Can a Dialysis Catheter Protector Help Prevent Infection? The simple answer is yes. Here is more about the infection issue and how a dialysis catheter protector can be a powerful yet simple solution.
The Infection Issue
In your medical facility, you have likely noted that dialysis patients using catheters have higher risks than patients using other treatment methods to access the blood supply. The increased risks include:
- Heart issues
The option for dialysis patients to use a catheter is frequently chosen as a way to avoid needles or surgery, or because other options are not recommendable due to the poor health of the individual.
Unfortunately, patients have a significantly higher risk of developing a fatal infection than patients with fistulas, as per a recent study. The infection can occur due to bacteria or fungi in the environment entering it while in place or if it is accidentally is pulled out.
How a Dialysis Catheter Protector Can Help
A well-designed dialysis catheter, such as the Cath-PRO, provides a pro-active solution to the infection issue. The Cath-PRO is a soft, non-woven pocket that covers the access tubes, acting as a barrier from the environment.
The pocket can be customized to meet different sizes of catheters so that it has the necessary insulation to keep our potentially harmful debris that jeopardizes the dialysis patient’s health.
Making a Positive Difference
Rather than exposing dialysis patients with a catheter, in your hospital, clinic, or long-term care home, to the potential for infection, start to use the Cath-PRO. It has a hypo-allergenic adhesive that allows it to adhere to the skin and remove easily, unlike gauze and tape.
The affordable Cath-PRO can save you time and energy down the line, and gives your dialysis patients an excellent standard of care that they will appreciate.