The World Needs More Nurses

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Nurses are considered the backbone of the U.S. healthcare system, but there is an unprecedented shortage of these superheroes today. With the advancement of the healthcare system, registered nurses are one of the fastest-growing occupations. The American Nurses Association (AMA) estimated that there will be more employment opportunities for registered nurses than any other profession. […]

Catheter Selection and Preventing CAUTI for Female Patients

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Articles, Female Urine Management

About 75,000 deaths are reported each year due to healthcare-associated complications (HAC) One of the most common nosocomial infections in healthcare settings is catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), accounting for almost 40% of all HACs and are caused by the placement of an indwelling urinary catheter. As many as 65-70% of CAUTI episodes can be […]

Bowel Incontinence and Proper Intervention

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Fecal incontinence is the inability to control bowel movements which could cause unexpected leakage from the rectum. It is a common bothersome and chronic social and hygienic condition that presents a significant negative impact for both care providers and patients. As many as 9-40 patients in Intensive Care Units are affected by fecal incontinence. In […]

Nurse Burnout Is Real

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Workplace burnout is more usual than you think and can impact employees in all job professions. Clinicians work in high-stress environments, make decisions that impact patients’ lives, and are hence more, if not equally prone to experiencing burnout. According to July Nursing Central Survey, close to 95% of nurses felt burnt out at least once […]

Common Causes of Male Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) and How To Prevent It

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Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) is the most common healthcare associated complication and cause secondary bloodstream infections. It is a hot topic among staff in nursing homes, in-patient care facilities and surgical clinics, as are preventing CAUTIs among male patients and residents. 8% patients in home care settings and 3-7% patients in acute care settings […]

Are External Catheters Covered By Medicare?

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Articles, Female Urine Management, Male Urine Management

Medicare covers the expenses of external catheter supply, when medically necessary. Part B of Medicare is responsible for reimbursing 80% of the total cost required for catheter supply and patients are liable to pay 20% of any covered medical expense out of pocket after meeting the deductible. Approximately 30-35 external catheters are reimbursed per month […]

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 […]