Ken d all is now offering an allinclusive collection kit for midstream urine specimens that result in more accurate cultures and fewer false positives.
The Curity TruCatch Midstream Urine Collector kit has a special flowthrough feature that automatically allows the first few cc's of contaminated urine to pass thrugh the collection chamber. As flow volume increases, the collection chamber automatically fills with a true midstream sample. Once it is filled, urine then flows past the collection chamber into the toilet
Female patients will find the kit easy and quick to use - no cleansing or careful handling is necessary - plus there is no need to interrupt flow. The process takes less than three minutes.
The Curity TruCatch kit is available in a sterile put-up containing a collection funnel, towel and patient label.
For more information, contact: The Rendali Company, Hospital Products Division, One Federal Street, Boston, MA 02101
The Pocket Flow Gauge is an inexpensive peak flow gauge with a high level of accuracy, recently marketed and manufactured by Source Medical Inc.
This product is reliable enough for use in the physician's office, clinic, home, hospital or for remote field research projects. For more information, contact: Source Medical Inc., PO Box 6106, Bridgewater, NJ (201) 231-0123
"Managing Draining Wounds with Pouches," is a 12-minute program consisting of 76 color slides in a carousel with a pulsed, cassette sound track. Covering all aspects of pouching, this educational presentation depicts problem-solving techniques and describes the labor-saving advantages over standard dressings. This unique audiovisual program describes and illustrates wound management techniques created specifically for the nursing profession.
For more information, contact: Dept. 71, United, Division of Howmedica, Inc., P.O. Box 1970, Largo, FL 33540.
Aqua-Scan, a new device designed to allow the user to observe the irrigating process, has been incorporated into the Colostomy Irrigating System from Marien Manufacturing and Development Co. As the water flows through the system, the ball in Aqua-Scan moves around. However, should the ball stop, either a blockage is indicated or the available water supply is depleted.
Marien designed the Aqua-Scan device to make effective irrigating more convenient. For more information, contact: Marien Mfg. & Dev. Co., 5150 Richmond Road, Bedford (Cleveland), OH 44146.