Best Practices for Male External Catheters

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Male sheath catheters/condom catheters are a non-invasive solution to manage patients with urinary incontinence. The flexible sheath of the device fits over the penile shaft connected with a long drainage tube which is attached to a urine drainage bag or in some cases a vacuum suction source.   Sheath catheters/Condom catheters are available in various materials […]

How Do You Size a Male External Catheter?

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How do you size a male external catheter/are there different sizes? MALE EXTERNAL CATHETERS Male external catheters are significantly less invasive and have easier catheterization than internal urinary catheters (which drain urine from the bladder by a tube inserted through the urethra). These are latex or rubber shells that encase the tip of the penile […]

HELP WANTED!!! – Condom Catheters Need Not Apply

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Amanda Linneman RN, BSN Clinical Program Manager – ConSure Medical Wow! Nurse ingenuity is amazing. When our patient faces an ailment, we go out of our way to become their advocate. When our medical center/place of work faces a challenge nurses come together, brainstorm while changing linens, discuss policy changes over lunch, investigate what’s working […]

What Are the Best Male External Catheters?

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Urinary Catheters are required to adequately manage urinary output and reduce the risk of infections, and other possible clinical adverse events such as Incontinence Associated Dermatitis (IAD), Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection, Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) etc – occurring due to inadequate UI management. Urinary catheters are broadly classified into three categories- Indwelling catheters– An […]

Medical Innovations, By the Nurses, For the Nurses

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There are approximately 4 million registered nurses in the US. We’ have seen this number countless times in the last two years during the pandemic while the world was reminded that nurses are superheroes, and they risk their lives every day to care for others. Nurses and healthcare workers have been collectively dedicating their lives […]

Incontinence from an RN Perspective

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Articles, Female Urine Management, Male Urine Management, Stool Management

By Amanda Linneman RN, BSN Clinical Team Manager Consure Medical Incontinence is the inability of the body to control the evacuative functions of urination or defecation, a partial or complete loss of bladder or bowel control. To me, incontinence is so much more. Incontinence is embarrassment, shame, the fear of sneezing or laughing aloud in […]

What are Different Types of Female External Catheters?

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Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most prevalent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). Indwelling urinary catheters (IUCs) are responsible for 70%–80% of such infections, which are referred to as catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs). CAUTIs are associated with negative patient outcomes, such as increased patient discomfort and restriction of activity, enhanced morbidity and mortality, extended […]

How Does a Female External Catheter Work?

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Indwelling Urinary Catheters (IUCs) have been the primary means of urine management across the continuum of care for over a hundred years. These catheters are built on a simple principle of urine drainage from the bladder through a transit tube. The 3 major components of a urinary catheter are an indwelling balloon to anchor the […]

Consure Medical: Redefining Affordable and Effective Patient Care Through Qora™ SMK, A Novel Stool Containment and Management System

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Containing patient-care costs has become a crucial element in driving healthcare innovations around the globe. Affordable care has been the core tenet of Consure Medical’s innovation and development processes that defines the solutions offered by the company. Qora™ SMK, a suite of intuitive Stool Management Kits (SMKs), are the next generation of stool containment solutions […]