Benefits of the Onli® hydrophilic probe in the intermittent catheterization technique for patients with urinary retention

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Hernández Martínez A, Fernández-Lasquetty Blanc B, García Poyato M, Rodríguez Almagro J. Beneficios de la sonda hidrofílica Onli® en la técnica del cateterismo intermitente en pacientes con retención urinaria. Metas Enferm feb 2019; 22(1):24-32.

Authors

Antonio Hernández Martínez1, Blanca Fernández-Lasquetty Blanc2, María García Poyato3, Julián Rodríguez Almagro4

Position

1Doctor. Hospital General La Mancha-Centro, Alcázar de San Juan (Ciudad Real). Profesor Asociado de la Facultad de Enfermería de Ciudad Real. Universidad de Castilla la Mancha2Doctora. Directora de Proyectos e Innovación de +QCuidar3Diplomada en Enfermería. Hospital de Día y Urología Funcional. Hospital Universitario La Princesa. Madrid 4Doctor. Servicio Urgencias Hospital General de Ciudad Real. España. Profesor Asociado de la Facultad de Enfermería de Ciudad Real. Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha

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Blanca Fernández-Lasquetty Blanc. C/ General Pardiñas, 81-4º derecha. 28006 Madrid

Contact email: blancafl@masquecuidar.com

Abstract

Objective: to understand the level of acceptance for the Onli® intermittent vesical probe through the assessment of patients and professionals in urodynamic practices and units, in terms of its ease of use and the importance assigned to its technical characteristics.
Method: a multicenter prospective observational study on the use and benefits offered by the Onli® hydrophilic probe with steam technology in patients with vesical dysfunction, when the treatment of choice is intermittent vesical probing and the assessment by the Nursing professionals managing said patients. A self-prepared Likert-type questionnaire was used, including 27 items (20 for patients and 7 for professionals).
Results: the study was conducted on the assessment by 137 patients and 29 Nursing professionals from urodynamic units in 23 Spanish hospitals. Of these professionals and patients, 84-92% considered easy or very easy to use the Onli® probe (insertion, progression and removal), and 89-97% the availability, design and management of the guide-wire in the male probe and the design of the female probe, which allow the “non-touch” technique. Based on their experience, 97.1% of professionals considered that they would be likely or very likely to recommend this type of probe.
Conclusions: the assessment of the Onli® probe by professionals and patients has shown a very good acceptance, both for its design and the specific and unique characteristics of this type of probe, and for its ease of use and allowing the “non-touch” technique.

Keywords:

Intermittent vesical probing; hydrophilic probe; vesical probe; experience of use by patients; experience of use by professionals; experience of use by professionals.

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Título:

Beneficios de la sonda hidrofílica Onli® en la técnica del cateterismo intermitente en pacientes con retención urinaria