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Articles of February,2017

Avoiding Urinary Tract Infections (UTI’s)

Posted on Feb 20, 2017 by Kevin Cleary

Anyone can experience a UTI, but those who have had an injury, surgery, or any other reason to use a catheter, indwelling or intermittent, have the additional possibility of contracting a catheter associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI). This can affect the urethra, bladder, and even your kidneys. While UTIs are the most common form of infection, their prevention can avoid issues down the road.

Posted in Infection Control

Caring for Your Urine Collection Bag

Posted on Feb 03, 2017 by Kevin Cleary

Many men and women require catheters in order to expel urine from their bodies. The reasons can range from surgery to spinal cord injuries. More importantly, knowing how to properly drain and clean these collection bags can help prevent other medical issues and can improve your quality of life. No matter what style of indwelling catheter you use, you will need to choose a collection Bag.

Posted in Drainage Bags