Proactive catheter maintenance

Posted on July 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Bard, a major UK urology company, has reported reporting growing demand for the OptiFlo catheter maintenance system and its associated client record cards, which the company says assist in the documentation of essential patient information. OptiFlo product manager Vicki Bokor-Ingram said about 50% of long-term catheterised people experienced recurrent encrustation and subsequent blocking. “Routine use of OptiFlo ­ the only system designed to allow gentle agitation of maintenance solutions ­ can efficiently clear away troublesome deposits, keeping the catheter patent and extending its life,” said Ms Bokor-Ingram. “Planned catheter care and the keeping of effective records represents best practice. To assist healthcare professionals in this Bard supplies client record cards free to all OptiFlo and Foley catheter users.” “There is clear evidence that proactive catheter care works,” said Ms Bokor-Ingram. “The level of feedback we¹re getting from healthcare professionals has been truly outstanding. Nurses are c

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