SUPRAPUBIC FOLEY CATHETER INTRODUCING SETS: S-CATH™ SYSTEM

Controlled, Accurate and Precise Entry

Mediplus S-Cath™ System

Mediplus S-Cath™ System

Complete Kit with Latex-Free Catheter 

Suprapubic catheterization (SPC) is a surgical procedure traditionally performed in the operating room and routinely used in urology to decompress the bladder in patients who present as an emergency with bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) and where a urethral catheterization is unsuccessful, or undesirable, because of an enlarged prostate or urethral stricture. It is also electively indicated in patients unable to tolerate a long-term urethral catheter due to bladder spasm, discomfort, bypassing, and in patients with neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis and spina bifida.

Although SPC is generally regarded as a safe procedure, initial insertion can carry a small but significant risk of bowel puncture, particularly in patients with a contracted bladder. Traditional methods are often daunting for both the surgeon and patient, due to the potential risks involved.

Mediplus Ltd and The BioMed Centre, Bristol, England have developed a new catheter insertion kit using the Seldinger technique – a well-established clinical procedure – to increase safety and reduce the number of insertions performed under general anesthetic: S-Cath™ System

The Seldinger Suprapubic Catheter Kit, S-Cath™ System consists of a long needle (16G), a guide wire, a trocar with an outer sheath and a choice of 8, 12, 14 or 16 Fr silicone catheters. The catheters are available in either open tip or closed tip. (8 and 12Fr are only available in closed tip)

The anesthetized tract is created in the normal way, but the needle is left in the patient. The guide wire is then inserted through the needle into the bladder. It will curl upon the posterior wall preventing the trocar from being pushed in too far. The needle can then be removed. The trocar is then inserted in a controlled manner, helping to reduce user anxiety and ensuring it enters the bladder.

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S-Cath™ System offers numerous advantages for clinical staff and patients:
Greater control & accuracy

With S-Cath™ System™ offers a high degree of control allows accurate placement.

Reduced risk

Low risk of trauma and tissue damage for the patient. The catheter rarely needs to be inserted under general anesthetic – reducing the associated risks in an elderly at risk group of patients.

Greater confidence

The bladder may be located with an 18g hypodermic needle, giving more confidence in inserting the trocar into the bladder, as the track has already been secured by the guide wire.

Improved insertion & removal

The safety guide wire improves insertion and removal, guaranteeing insertion of the trocar along the anesthetized track.

Reduces costs and hospital stay 

The procedure rarely needs to be undertaken as an inpatient, under general anesthetic or in an operating room – reducing hospital stay, as well as reducing overall costs.  Evidence shows the length of stay can be reduced from 2.3 days to a procedure time of 29 minutes.

Frees up consultants’ time & enhances out-of-hours service 

Enables non-consultant grade clinical staff and suitably trained nurse practitioners to perform the procedure after training, thereby freeing up Consultant time and allowing suitably trained staff to safely insert catheters during out of hours.

Suprapubic Foley Catheter Introducing Sets: S-Cath™ System
S-Cath™ System Silicone Suprapubic Foley Catheter (Open Tip) Set with Introducer

Size: 12Fr. Length: 42cm Box Quantity: 5

S-Cath™ System Silicone Suprapubic Foley Catheter Set with Introducer

Size: 12Fr. Length: 42cm Box Quantity: 5

S-Cath™ System Silicone Suprapubic Foley Catheter Set with Introducer

Size: 14Fr. Length: 42cm Box Quantity: 5

S-Cath™ System Silicone Suprapubic Foley Catheter (Open Tip) Set with Introducer

Size: 14Fr. Length: 42cm Box Quantity: 5

S-Cath™ System Silicone Suprapubic Foley Catheter Set with Introducer

Size: 16Fr. Length: 42cm Box Quantity: 5

S-Cath™ System Silicone Suprapubic Foley Catheter (Open Tip) Set with Introducer

Size: 16Fr. Length: 42cm Box Quantity: 5

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