Why Are Bladder Scanners So Important to Have in Hospitals?
Bladder scanners are essential for monitoring urinary retention which helps in the prevention of urinary tract infections. Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is a common and costly problem for hospitalized patients. It costs the U.S. healthcare system over $9 billion dollars annually. Bladder scanners are used to prevent costly and invasive procedures, such as unnecessary catheterization and cystoscopy.
Why is this so important from a hospital perspective?
- Overall health and well-being of the patient
- Avoiding an added complication to a patient’s current situation which could prolong their illness
- Prolonged illnesses translate into prolonged stays in the hospital
- Prolong stays add cost to both the patients and the hospital
UTI’s contracted within the hospital setting are subject to review by CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) and may not be eligible for reimbursement because unmonitored urinary retention can lead to UTI’s, which result in added expenses for the hospital system. “Because catheter-associated urinary tract infections are common, costly and believed to be “reasonably preventable,” it was chosen by the CMS as one of the complications for which hospitals no longer receive additional payment to compensate for the extra cost of treatment as of Oct 2008.” – Med Care 2014
Protect your patient’s health and reduce expenses by having bladder scanners available at all times.
Caresono HD5 Bladder Scanner
The PadScan HD5 is the first tablet ultrasound instrument that measures the urinary bladder volume quickly, safely, automatically and
non-invasively. Entering patient information is easy with the 8’’ LCD touch screen, never needs to be calibrated, has a user-friendly
interface and easy-to-use workflow that brings the most reliable and comfortable experience for both medical professionals and patients. Enjoy real-time 3D high-resolution ultrasound images with the thinner, lighter, faster PadScan HD5.
- Warranty: 3-year included
- Lease options available
- Trade-in credit available
Please visit our product catalog to view the Caresono HD5 Bladder Scanner and request a quote for further assistance: http://www.usmed-equip.com/products/caresono-padscan-hd5-bladder-scanner.html