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TIME FOR CHANGE It's up to you to make a difference Indwelling Catheters Indwelling catheters, also known as Foley catheters, are narrow, flexible hollow tubes introduced into the bladder through the urethra to drain urine. Suprapubic catheters are inserted through the lower abdomen instead of through the urethra. How the catheter works A balloon at the end of the catheter is inflated to prevent the tube from sliding out of the bladder. It is secured loosely to the patient’s body near the insertion site and is connected to a urine drainage bag. How long Indwelling catheters can remain in the patient’s bladder from anywhere between a few hours up to 12 weeks, creating a constant in/out flow. After training, a patient or a medical professional can insert the catheter. Recommended for Indwelling catheters are suitable for pre and post surgery to manage incontinence and certain medical conditions. These include urine retention, neurogenic bladder, urethral dilation, gynaecological conditions and nerve damage. It’s up to you to make a difference - 80% of all nosocomial UTIs are Catheter Associated UTIs 1 You can make a difference • Switching from standard catheters to silver alloy-coated catheters significantly reduces the risk of Catheters Associated UTIs 2,3 Adopting silver alloy catheters is a proven solution • BARDEX ® I.C. Foley Catheters with Bacti-Guard ® * silver alloy coating and BARD ® Hydrogel have a level one recommendation from the UK Department of Health 4 and are recognised by the epic guidelines 5 The efficacy of Bardex ® I.C. Foley Catheters is supported by a wealth of clinical evidence • More than 30 studies have shown a reduction in incidence of Catheter Associated UTIs with BARDEX ® I.C. Foley Catheters 6 Isn't it time you changed? To order visit or call 1300 788 855 Please consult product labels and inserts for any indications, contraindications, hazards, warnings, cautions and instructions for use. References: 1.Plowman R, et al. An economic model to assess the cost and benefits of the routine use of silver alloy coated urinary catheters to reduce the risk of urinary tract infections in catheterized patients. Journal of Hospital Infection (2001) 48: 33-42. 2. Liedberg H. Catheter induced urethral inflammatory reaction and urinary tract infection. An experimental and clinical study. Scand J Urol Nephrol Suppl 1989;124:1-43. 3. Brosnahan J, Jull A, Tracy C. Types of urethral catheters for management of short-term voidi ng problems in hospitalised adults. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2004(1):CD004013. 4. Health Protection Agency. Rapid Review Panel Reports: Bardex IC - silver alloy coated hydrogel catheters. Available at http:// 2004. 5. Pellowe C, Pratt R, Loveday H et al. The epic project: updating the evidence base for national evidence-based guidelines for preventing healthcare-associated infections in NHS hospitals in England. A report with recommendations. Br J Infect Control 2004;59(4):5,6,10-16. 21. ‘Clinical Data’ Compendium, Bard Limited. References: 6. Bard data on file. Suprapubic catheters are recommended for the management of medical conditions such as urethral obstruction/stricture, gynaecological conditions and nerve damage. Patients who use a wheelchair may also prefer this form of incontinence aid as it is less likely to be pulled out when transferring. Bard Australia Pty Ltd. 22 Lambs Rd, Artarmon NSW 2064 Customer Service: 1800 527 232 NZ Customer Service: 0508 742 273 Email: Bard is a wholly owned subsidiary of BD. © 2018 BD. BD and the BD Logo are trademarks of Becton, Dickinson and Company. AU-BMD-098/0718 Rev 1 Independence Australia your way 7

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