ACCT talks: Catheter choice matters with Diane Newman

Posted by Helene Klasson, September 14 2017

"The most important thing is to precribe the right catheter to the right person – it's the match that matters", Diane Newman, urology nurse for over 30 years, says.
We were happy to get an interview with her at ICS. 

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Topics: Catheter, Clean Intermittent Catheterization

Science Alert: The end of CAUTI = the end of indwelling urinary catheter use?

Posted by Maria Åberg Håkansson, May 17 2017

Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is the most common healthcare-associated infection and it has major cost implications for health services. It is a highly researched field with several new studies published every month covering prevention strategies and interventions.

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Topics: Catheter, Science Alert, CAUTI

Disposable catheters have given me the feeling of being normal again

Posted by Kissinger Deng, April 7 2017

Born in Southern Sudan, injured in Egypt and living in Norway, I have experienced many kinds of medical care. This is my journey to a working bladder routine after suffering a spinal cord injury.

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Topics: Catheter, Spinal cord injury, CIC, Bladder management

5 ways to prevent catheter-associated UTI

Posted by Helene Klasson, January 13 2016

If you feel a burning pain when you pee, you might have a bladder infection. Most people who use catheters have experienced this unwelcome condition at least once, and it's tiresome to know that you most likely will get another one later on. 

But there are ways to avoid UTIs. Here are the best tips from some real experts— the European Association of Urology Nurses.


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Topics: Catheter, UTI, CIC, Stop UTI, catheterization, enCATHopedia, users, CAUTI's

What you need to know when traveling with catheters

Posted by Helene Klasson, December 16 2015

Holiday time is here, and people all around the world will travel to be with their families. The airports and train stations will be clogged up with people, and travelers everywhere will ask themselves the same questions: Will I be there in time? Where is the passport? Did I unplug the iron?

Some of the travelers will also ask themselves: Will I be able to find a disabled toilet? Did I pack enough catheters? How will I get past customs with my catheters and medicine?

Especially for you, we put together a checklist to ease the stress.

 

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Topics: Catheter, Holidays, CIC, users, travel