BD PureWick™ Urine Collection System and BD PureWick™ Female External Catheter

BD PureWick™ Urine Collection System and BD PureWick™ Female External Catheter

Overview and Product Details

Introduction to BD PureWick™ Urine Collection System

Managing urinary incontinence is a common challenge, particularly for those seeking non-invasive solutions. The BD PureWick™ Urine Collection System offers an innovative approach designed specifically to enhance comfort and ease of use for women dealing with this condition. This system provides an external, non-invasive method for effective urine management without the need for internal catheters.

Key Features

  • Non-invasive and External Usage: Designed to operate outside the body, eliminating discomfort associated with invasive methods.
  • Soft, Flexible Catheter: The BD PureWick™ Female External Catheter is made from gentle, pliable materials to ensure comfort during use.
  • Long-term Wear: Designed for 8-12 hours of continuous use, ideal for overnight application to support uninterrupted sleep.
  • Versatile Application: Suitable for use while lying down or seated, accommodating various user positions and preferences.
  • Compact and Convenient: Compact size allows placement on a nightstand or small table, with straightforward setup for ease of use.
  • Battery Backup: Available with optional battery backup, ensuring continuous operation even during power outages.

Benefits

  • Improved Sleep Quality: Reduces nighttime bathroom visits, promoting better sleep for users and caregivers.
  • Skin Health: Effectively wicks urine away from the body, helping to maintain skin dryness and reduce the risk of irritation.
  • Fall Prevention: Minimizes the need for frequent trips to the bathroom, potentially reducing the risk of falls in elderly users.
  • User-Centric Design: Easy setup and operation cater to both user and caregiver needs, enhancing overall usability and satisfaction.

The BD PureWick™ Urine Collection System stands out as a reliable, non-invasive solution for managing urinary incontinence. Its innovative design and user-friendly features make it a practical choice for enhancing quality of life in individuals facing this challenging condition.

How to Use

Setting up the BD PureWick™ Urine Collection System

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Plug in the Power Cord: Insert the power cord into the device outlet and then into an A/C power outlet. Ensure the power switch is turned off during this step.
  2. Place the Collection Canister: Position the collection canister in the base and press down firmly on the lid of the device to make sure it is sealed properly.
  3. Optional: Privacy Cover: If desired, slip the privacy cover onto the canister before placing the canister into the base.
  4. Attach Pump Tubing: Connect the pump tubing to the BD PureWick™ Urine Collection System connector port and the corresponding port on the collection canister lid.
  5. Attach the Elbow Connector: Attach the elbow connector to the collector tubing and connect it to the port on the collection canister lid.
  6. Connect to External Catheter: Connect the other end of the collector tubing to a BD PureWick™ Female External Catheter.

Placing the PureWick™ Female External Catheter

  1. Perform Perineal Care: Clean the perineal area and assess the skin for any integrity issues.
  2. Separate Legs and Position: Separate the legs, gluteus muscles, and labia. Use the pubic bone as an anatomical marker.
  3. Align the Catheter: With the soft gauze side facing the patient, align the distal end of the catheter at the gluteal cleft.
  4. Tuck the Catheter: Gently tuck the soft gauze side between the separated gluteus muscles and labia.
  5. Turn on the Device: Switch on the power to the device to start the suction process.

Removing the BD PureWick™ Female External Catheter

  1. Separate the Legs: Fully separate the legs, gluteus muscles, and labia to expose the catheter.
  2. Gently Remove the Catheter: Carefully pull the BD PureWick™ Female External Catheter directly outward to avoid potential skin injury.
  3. Maintain Suction: Ensure suction is maintained while removing the catheter to prevent any leakage.

Maintenance

  • Replace the Catheter: The BD PureWick™ Female External Catheter should be replaced every 8 to 12 hours, or immediately if it becomes soiled with feces or blood.
  • Skin Assessment and Care: Before placing a new catheter, assess the skin for any compromise and perform perineal care to ensure cleanliness and integrity.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. What is the BD PureWick™ Urine Collection System?
    • The BD PureWick™ Urine Collection System is an innovative solution for managing urinary incontinence. It consists of the BD PureWick™ Female External Catheter, which collects urine and directs it to a sealed canister via suction.
  2. Who are the intended users of the BD PureWick™ Urine Collection System?
    • The system is intended for use by patients themselves or with the assistance of caregivers and healthcare professionals. It is designed to be user-friendly for all operators involved.
  3. Who is not a good candidate for the BD PureWick™ Urine Collection System?
    • Patients who are agitated, combative, or uncooperative and may remove the external catheter.
    • Individuals who experience frequent episodes of bowel incontinence.
    • Patients with existing skin irritation or breakdown in the vaginal area.
    • Those who are experiencing moderate to heavy menstruation and cannot use a tampon concurrently.
  4. Is the BD PureWick™ Female External Catheter reusable?
    • No, the BD PureWick™ Female External Catheter is a single-use device. It should be replaced at least every 8 to 12 hours or immediately if soiled with blood or feces.
  5. The label on the BD PureWick™ Urine Collection System mentions lead. What part of the device contains lead?
    • The power cord of the device contains lead, specifically in the interior wiring.
  6. How much suction does the BD PureWick™ Urine Collection System provide?
    • The system provides approximately 120 mmHg to 140 mmHg of suction.
  7. How often do you need to replace the canister and tubing?
    • It is recommended to replace the canister and tubing at least every 60 days or according to facility protocols. Immediate replacement is necessary if there is residual urine build-up, cloudiness, discoloration, cracks in the canister, or tears in the tubing, or if the external catheter no longer securely connects to the collector tubing.
  8. The BD PureWick™ Female External Catheter leaked during use. How can I prevent this?
    • Proper positioning is essential to prevent leaks. Ensure the catheter is snugly positioned against the perineum (the area between the anus and vaginal opening) with the top of the white gauze aligned against the pubic bone. Tuck the end of the catheter between the gluteal muscles (buttocks) for secure placement. Verify the suction of the BD PureWick™ Urine Collection System to confirm it is functioning correctly.
  9. How do you test the suction of the BD PureWick™ Urine Collection System?
    • Disconnect the BD PureWick™ Female External Catheter from the collector tubing and place the end of the tubing into a cup of water. If the water easily flows into the collection canister, the system is suctioning properly. Refer to the user guide for troubleshooting steps if the system is not suctioning as expected.
  10. What are the recommendations for cleaning the accessories and the BD PureWick™ Urine Collection System?
    • Clean and disinfect the accessories and the BD PureWick™ Urine Collection System after each use or at least daily. Detailed cleaning instructions can be found in the user guide provided with the system.
  11. Can patients wear underwear while using the BD PureWick™ Urine Collection System?
    • Yes, mesh underwear similar to that used in labor and delivery wards can be worn and may help secure the device for some patients/users.

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