Urethrotech UCD® Case Study 3

June 13, 2022
| Daniel Wilson |
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The third, and final, of our Urethrotech UCD® Case Study3is out now, and features our chat with Mariya Dragova, Clinical Nurse Practitioner, Reconstructive Urology Department UCLH, at Westmoreland Street Hospital.
Mariya has been using the UCD® on patients for a while now and experiences the feedback first hand on the many benefits of using the catheter. You can read the interview below:

For those that may not know, please can you give a brief overview of yourself and your background of working with/using the UCD?

My name is Mariya and I’m a Clinical Nurse Practitioner and Trainer for AMUC (Advanced Male Urethral Catheterisation) course.

What do you believe are the UCD’s key benefits?

The main advantage is the enablement of non-urological health care practitioners (doctors or nurses) to solve difficult catheterisation, quickly and non-traumatically, themselves.

You train people to use the UCD – is it easy for people to grasp?

Yes, most people (who are already proficient in male catheterisation) feel confident to start using the UCD after one simulation at a training session.

Why is the UCD so easy to use?

The main reason is because it is one single device, and it is easy to use by one person, without additional need of assistance, or lots of different equipment.

What would you say to a hospital thinking of trialling the UCD?

The UCD catheterisation solution avoids unnecessary referral to hospital specialists and patient care is not delayed, therefore is cost effective as well as safe.

What feedback do you get from patients?

It’s very similar to standard catheterisation experience, with the added value of reduced hospital referrals.

How has your training style changed over time?

It has adapted according to the level of knowledge and experience of the respective trainees, we can tailor for lots of different people.

What would you say to those who are considering finding out more about UCD?

It’s not widely known that a traumatic urethral catheterisation can turn a simple procedure into an emergency. CAUI (Catheter Associated Urethral Injury) is associated to significant short-term morbidity and long-term complications.
The UCD is easy to use and empowers nurses to manage difficult catheterisation independently and safely in any clinical environment. The UCD catheterisation solution avoids unnecessary referral to hospital specialists and patient care is not delayed.

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