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Timely, accurate vital signs monitoring can mean the difference between life and death for critically ill patients. But current techniques for gathering this data can be complicated, inaccurate and may increase the risk for urinary infection.(1) The Accuryn Monitoring System transforms the traditional indwelling urinary catheter (IUC) into a next-generation diagnostic tool for precise, real-time measurement of intra-abdominal pressure (IAP), urine output (UO) and core body temperature to help guide care – all at the push of a button.
This pioneering technology:
Requires virtually no setup
Delivers continuous data
Automatically clears the drain line
Integrates with your EMR
Aligns with best practices to reduce CAUTI risk
Impossible until now. Imperative from now on. Accuryn from Medline.
Tighter Urine Output Monitoring Can Help Save Lives
There are an estimated 300,000 deaths from acute kidney injury (AKI) annually in the U.S. (1) In a recent study published in Chest, the official publication of the American College of hest Physicians, researchers demonstrated a significant link between intensive urine output monitoring and improved detection of acute kidney injury (AKI), reduced 30-day mortality in patients developing AKI, and reduced fluid overload for all patients. Yet only 26% of patients are getting timely U/O readings. Learn more.
Until now, urgent demands may have prevented timely readings. Compounding things, airlocks and dependent loops cause urinary retention and false measurements (3). In a multi-center randomized clinical study, (3) Accuryn demonstrated measurement superiority against a competitive UO monitoring system. Learn more
Active Drain Line Clearance Is Designed to Reduce Urine Retention.
Urine drainage issues are common with IUCs. If urine can’t drain within the IUC system, the bladder isn’t able to empty. This can cause unreliable UO and IAP measurements.
Using active drain line clearance, the Accuryn monitor automatically clears the drainage line as needed.
Early detection of renal function and AKI risk, leading to better outcomes
Traditional methods for measuring IAP often involve complex setups, increasing the risk for error. Some techniques even require opening the closed drainage system—putting patients at risk for a catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI).(1,2)
The Accuryn urinary catheter solves these problems by measuring IAP directly from a small balloon seamlessly integrated directly below the catheter tip. Push a button, get an accurate reading. Period.
Alerts clinician to elevated IAP, leading to earlier detection of IAH/ACS
Runs pressure in the background to provide 6 and 12 hour trends
Virtually no setup, minimizing risk of human error
IAP data can be used to help guide patient care, including appropriate fluid resuscitation. Learn more. And monitoring IAP as part of an evidence based protocol can significantly improve outcomes for patients that develop ACS, including:
Abnormal temperature may indicate inflammation, systemic infection or sepsis. Monitoring core body temperature is a key practice, which can lead to better outcomes.
Accuryn urinary catheters provide convenient, accurate readings for both core body temperature and urine output. Temperature-sensing electronics in the tip continuously monitor bladder temperature—which most accurately correlates to brain temperature.(4)
Malbrain M. Different Techniques to Measure Intra-Abdominal Pressure (IAP): Time for a Critical Re-Appraisal. In: M.R. Pinsky et al, eds. Applied Physiology in Intensive Care Medicine 2: Physiological Reviews and Editorials. Berlin: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg; 2012:13-27.
Garcia MM, Gulati S, Liepmann D, et al. Traditional Foley Drainage Systems—Do They Drain the Bladder? Jour Urol. 2007;177:203-207.
Kramer GC, Luxon E, Wolf J., et al. Inaccuracy of Urine Output Measurements Due to Urinary Retention in Catheterized Patients in the Burn ICU. Jour Burn Care & Research.