Caresono Padscan Handheld Bladder Scanner (HD2) provides quick and accurate measurement for bladder volume and post-void residual (PVR) non-invasively on a wide range of patients.
The hand held HD2 "pistol" style scanner helps assess urinary retention and post-operative urinary retention (POUR), prevents unnecessary catheterization, reduces rates of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), helps evaluate the need to catheterize during intermittent catheterization, and improves the efficiency of health care professionals by reducing costs and saving staff time. All of this helps to improve the welfare and satisfaction of the patients and aged-care customers.
A bladder scanner is a non-invasive, portable ultrasound device that provides a virtual 3D image of the bladder and the volume of urine retained within the bladder. Retained urine is a reservoir for bacteria and pathogens, which can cause urinary tract infections, leading to damage of the renal structures, pain, and sepsis.
Bladder scans are commonly utilized in acute care, long-term care, and rehabilitation environments, as well as in physicians' offices. Without the use of a bladder scanner, urinary retention is assessed by performing an invasive "in and out" urinary catheterization, which can be uncomfortable and pose a direct risk of introducing more pathogens into the bladder, increasing a patient's risk of infection.