization in Women – How It’s Done

Urinary catheters are specialized medical devices who allow the drainage of urine for patients who cannot empty their bladders on their own, or who have limited mobility. Catheters are also effective in patients who suffer from urinary incontinence. Catheters are typically inserted in the urethral orifice by a medical professional, but self-catherization is a possibility […]

How often should you change an indwelling urinary catheter?

Catheters are specialized medical devices used to facilitate the release of fluids. They are some of the most frequently used devices, with millions of units sold every year. There are various types of catheters available, but indwelling catheters are some of the most popular. Catheterization is often employed for patients which require assisted fluid release. […]

Troubleshooting Your Catheter

Catheters are highly specialized devices which facilitate the evacuation of urine from the bladder. They are used in patients which encounter problems during urination or are unable to move. They can be used on either short or long term, depending on the medical situation of the patient. Modern catheters are single-use, sterile devices which are […]

The Future of Catheters – is there any room for improvement?

Recent statistics show that close to 20 percent of patients in hospitals or other health care units require some sort of urinary catheterization during their stay. That’s almost 1 in 5 patients who require this procedure every day. How it all started is similar to other medical grade devices around. The ancient Syrians used some […]

Pretesting Indwelling Urinary Catheter Balloons

The insertion of indwelling catheters, also known as retention catheters, is a medical procedure frequently employed during hospitalization. It’s a common procedure especially in acute settings, in various types of health-care units (nursing homes, emergency units, palliative care units etc.) In these scenarios, depending on the type of health care provided, around 20 to 30 […]