Incontinence and Urological Supplies

Providing Incontinence and Urological Supplies is one of those services an HME business can offer to make a real difference in patients’ lives. Between those two related categories, these solutions help patients manage a wide variety of conditions by which they often feel embarrassed or stigmatized. This is where the care side of the business pays massive dividends for both patient and provider.

Just looking at urinary incontinence alone, the numbers are considerable: there are roughly 33 million men and women in the United States suffering from overactive bladders, according to the Urology Care Foundation. This means HME providers have an excellent opportunity to help patients with this problem while growing their revenue base.

The big challenge lies in service and getting the word out. A big problem with incontinence is many sufferers know little about their ailment and go through many products trying to find a way to solve their problem. The National Association for Continence said that the average wait time between symptoms and getting a diagnosis for incontinence is over six years.

A key way to help with that is to offer a website where patients can purchase online with home delivery. In the store, providers should maintain a private area that takes the consultation off the floor, and staff should be trained in providing service that focuses on discretion and compassion.

And, of course, also pivotal in running a successful incontinence and urological supply business is understanding the myriad products available and how they relate to your customers. Here is a sampling of items currently on the market:


Principle Business Enterprise

AIR-Plus Bariatric Disposable Briefs

AIR Plus Bariatric Disposable Briefs

Tranquility AIR-Plus Bariatric Disposable Briefs Allow Complete Air Circulation

The Tranquility AIR-Plus Bariatric Disposable Brief is 100% breathable, with microscopic pores that allow moisture vapor to escape, allowing for complete air circulation. Stretchy, side panels fit waists up to 106”. The peach absorbent core minimizes odor and holds over one quart of fluid. The brief features a cloth-like outer layer, micro-hook closure tabs, Kufguards (inner leg cuffs) for leakage/bowel containment, a dual wetness indicator and elastic leg gathers. The brief is latex-free.

  • (800) 367-1074

Sunset Healthcare Solutions

Suction Care Kits and Catheters

Suction Care Kits and Catheters

Sunset Offers Own Line of Suction Care Kits and Catheters

Sunset announced its own line of Suction Care Kits and Catheters, which are sterile, DEHP-free and latex-free. The kit comes with a catheter and gloves. A pop-up cup is optional. Sunset catheters are calibrated, and have a directional Y-Value and whistle tip to maximize efficiency. They come in 8fr, 10fr, 12fr or 14fr. The catheters are also available on their own in straight packs.

  • (877) 578-6738

Cure Medical

Cure Ultra Intermittent Catheter

Cure Ultra Intermittent Catheter

New catheter aims to offer women affordable, easy care

Cure Medical’s new Cure Ultra Intermittent Catheter is designed for women who are seeking an easy-to-use, pre-lubricated catheter at an affordable price. The 6 in. long, sterile, single-use Cure Ultra comes in sizes 8-16 French, and features an easy tear top; fire-polished eyelets; pre-lubricated straight tip; and a “no roll” connector/funnel end. Packaged discreetly in a U-shaped, pocketsized wrapper, the catheter is DEHP- , Latex- and BPA- chemical free.

  • (800) 570-1778

Cure Medical

M14XL Intermittent Catheter

M14XL Intermittent Catheter

New Intermittent Catheter Is Longest on Market

Cure Medical’s new M14XL Intermittent Catheter is designed for people who need a self-catheterization option that helps reduce the stress and strain of multiple transfers. The M14XL is the longest catheter available on the market today, as it is a 25 in.-long, 14FR catheter. (Most standard intermittent catheters available today are 16 in. long or shorter.) The DEHP- and BPA- chemical free catheter does note require extension tubing, and incorporates a gripper sleeve and fire-polished eyelets. The device is packaged discreetly in a pocket-sized wrapper, and lubricant is included inside the packaging to reduce sterility issues.

  • (800) 570-1778

Principle Business Enterprise

Youth Disposable Absorbent Underwear

Youth Disposable Absorbent Underwear

Youth Absorbent Underwear Helps Providers Enter Key Market

Now transitioning from child to adult sizes is made easier with Select’s new Youth Disposable Absorbent Underwear. The product fits waist/hip sizes 15 in to 25 in. (38-65 lbs). This product has a capacity of 14.5 ounces and features Kufguards (inner leg cuffs) for leakage and bowel containment. Other features include cloth-like outer material, gentle waist and leg elastic, tear-away side seams, latex-free.

  • (800) 367-1074

Principle Business Enterprise

EliteCare

EliteCare

Disposable Brief Designed for Extended Use

The EliteCare disposable brief with PowerSorb Micro-layer is an incontinence brief designed for all-day, all-night reliability. The PowerSorb Microlayer provides an increased level of absorbency (up to 44 oz.) to accommodate the patient’s need for increased protection and extended wear-time. For some individuals managing incontinence is challenging due being alone and not having 24-7 caregiving. Other individuals, due to medication and dietary choices, void at higher levels and require a higher performing product. The extended wear-time of EliteCare’s latex-free briefs also allows for uninterrupted sleep, keeping appointments and confidence to travel, all without compromising skin integrity. Available in sizes medium, large and extra-large.

  • (800) 367-1074

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