Designed by urologists for efficient and cost-effective management of gross hematuria in the emergency department, hospital floor or physician’s office. The kit contains everything required for clot irrigation and continuous bladder irrigation.
Academic urologist Peter Stahl M.D. discusses the Hematuria Kit
What are the advantages of using the Hematuria Kit?
Hematuria is a serious medical condition that results from bladder, prostate, or kidney bleeding. Bloody urine often forms clots that obstruct the urethra and result in urinary retention. Urinary retention can be an extraordinarily painful condition that results in bladder distension until the obstruction is relieved.
The proper equipment is critical for efficiently irrigating urinary blood clots and setting up a continuous flow system to irrigate the bladder. Continuous bladder irrigation (CBI) prevents further clot formation by washing out bloody urine before more clots have a chance to form.
The most challenging part of treating patients with hematuria and urinary retention can be finding and gathering all the components. Wasted time results in patient discomfort, financial cost to the hospital, and increased likelihood of continued clot formation. The Hematuria Kit solves this problem because all the best equipment is contained in a single package that can be stored in the emergency department, urology inpatient ward, or doctor’s office.
The Hematuria Kit is comprised of:
Rusch 3-way couvelaire tip catheter. The catheter is specially designed for both clot irrigation and CBI. Multiple large eyelets allow large clots to be evacuated. The catheter lumen is reinforced so that it does not collapse under pressure during irrigation. Since the catheter can be used for both continuous and intermittent irrigation, multiple catheter removals and insertions are avoided, thereby reducing the risk of urethral trauma and infection.
Facemask with eye shield. Manual bladder irrigation is associated with urine and blood splash injury potential.
Sterile lubricating gel. Facilitates gentle catheter insertion.
10mL Syringe. Pre-loaded with sterile normal saline so that the catheter balloon can be quickly inflated.
2000mL drainage bag. Large capacity bag for CBI drainage.
Irrigation tray. Irrigation tray is provided for depositing blood clots.
60mL piston syringe. Provides stronger and more rapid suction for clot evacuation than bulb syringes.
Y-type tubing. Immediately connecting the tubing to the catheter for continuous irrigation following clot evacuation minimizes the likelihood that clots will re-form.
Catheter plug. Insert into the CBI port while manually irrigating clots through the drainage port; inserting the plug increases the suction force on clots while also ensuring that the field and patient remain dry.
Cath-secure. Secures the catheter to the patient’s leg at a convenient location and ensures that sufficient slack is present in order to prevent inadvertent pulling on the catheter that can be associated with prostatic and urethral trauma.