PureWick Female External Catheter

Brand/Manufacturer: BARD INC
Item # Desc Pkg Price
PWF030 Female External Catheter $1.05
$28.65
$20.99
PWF030 Female External Catheter $31.45
$750.65
$628.99

PureWick Female External Catheter is a soft and flexible external catheter for women that wicks urine away to keep the body dry and odor-free. It uses a low-pressure wall suction, that wicks urine away from the patient and into a designated collection canister. The Purewick is a new way for managing female urinary incontinence.

Benefits of PureWick External Catheter for Female

  • Alternative to prolonged Foley catheter use
  • It helps reduce urinary catheter days
  • Lowering CAUTI risk
  • Non-sterile
  • Protects skin by wicking away urine
  • A simple, non-invasive urine output management in female
  • Contains latex
  • Single-use

Features of Bard PureWick Catheter

  • Ability to consistently capture and take away 95% or more of urine without entering or attaching to the body
  • Help facilitate early indwelling catheter removal and may thereby help reduce the risk of catheter-associated UTI
  • Works while lying on her back, her side or seated
  • Glue, tape and straps are not needed
  • Urine is not stored close to the body
  • Intended for non-invasive urine output management in female patients

What to buy with External Female Catheter

 

How does PureWick Female External Catheter work?

Bard PureWick External Female Catheter


How to use PureWick External Catheter?

Setup PureWick

  • Connect the canister to wall suction and set to a minimum of 40mmHg continuous suction. Always use the minimum amount of suction necessary.

  • PureWick Catheter Setup

  • Using standard suction tubing, connect the PureWick Female External Catheter to the collection canister.

  • PureWick External Catheter Setup

Peri-care and Placement of PureWick External Catheter

  • Perform perineal care and assess skin integrity. Separate legs, gluteus muscles, and labia. Palpate pubic bone as anatomical marker

  • PureWick Catheter Placement

  • With soft gauze side facing patient, align the distal end of the PureWick Catheter at the gluteal cleft. Gently tuck soft gauze side between separated gluteus and labia. Ensure that the top of the gauze is aligned with the pubic bone. Slowly place legs back together once the PureWick Female Catheter is positioned.

  • PureWick Female Catheter Placement

Note: Patient can be positioned on the back, side-lying, frog legged, or lying on back with knees bent and thighs apart (lithotomy position) prior to device placement.

How to remove PureWick Female Catheter?

  • To remove the PureWick Female External Catheter, fully separate the legs, gluteus, and labia
  • To avoid potential skin injury upon removal, gently pull the PureWick External Catheter directly outward
  • Ensure suction is maintained while removing the PureWick Female Catheter.
  • After use, this product may be a potential biohazard. Dispose of in accordance with applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations.

  • PureWick Catheter Removal

How often do you change PureWick External Female Catheter?

  • Replace the PureWick Female Catheter at least every 8-12 hours or if soiled with feces or blood
  • Always assess skin for compromise and perform perineal care prior to placement of a new PureWick External Catheter.

Bard PureWick Female External Catheter User Manual

Precautions:
  • Not recommended for patients who are:
    • Agitated, combative, or uncooperative and might remove the PureWick Catheter
    • Having frequent episodes of bowel incontinence without a fecal management system in place
    • Experiencing skin irritation or breakdown at the site
    • Experiencing moderate/heavy menstruation and cannot use a tampon
  • Do not use a barrier cream on the perineum when using the PureWick External Catheter. Barrier cream may impede suction.
  • Contains dry natural rubber. Not recommended for use on patients with a known latex allergy.
  • Proceed with caution in patients who have undergone recent surgery of the external urogenital tract.
  • Always assess skin for compromise and perform perineal care prior to placement of a new PureWick Female External Catheter.
  • Maintain suction until the PureWick External Catheter is fully removed from the patient to avoid urine backflow

Contraindications: Patients with urinary retention

Warnings:
  • Do not use the PureWick External Catheter with a bedpan or any material that does not allow for sufficient airflow
  • To avoid potential skin injury, never push or pull the PureWick External Catheter against the skin during placement or removal
  • Never insert the PureWick Female Catheter into vagina, anal canal, or other body cavities
  • Discontinue use if an allergic reaction occurs
  • After use, this product may be a potential biohazard. Dispose of in accordance with applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations.

PureWick Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Who is a good candidate for the PUREWICK Female External Catheter?

A. Patient requiring urine output monitoring but does not meet indications for indwelling Foley catheterization
  • Urinary incontinence and/or frequent urination
  • Difficulty walking from bed or chair to toilet
  • Difficulty using a bedpan
  • Post-surgical or procedure immobility
  • Skin injury or irritation related to urinary incontinence or diapers
  • Bedrest orders

Q. Can the PUREWICK Female External Catheter be used when the patient is on her side or sitting in a chair?

A. Yes, the PUREWICK Female External Catheter may be used when the patient is lying or reclining on her back or side, as well as when seated in a chair. Care must be taken to ensure that the product is not positioned beneath the coccyx.

Q. Can we turn a patient who is using the PUREWICK Female External Catheter?

A. Yes. Remove the device before turning the patient. After repositioning the patient, examine the perineum then properly position the product back into place. If lying on her side, lift the patient’s leg before removing or repositioning the product.

Q. Can patients wear underwear?

A. Yes, patients can wear underwear. In fact, netted or mesh underwear may help secure the product, especially with very thin or frail patients.

Q. What if a patient has loose bowel movements?

A.A stool management system may be used in conjunction with the PUREWICK Female External Catheter to help keep the patient clean and dry. Clean the perineum after each loose bowel movement and replace product if soiled.

Q. Does the suction hold the PUREWICK Female External Catheter in place?

A. No. The PUREWICK Female External Catheter is held in place by the labia and gluteus. The suction is not felt by the patient

Q. What if the PUREWICK Female External Catheter leaks?

A. Accurate positioning is key to preventing leaks. Place the PUREWICK Female External Catheter snugly against the perineum, aligning the top of white gauze against the pubic bone. The urethra should be aligned approximately 1/3 of the way down the length of the product. Tuck the end of the PUREWICK Female External Catheter between the gluteal muscles. After confirming proper positioning, check wall vacuum function.

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You can submit a return request by logging into your account. You will receive the Return Authorization Number (RA#) details in the email within 2-3 business days.

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Is there any Restocking Fees?

  1. 20% restocking fees will be applied.
  2. Outbound shipping cost is non-refundable.
  3. For orders that qualified for free shipping, $8.99 will be deducted from the refund if the product is returned.

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