Suprapubic Catheterization Kit Alleviates Mortality And Complication Risks

Award Winning and pioneering technology showcased at AUA offers clinicians a safer, more controlled technique

by Matthew Hearn | Wednesday 28 March 2018

One year on from its US launch, the S-Cath™ System, a pioneering catheter insertion kit that allows clinicians to perform safer introduction of a suprapubic Foley catheter, has become available in every US state.

Working alongside PSS Urology, Mediplus have been able to create a very experienced Urological team covering the whole United States; you will be able to meet some of the team in San Francisco at this year’s AUA Annual Meeting in May.

Dubbed GPS for the bladder, S-Cath™ System utilizes the Seldinger technique to facilitate a one tract entry and offer clinicians more controlled, accurate and precise placement into the bladder.

This breakthrough technology decreases the risks associated with standard ‘blind’ methods which have 29%* risk of complications and 4.4% risk of mortality**.

In 2018, S-Cath™ System won a Queens Award for Enterprise (Innovation category). This Award was presented by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, in recognition of its technical and clinical excellence.

Typically, suprapubic catheterization is performed in an operating theatre under general anesthetic with clinicians using a ‘blind’ percutaneous trocar puncture to gain entry into the bladder.

With S-Cath™ System, patients attend a 30-minute appointment slot in clinic, thus reducing treatment time from 2.3 days to 29 minutes. This offers hospitals huge savings in terms of money, time and resources.

The system also uses a patented system that locates the bladder with the safety guide wire; improving placement and guarantees insertion of the trocar along the anesthetized track.

This technique also offer a wide range of patient benefits such as minimal trauma and tissue damage as less pressure is needed to insert the dilator.

It is also more comfortable and less stressful for the clinician to perform, as it provides them with a higher degree of control and accurate placement.

The S-Cath™ System is supplied in a standardized kit with all the necessary equipment together in one place, helping to save the clinician valuable time. It can be used on both men and women and can be performed by junior clinicians and nurses; freeing up consultants' time and enhancing out-of-hours services.

It has been used in the UK for six years and the UK National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) and The British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) have both published guidelines encouraging the adoption of S-Cath™ System into routine care.

Emma Gray, Managing Director, said: "The US health care model is moving to value-based care which requires adoption of new technology. S-Cath™ System is a breakthrough solution that can improve patient care and reduce the risk of harm to patients and providers, whilst simultaneously raising the standard of patient care and safety".

“Clinicians who have used the kit in the US say it offers them greater confidence in inserting the trocar into the bladder as the track has already been secured by the guide wire. Many are already describing it as a GPS for the bladder.”

Based in the UK, Mediplus have been supplying the healthcare sector with innovative patient centric products for 30 years. The company, who specialize in Urology and Anesthesia products, will work with a growing number of specialist distributors to launch the S-Cath™ System across the US.

To find out more visit Mediplus at the American Urology Association (booth 6522) at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

For more information visit:


James Urie
Mediplus Ltd
+44 1494 551200

Wednesday 28 March 2018 / file under Healthcare | Medical