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. Treating incontinence with catheterization is common in the hospital setting, but the increased risk of prolonged catheterization for developing infection is well documented. The benefits of a device that can more precisely show the volume of urine in the bladder at a given time is obviously beneficial.
The Medline BioCon®-500 bladder scanner is a revolutionary product, designed to aid in a hospital's development of a CAUTI prevention program and conform to Tag F315 recommendations. The unit provides a means to check on the bladder status of residents and its clear and simple design requires almost no training to set up and use. View a tutorial demonstrating its ease of use by clicking on the Product Demo tab above.
With the BioCon®-500, patients suffering from incontinence can be monitored more closely, allowing for better scheduling of toileting, further reducing the need for catheterization. The device 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 unit features specialized male and female modes for the most accurate readings.
The device's compact, lightweight design - it weighs just over 6 pounds - makes it ideal for the high patient volume in hospital and nursing facility settings. It can easily be mounted on an optional mobile stand (sold separately), further enhancing its portability. Its backlit 5.6" STN LCD touchscreen provides clear, easy-to-interpret views of the bladder and information.
The scanner's integrated printer and 5-patient/12 image memory assists in record-keeping. It connects to an EMR system via USB 2.0 interface for additional storage and printing options. Its backlit LCD screen provides clear, easy-to-interpret views of the bladder and information.
The portable unit is brought to the resident's bedside and the patient prepared with clear conductive gel. The wand is positioned over the bladder area, where it "reads" bladder information and transmits it to the screen. In under five minutes, the device calculates the bladder volume and displays an image of the bladder.
A one-year warranty is included with the product; Medline offers an optional two year extension. The warranty includes includes a free calibration for each year, an $800 value!
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