Recent statistics show that incontinence is widespread among the population over the age of fifty, hovering at about fifty percent. The older one gets, the greater the chance of developing incontinence. As the baby boomer population ages, the prevalence of incontinence is expected to rise. Revolutionary bladder scanners help patients with incontinence, surgical ramifications, or various illnesses relearn the sensation of needing to urinate, resulting in reduced time or complete elimination of catheterization.
The Medline BioCon®-500 and BioCon® CUBEscan 700 bladder scanners are revolutionary products, designed to aid in a hospital's development of a catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) prevention program and conform to Tag F315 recommendations. The units provide a means to check on the bladder status of residents and their clear and simple designs require almost no training to set up and use. With a bladder scanner patients suffering from incontinence can be monitored more closely, allowing for better scheduling of toileting, further reducing the need for catheterization. The device’s screen can also be shown to the patient to demonstrate the fullness of the bladder, helping him relearn the sensation and develop continence.
The device also allows users to monitor the patient's bladder volume and voided amounts. Clinicians may observe consistent patterns in bladder volume and adjust fluid intake as necessary. The scanners feature specialized child (in CUBEscan 700 only), male and female modes for the most accurate readings. The lightweight, portable unit is brought to the resident's bedside and the patient prepared with clear conductive gel. The wand is then positioned over the bladder area, where it "reads" bladder information and transmits it to the screen. In less than five minutes, the device calculates the bladder volume and displays an image of the bladder.
The bladder scanners feature a variety of advanced capabilities such as a pre-scan feature to ensure proper placement, touchscreen, and PC and EMR connectivity. The CUBEscan 700 improves on the BioCon® 500 with additional high-capacity memory, voice recording, larger screen, and printer compatibility. Both provide patients with non-invasive, comfortable screening and dignity preservation during times that can be wrought with humiliating procedures. Their straightforward operation makes them accessible to virtually anyone and requires little training, promoting staff efficiency while effectively reducing the rate of unnecessary catheterization and painful CAUTI.
Being that CAUTI is the most prevalent infection in healthcare today, virtually anyone is at risk of contracting it. Proper education and appropriate supplies have been proven to drastically reduce CAUTI rates in both home and healthcare settings. At Tiger Medical Supplies, we are dedicated to providing you with the tools you need to keep yourself or your patients comfortable, healthy, and financially secure. Contact one of our capable customer service representatives or visit our website to join the anti-CAUTI initiative today.
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