The third, and final, of our Urethral Catheterisation Device (UCD®) case study is 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:
My name is Mariya and I’m a Clinical Nurse Practitioner and Trainer for AMUC (Advanced Male Urethral Catheterisation) course.
The main advantage is the enablement of non-urological health care practitioners (doctors or nurses) to solve difficult catheterisation, quickly and non-traumatically, themselves.
Yes, most people (who are already proficient in male catheterisation) feel confident to start using the UCD after one simulation at a training session.
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.
The UCD catheterisation solution avoids unnecessary referral to hospital specialists and patient care is not delayed, therefore is cost effective as well as safe.
It’s very similar to standard catheterisation experience, with the added value of reduced hospital referrals.
It has adapted according to the level of knowledge and experience of the respective trainees, we can tailor for lots of different people.
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.