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TransUrethral Catheter Safety Valve - TUCSV

Providing a safe solution to a worldwide problem

Award Winning - Innovation of the Year 2022

Proven to Improve Patient Safety - (O'Connor et al., 2023)

Easy to Use 

Potential to Avoid all Catheter Balloon Inflation Injuries - (Davis et al., 2018)

SIMPLICITY THAT WORKS

TUC Safety Valve

Although medical professionals have been performing urinary catheterisations for close to 90 years, catheter related injuries are still an everyday occurrence. The TUC Safety Valve prevents the risk of urethral catheter balloon injury, which can lead to stricture and urosepsis.
TUC Safety Valve

TUC Safety Valve

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THE PROBLEM

1 in 4 of all hospitalised patients undergo catheterisation

1-7% of patients will suffer a Catheter Balloon Injury - (Davis et al., 2018)

1.7M catheters placed annually in the NHS

Majority of catheterisations take place in the community setting

THE SOLUTION

Bridging the Gap in Healthcare and
Fulfilling a Clinical Need

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AWARD WINNING INNOVATION

Preventing Urethral Trauma due to Incorrect Balloon Placement.

TESTIMONIALS

I see this device as having a very important role in limiting the risk of catheter balloon urethral injury and giving confidence to both doctors and nurses that the balloon is actually in the bladder prior to inflation.
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