Department of Veterans Affairs

Decrease costs and waste

At the VA Medical Center, we recently switched from having catheter bags that we attach to the indwelling catheter or Texas catheter, and now have these kits. Our facility doesn't have any of the stand-alone catheter bags anymore, so whenever we need a urine specimen and use a Texas catheter, or use a Texas catheter on someone who is incontinent, we have to open a whole CAUTI kit.

 

It seems like the solution would be to have the foley catheter bags also on supply, so we can use those instead of opening a whole indwelling catheter kit just to get the foley catheter bag. It seems like this solution would save money and decrease waste.

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