The elderly population is growing tremendously and more and more people will be joining elderly care facilities or needing at home care. Due to their age, many elderly are unable to hold themselves up while collecting a specimen sample. This not only causes stress and embarrassment but it forces another individual (either family member or nurse) to be a part of the process…often times getting urinated on while participating. CareFull Catch will allow these patients to sit while collecting the sample, in many cases eliminating the need for a third party. If a third party is still required, they will be able to hold the handle and still have distance from the urine stream. This feature increases the comfort for the patient and the third party.
Practitioners realize the multiple benefits of CareFull Catch for their patients. First and foremost, the significant improvement to the patient experience by alleviating any discomfort in collecting a specimen sample and providing a simple solution that is a more hygienic means of producing a sample. Practitioners focus on efficiency and effectiveness and CareFull Catch reduces the risk of cross contamination since the patient does not have to touch the actual specimen cup. The handle also reduces the chance of cup spillage or the chance of dropping the specimen into the toilet. This often results in costly retesting, more time spent in bringing back an additional sample and a delayed diagnosis and treatment for the patient.
For years, parents or nurses have had a difficult time collecting urine samples from pediatric patients.
Parents literally have to put their entire hand into the toilet bowl while trying to figure out best positioning for the urine stream. Not only is this practice extremely unsanitary but most times it is also not effective. Many times either the child or the parent drops the cup into the toilet or is unable to get a non-contaminated sample. Often times, this results in the need to resample, which increases the costs for the provider, delays the diagnosis for the patient and most importantly, delays their treatment and recovery.
CareFull Catch is a simple solution that addresses all of these issues. Now, a nurse and a parent can easily utilize CareFull Catch to position the cup directly under their child, without having to put their hand in the toilet bowl and without the risk getting the specimen on their hand. It also increases the effectiveness of the sample and will reduce the number of retests, which in turn will save the provider costs and the patient and family both time and stress!
Due to female anatomy, women of all ages have experienced the difficult task of providing a urine sample in a clean and easy way. CareFull Catch has an ergonomic design that allows patients to either sit or stand to more comfortably collect the sample. Pregnant patients have to give specimen samples regularly and due to their growing midsections, have an even harder time reaching for a sample. Utilizing CareFull Catch prevents urine from getting on the patient’s hand, clothes, the floor, etc.