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 […]

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 […]

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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Articles, Female Urine Management

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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Articles, Female Urine Management

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 […]