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Suprapubic Foley Catheter Introducing Sets - S-Cath� System

Product Information - Suprapubic Foley Catheter Introducing Sets - S-Cath� System

Suprapubic catheterisation (SPC) is a surgical procedure traditionally performed in the operating theatre and is routinely used in urology to decompress the bladder in patients who present as an emergency with bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) and where a urethral catheterisation is unsuccessful, or undesirable, because of an enlarged prostate or urethral stricture. It is also electively indicated in patients unable to tolerate a long-term urethral catheter due to bladder spasm, discomfort, bypassing, and in patients with neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis and spina bifida.

Although generally regarded as a safe procedure, initial insertion can carry a small but significant risk of bowel puncture, particularly in patients with a contracted bladder. Traditional methods are often daunting for both the surgeon and patient, due to the potential risks involved.

Mediplus Ltd and The BioMed Centre, Bristol have developed a new catheter insertion kit using the Seldinger technique - a well-established clinical procedure - to increase safety and reduce the number of insertions performed under general anaesthetic:
S-CathTM System

The Seldinger Suprapubic Catheter Kit, S-CathTM System consists of a long needle (16G), a guide wire, a trocar with an outer sheath and a choice of 8, 12, 14 or 16 Fr silicone catheters.  The catheters are available in either open tip or closed tip. (8 and 12Fr are only available in closed tip)

The anaesthetised tract is created in the normal way, but the needle is left in the patient. The guide wire is then inserted through the needle into the bladder. It will curl upon the posterior wall preventing the trocar from being pushed in too far. The needle can then be removed. The trocar is then inserted in a controlled manner, helping to reduce user anxiety and ensuring it enters the bladder.

S-CathTM System offers a number of advantages to both the clinical staff and the patient:

  1. Greater control and accuracy.  A high degree of control allows accurate placement.

  2. Reduced risk.  Low risk of trauma and tissue damage for the patient.  The catheter rarely needs to be inserted under general anaesthetic - reducing the associated risks in an elderly at risk group of patients.

  3. Greater confidence.  The bladder may be located with an 18g hypodermic needle, giving more confidence in inserting the trocar into the bladder, as the track has already been secured by the guide wire.

  4. Improved insertion and removal.  The safety guide wire improves insertion and removal, guaranteeing insertion of the trocar along the anesthetised track.

  5. Reduces costs and hospital stay.  The procedure rarely needs to be undertaken as an inpatient, under general anaesthetic or in an operating theatre - reducing hospital stay, as well as reducing overall costs.  Evidence shows the length of stay can be reduced from 2.3 days to a procedure time of 29 minutes.

  6. Frees up consultants' time and enhances out of hours services. Enables non-consultant grade clinical staff and suitably trained nurse practitioners to perform the procedure after training, thereby freeing up Consultant time and allowing suitably trained staff to safely insert catheters during out of hours. 

Queen's Award for Innovation

On the 21st April 2017, the Mediplus S-CathTM System was recognised for its contribution to urology and was awarded the Queen's Award for Innovation.

Download the full Press Release

Queen's Award for Innovation 2017

NHS National Technology Adoption Centre (NTAC)

NTAC have published a guide on implementation and adoption of the Mediplus S-CathTM System 

Download the NHS National Technology Adoption How to Why to guide on the S-CathTM by clicking this link

UK Department of Health

The UK Department of Health has published a Briefing Pack on S-CathTM System  to highlight the benefits of implementing S-CathTM System  into routine clinical practice.

Download the Department of Health Briefing Document by clicking this link

Video of the S-CathTM System being used in a clinical setting

S-Cath Clinical Summary

S-Cath Urology Flyer

S-Cath Gynaecology Flyer

 

Seldinger Suprapubic Catheter - S-Cath

Product code 5758 includes an internal guidewire.

5756 - SCath System   S-Cath System Guidewire

Code Description    Pack Quantity

Suprapubic Foley Catheter Introducing Sets - S-Cath™ System

    Fr./Ch. Length  
5754 S-Cath™ System Silicone suprapubic Foley catheter, with introducer set, 14Fr. 10cc, 42cm 14 42cm 5
5760 S-Cath™ System Silicone suprapubic Foley catheter, with introducer set, 12Fr. 10cc, 42cm 12 42cm 5
5753 S-Cath™ System Silicone suprapubic Foley (open tip) catheter, with introducer set, 12Fr. 10cc, 42cm 12 42cm 5
5757 S-Cath™ System Silicone suprapubic Foley (open tip) catheter, with introducer set, 14Fr. 10cc, 42cm 14 42cm 5
5756 S-Cath™ System Silicone suprapubic Foley catheter, with introducer set, 16Fr. 10cc, 42cm 16 42cm 5
5759 S-Cath™ System Silicone suprapubic Foley (open tip) catheter, with introducer set, 16Fr. 10cc, 42cm 16 42cm 5
5758 S-Cath™ System Silicone suprapubic Foley catheter, with introducer set, 8Fr. 8 33cm 5
Code Description    Pack Quantity

Replacement Foley Catheters

    Fr./Ch. Length  
5762 Silicone 2-way Foley Catheter, Standard 12 42cm 10
5764 Silicone 2-way Foley Catheter, Standard 14 42cm 10
5766 Silicone 2-way Foley Catheter, Standard 16 42cm 10
5768 Silicone 2-way Foley Catheter, Standard 18 42cm 10
5765 Silicone 2-way Foley Catheter, Open Tip 12 42cm 10
5767 Silicone 2-way Foley Catheter, Open Tip 14 42cm 10
5769 Silicone 2-way Foley Catheter, Open Tip 16 42cm 10
5763 Silicone 2-way Foley Catheter, Open Tip 18 42cm 10
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