PureWick Female External Catheter

PureWick Female External Catheter

Brand/Manufacturer: BARD INC
  • FSA Approved

PureWick Female External Catheter is a soft and flexible external catheter for women that wicks urine away to keep the body dry and odor-free. It uses a low pressure wall suction, that wicks urine away from the patient and into a designated collection canister. The Purewick female external catheter is a new way of managing female urinary incontinence.

PureWick Female External Catheter Benefits

  • Ability to consistently capture and take away 95% or more of urine without entering or attaching to the body
  • Helps facilitate early indwelling catheter removal and may thereby help reduce the risk of catheter-associated UTI
  • Works while lying on her back, her side or seated
  • Glue, tape and straps are not needed Urine is not stored close to the body
  • Intended for non-invasive urine output management in female patients

Note:- The suction machine is not included.

Item # Desc Pkg Reward Price
PWF030 Female External Catheter Each $0.80
PWF030 Female External Catheter 30/Pack $23.95

PureWick Female External Catheter Features

  • Helps reduce urinary catheter days
  • Alternative to prolonged Foley catheter use
  • Non-invasive urine output measurement
  • Lowering CAUTI risk
  • A simple, non-invasive urine output management in female
  • Protects skin by wicking away urine
  • Contains latex

What to buy with Female Catheter

How PureWick Female External Catheter Works?

PureWick Female External Catheter is positioned against the area where urine exits the body. A low pressure vacuum pulls urine through the properly positioned PureWick Female External Catheter. Urine continues through vinyl tubing until it reaches the storage container, away from the body.Wicks are positioned between the labia and gluteus muscles, but do not enter the vagina.

Use in 3 Simple Steps
  1. Position PureWick Female External Catheter comfortably between the labia and gluteus.
  2. Attach PureWick Female External Catheter to vacuum source tubing and set hospital wall vacuum or connect to DryDoc Vacuum Station.
  3. Replace PureWick Female External Catheter at least once every 8-12 hours and when soiled.

Instructions to use PureWick Catheter

  • Setup PureWick - Connect the canister to wall suction and set to a minimum of 40mmHg continuous suction. Always use the minimum amount of suction necessary. Using standard suction tubing, connect the PureWick Female External Catheter to the collection canister.
  • Peri-care and Placement of PureWick External Catheter - Perform perineal care and assess skin integrity. Separate legs, gluteus muscles, and labia. Palpate pubic bone as anatomical marker. With soft gauze side facing patient, align the distal end of the PureWick Catheter at the gluteal cleft. Gently tuck soft gauze side between separated gluteus and labia. Ensure that the top of the gauze is aligned with the pubic bone. Slowly place legs back together once the PureWick Female Catheter is positioned. Note - Note: Patient can be positioned on the back, side-lying, frog legged, or lying on back with knees bent and thighs apart (lithotomy position) prior to device placement.
  • Removal - To remove the PureWick Female External Catheter, fully separate the legs, gluteus, and labia To avoid potential skin injury upon removal, gently pull the PureWick External Catheter directly outward Ensure suction is maintained while removing the PureWick Female Catheter. After use, this product may be a potential biohazard. Dispose of in accordance with applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Change frequency - Replace the PureWick Female Catheter at least every 8-12 hours or if soiled with feces or blood Always assess skin for compromise and perform perineal care prior to placement of a new PureWick External Catheter.

  • Not recommended for patients who are: Agitated, combative, or uncooperative and might remove the PureWick Catheter. Having frequent episodes of bowel incontinence without a fecal management system in place. Experiencing skin irritation or breakdown at the site. Experiencing moderate/heavy menstruation and cannot use a tampon.
  • Do not use a barrier cream on the perineum when using the PureWick External Catheter. Barrier cream may impede suction.
  • Contains dry natural rubber. Not recommended for use on patients with a known latex allergy.
  • Proceed with caution in patients who have undergone recent surgery of the external urogenital tract.
  • Always assess skin for compromise and perform perineal care prior to placement of a new PureWick Female External Catheter.
  • Maintain suction until the PureWick External Catheter is fully removed from the patient to avoid urine backflow

  • Do not use the PureWick External Catheter with a bedpan or any material that does not allow for sufficient airflow
  • To avoid potential skin injury, never push or pull the PureWick External Catheter against the skin during placement or removal
  • Never insert the PureWick Female Catheter into vagina, anal canal, or other body cavities
  • Discontinue use if an allergic reaction occurs
  • After use, this product may be a potential biohazard. Dispose of in accordance with applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations.

Contraindications: Patients with urinary retention

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