Medical Catheter Video
Duette vs FoleyDuette™ Technology, Medical Catheter Videos
Along with high-quality healthcare by professionals, comes medical products that cater to the comfort and care of patients. Innovation has seen the creation of products that answer to the need for a better, less painful plan of care. One of the biggest breakthroughs in healthcare products that aids in the reduction of catheter related hospital infections, is the Duette™ Urinary Drainage System. What’s even more interesting about this new line of safer urinary catheters, is that we launched a series of medical catheter videos in order to help patients and clients understand our product even more.
Compared to the traditional Foley catheter, which features a pair of eyelets and a single balloon for secure anchorage inside the bladder, our Duette™ technology boasts a dual balloon design. You can learn more about the Duette™ technology in its accompanying medical catheter videos.
A urinary catheter is used to assist in draining urine out of a patient’s bladder in the absence of peristalsis in the urinary system. This is typically used in patients who suffer from a stroke or benign prostatic hyperplasia, to prevent straining during urination, or if the patient is immobile or bedridden. A urinary catheter is also utilized to help in the proper monitoring of a patient’s intake and output of urine, in the case of cardiac patients, those recovering from hemorrhagic shock, or those who undergo hemodialysis.
In one of our Duette™ comprehensive medical catheter videos, you can observe that a typical Foley catheter comes with a tip sans a cushion. The inner lining of the bladder wall is soft, and during aspiration of urine, the lining gets traumatized, creating pseudopolyps and causing mucus from infection to form. Normally, urine should be straw or pale straw in color, and should be clear of mucus or white blood cells. Floating mucus in the urine is a red flag for infection and is often seen when one is using a Foley catheter.
When compared to the Foley catheter, the Duette™ catheter offers less to no damage to the bladder wall with its dual balloon technology, meaning reduced risks of urinary tract infections, while the catheter is secured in the patient’s bladder. Some of the last things that a doctor would want to see in a patient’s urine are blood, and less than normal urine output on an hourly basis. Hematuria or blood in the urine can be prevented with the Duette™ Urinary Drainage System. That’s quality, optimum patient care at its best! You can find out more about the Duette™ breakthrough when you watch its accompanying medical catheter videos on our visual evidence page
Clinical Evidence – Healing Bladder Trauma with the Duette™
The Duette™ Difference
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