Kissinger's Story Part One

Posted by Kissinger Deng, December 15 2016

In the first of a two part series, Kissinger Deng, a Paralympian living in Norway, recalls the events that led to his injury, and his difficult journey towards recovery. It's been far from easy, but there have been many  triumphs along the way and Kissinger is happy to share his whole story with you.

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Topics: Spinal cord injury, users, Lifestyle, sports, Kissinger Deng

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

How do I know that I have UTI?

Posted by Helene Klasson, January 7 2016

Recurrent urinary tract infections are painful and tiresome. And sadly it is an unwelcome companion for many people using catheters. But there are differences between the various therapies.

Bacteria has entered the bladder via the catheter and invaded the bladder wall, which cause symptoms.

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Topics: UTI, CIC, users

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

How to read a scientific article

Posted by Helene Klasson, September 22 2015

Reading scientific articles and clinical documentation is essentially about being able to judge how reliable the results are (the articles strengths, weaknesses and validity) and what they mean for you in your clinical work. In order for a scientific article to be deemed credible, certain data must be present.

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Topics: Professionals, Scientific Article, How to, Checklist, users