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® 700 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.
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 and, consequently, the rate of urinary tract infections caused by catheters. 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 scanner allows users to monitor bladder volume and voided amounts in patients with bladder and continence conditions as well as post-operative patients. Clinicians may observe consistent patterns in bladder volume and adjust fluid intake as necessary. The unit features specialized child, male, and female modes for the most accurate readings.
The device's compact, handheld design and included basket makes it portable and ideal for the high patient volume in hospital and nursing facility settings. It can easily be mounted on an optional mobile tilt stand (sold separately), further enhancing its portability. The included probe is encapsulated and protected, with durable construction to withstand regular use.
The scanner's integrated printer and 700-scan memory assists in record-keeping. It connects to an EMHR system via USB 2.0 interface or SD card for additional storage and printing options. Its backlit 7" TFT LCD touchscreen 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. To eliminate the need for repeat tests due to inaccuracy or improper positioning, the scanner automatically displays a preview of the bladder. In under five minutes, the device calculates the bladder volume and displays an image of the bladder.
The unit also includes an innovative voice recording feature for additional clarity in record-keeping.
A one-year warranty is included with the product; Medline offers an optional two year extension.
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