The DirectVision® Coudé Council Tip Catheters are specialty triple lumen catheters with three ports.
- The first port is used to house the fiber optic visual guide. This lumen also provides a channel for continuous bladder irrigation (CBI) after placement if needed.
- The middle port is used for drainage of urine. During the placement of the catheter, the port can also be utilized for irrigation or instrumentation–for example, introducing a guidewire to assist in placement of the catheter.
- The third port provides access to inflate the retaining balloon.
Key features include:
Coudé Council tip design
Visual guide port compatible for Continual Bladder Irrigation (CBI)
Numbered insertion markers in 1cm intervals to help identify urethral landmarks.
Conforms to ASTM Foley catheter standards
Indications for Use:
The DirectVision® Catheter is indicated for use in the drainage and/or collection and/or measurement of urine.
Visually Guided Urinary Catheter
Telemedicine intervention for difficult urinary catheterizations (DUC) has not been practical… until now.
For millions of men, urinary placements are far from routine. Indeed, male blind catheterization can be challenging, especially for those patients with enlarged prostate glands or who have obstructive conditions in their lower urinary tract.
When a DUC occurs and resistance is met, blind catheter advancement can cause many types of injuries and increases the likelihood of urinary catheter infections (CAUTI), the second most prevalent form of infection in hospitals today. There are over 13,000 U.S. deaths and more than $425 million in annual healthcare costs are attributed to CAUTI1. Not only is there heightened stress and pain for the patient, but healthcare costs also increase due to extended hospital stay, trauma, and infection, as well as additional and unreimbursed expenses from increased interventions and the complexity of follow-up care.
The inability to place a catheter results in further patient treatment delays because of escalation to a Urologist who may need to travel from a different hospital or city, or transportation of the patient to a facility that has an available Urologist. PercuVision offers the world’s only visually guided urinary catheter in its DVTH to see and navigate the urethra in real-time. Patient care providers at off-site locations can access medical expertise without having to transport patients, while doctors can extend their reach to patients who need care without leaving their current locations.
- 1. Zabriskie, Kelly, American Journal of Infection Control, Reduction in Healthcare Acquired (HA) Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs) in a Community Hospital…How Did We Get There? 2015. Volume 43, Issue 6, S63 – S64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2015.04.156