The InnoCare Egress Specialty Catheter is the only indwelling urinary catheter designed to rapidly deflate if accidentally removed.
The Egress Specialty Catheter uses patented drainage technology to create a safer version of the traditional indwelling Foley catheter.
The need for a safer urinary drainage catheter has been in the clinical conversation for years. Accidental pull-outs and self-extractions cause significant patient harm and place an increased strain on the healthcare system.
Studies show that 5% of urinary catheters in the ICU are accidentally pulled out, leading to a variety of injuries. Patients with a cognitive impairment are more likely to pull out their catheters.
Lorente et al.; Accidental catheter removal in critically ill patients; Critical Care, 2004.
Foley pull-out injuries place an increased strain on the healthcare system and its stakeholders. Surgical repair, resource requirements, and extended hospital stay lead to additional burden and fatigue on physicians and nursing staff.
Studies show that urethral injuries can cost an average of $6,500 per patient to repair. Injuries range from cystoscopy and multi-stage urethroplasty to septicemia.
The InnoCare Catheter is not currently available for sale in the United States. Contact us for most up-to-date availability.