Navigation Links
UroToday Launches New Online Urologic Catheter Resource Center, Featuring Indwelling Urinary Catheters
Date:2/11/2013

Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) February 11, 2013

Digital Science Press, Inc. (DSP) announces UroToday.com has launched the first evidence-based urologic catheter resource center. Designed as a comprehensive urology health resource about urinary catheters, the website reports how recent innovations are improving quality of patient care in hospitals and long-term care. Emerging products and protocols for use are reported.

“We looked in textbooks, journals and on-line sources and could not locate a single place offering catheter device information and product selection for healthcare practitioners and patients," says Gina Carithers, publisher, DSP/UroToday.com. “Likewise, medical device companies have been innovative in developing new products that respond to the needs of healthcare providers and patients requiring catheterization. The solution is evolving in the urologic catheter portal.”

Other phases of the catheter center are planned to be rolled out within the next month. Indwelling urinary catheter information is being launched today. Intermittent and external catheter content will become available in the next few weeks. “One of our featured spotlights will be on educational materials for both health care professionals and patients who use catheter products,” added Carithers. UroToday will also report key findings from urology meetings and publish exclusive review articles in a feature entitled, “Beyond the Abstract.” This forum allows authors to complement their journal articles by further reporting about emerging technologies to prevent infections, as well as, treatment plans to manage complications and adverse events associated with catheters. "For example, last month in our urology news, we reported the bundling of four interventions by health care professionals [K Clarke et al.] at Emory University School of Medicine that helped reduce the incidence of CAUTI in a community hospital. The net savings was more than $23,000," added Carithers.

In related news, “If you read the 2012 CDC campaign, Get Smart for Health Care, [a statement supported by 35 organizations] the challenge of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, specifically Clostridium difficile, is widely studied, but the reports vary in their conclusions.” In recent years many organization in the U.S. and around the world have started initiatives to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections.

Through UroToday’s web platform for the CAUTI Challenge more than 500 hospitals have joined the CAUTI conversation.“We’ve seen case studies citing significant improvements and a consensus about how to positively impact quality of care," said Carithers. "The UroToday Urologic Catheter Resource Center has been a natural evolution of this discussion and a response to an increasing need in health care.”

Diane Newman, DNP FAAN BCB-PMD, co-director of the Penn Center for Continence and Pelvic Health (also editor-in-chief of the CAUTI Challenge) concurs, “We have heard from many (online) readers who are actively engaged in implementing CAUTI-prevention programs for their hospitals and updating the algorithm to improve quality of care.“ Newman is one of the leading educators providing resources and a comprehensive practice-management protocol on the removal of indwelling catheters in the prevention of CAUTI.

For more information about UroToday, request a media kit. Celebrating its tenth year as an online, evidence-based medical publication, UroToday reports daily on topics in urology health, clinical trial results and advances in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer, as well as, 30 other urology conditions. UroToday’s global urologic-oncology readership represents more than 42,000 urology-focused researchers, physicians, nurses, and advanced-practice professionals. UroToday also has a growing patient readership among men with prostate cancer and men and women dealing with urinary incontinence (urinary leakage) issues.

Digital Science Press, Inc., based in Berkeley, CA, publishes UroToday.com and UroToday International Journal (UIJ), an online peer-reviewed journal. Both accept manuscripts and case studies (via email to editors(at)urotoday(dot)com) from physicians and advanced practice professionals regarding the latest urology-oncology research and practices.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013UrologicCatheter/02ResourceCenter/prweb10414856.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. IntegraGen launches ARISk test, a genetic screening tool for autism in high-risk children
2. Mayo Clinic launches whole genome breast cancer study
3. Original research papers on acute cardiovascular care: ESC launches EHJ-ACVC
4. UCLA launches first face transplantation program in western US
5. Georgia Tech launches HomeLab to help companies evaluate home health technologies
6. US Drug Watchdog Launches Now Calls Transvaginal Mesh A Disaster For 100,000's of US Women Recipients And Offers The Names and Contacts Of The Best Women Attorneys
7. K9 CarFence™ Launches as Newest Innovation in Pet Transportation
8. Golden Gate Opportunity: Moravia Worldwide Launches Bay Area Operation
9. 'Music Makes It Better' Campaign Launches with Justin Bieber, Victoria Justice, and The Band Perry
10. Fieldtex Products Launches a New Wellness Rewards Service for Companies
11. Recruiting for Good Launches Pet Philanthropy Program to Collaboratively Fundraise for Kitt Crusaders an Animal Rescue Organization
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... ... TherapySites, the leading website and online marketing ... Association. This new relationship allows TherapySites to continue to extend their online ... and promotional offers. , "TCA is extremely excited about this new partnership, as ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... TopConsumerReviews.com recently awarded their highest five-star rating to ... of individuals in the United States and Canada wear eyeglasses. Once considered to be ... vision and make a fashion statement. Even celebrities use glasses as a way of ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... ... Pixel Film Studios Released ProSlice Levels, a Media Slicing Effect Plugin ... whole new perspective by using the title layers in ProSlice Levels to split-up ... Levels contains over 30 Different presets to choose from. FCPX users can ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Many women are ... with endometriosis. These women need a treatment plan to not only alleviate symptoms ... can help for preservation of fertility and ultimately achieving a pregnancy. The specialists ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible lice infestation, ... aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human host, and ... necessary one in the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. , As ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Roche (SIX: ... 510(k) clearance for its Elecsys BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) assay ... sepsis or septic shock. With this clearance, Roche is ... a fully integrated solution for sepsis risk assessment and ... with bacterial infection and PCT levels in blood can ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Bracket , ... launch its next generation clinical outcomes platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) ... held on June 26 – 30, 2016 in ... first electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment product of its kind to ... #715. Bracket eCOA 6.0 is a flexible platform ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... LONDON , June 23, 2016 ... environments  Oticon , industry leaders in ... the launch of Oticon Opn ™, the world,s ... world of possibilities for IoT devices.      ... Opn, Oticon introduces a number of ,world firsts,: ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: