In patients experiencing acute or chronic urinary retention, diagnosis and treatment can be aided with the use of noninvasive portable ultrasound.
BladderScan® 3D ultrasound instruments help assess and monitor urinary retention. They are quick, accurate, and easy to use. They can help improve patient outcomes by reducing the duration of urinary catheterization, or avoiding it altogether.1 This can help reduce the rate of catheter-associated urinary tract infections and the complications that can result.2,3
Some models have onboard video tutorials. Bladder measurement exams can be done by staff—no sonographer is required. Exam results can be printed for physician review or exported to an EHR system.
References: 1. Saint S, Lipsky BA. Preventing catheter-related bacteriuria: Should We? Can We? How? Arch Intern Med.1999;159(8):800-808 2. Cox CE. Nosocomial urinary tract infections. Urology. 1988;32(3):210-215. 3. Moore DA, Edwards K. Using a portable bladder sca to reduce the incidence of nosocomial urinary tract infections. Medsurg Nurs. 1997;6(1):39-43