Hollister Incorporated Discusses Catheter Technology

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New Catheter Technology

Urinary problems can cause inconvenience, pain, embarrassment, even mood swings. Join us for an education from Hollister Technology on how new catheter technology can help people better manage their urological issues.


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Getting Comfortable with Catheters

New technology may help the thousands of Americans who need to use intermittent catheters.

Most people don’t even think twice about their bathroom routines, but for thousands of Americans, it’s a more complex process.

We’re talking about people who need to use urinary catheters. Not everyone has the freedom to urinate when they feel it is convenient.  These kinds of problems can cause inconvenience, pain and embarrassment.

New catheter technology can help people better manage urological issues. Using intermittent (also known as ‘in and out’) urinary catheters is a useful way to empty the bladder and manage a bladder that is not functioning properly.   Generally, catheters can be prescribed when a person has issues with natural urination from:

  • Permanent conditions that may cause nerve damage, such as Spinal Cord Injury, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis or Spina Bifida
  • Temporary conditions, such as bladder stones, an enlarged prostate, or after surgery

On our new TV show Access Health®, airing on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, Medical Expert Dr. Dennis Holmes will sit down with Mary Wasner, BSN, RN and Manager, Clinical Education at Hollister Incorporated who will show viewers several types of catheters. Hollister offers a complete portfolio of intermittent catheters, including non-lubricated, hydrophilic, coudé, and “no touch” catheters:

–          VaPro™ touch free hydrophilic intermittent catheter. This ‘no touch’ catheter is the only ready to use touch free hydrophilic catheter with a protective tip and sleeve in the US today.

–          Apogee Essentials Line – Apogee HC™ hydrophilic intermittent catheter

–          Advance Plus ™ touch free intermittent catheter system

Also joining the show is Dale Spencer, a Spinal Cord Injured author and speaker who consults for Hollister.  Dale shares his personal story of dealing with this issue every day.  He also talks about support he received after enrolling in Hollister Secure Start™ services.  Hollister Secure Start services provides a lifetime of customized support for IC users at no cost, independent of the brand of catheter used.  To learn more, please go to: http://www.hollisterpeoplefirst.com/securestarthttp://www.hollisterpeoplefirst.com/products and http://www.hollisterpeoplefirst.com/vapro

Hollister Incorporated is an independently owned company that develops, manufactures and markets healthcare products worldwide.  The company manufactures products for ostomy care, continence care, critical care, and wound care, and it develops educational support materials as well.  Hollister has been serving healthcare professionals and consumers for over ninety years and is committed to making life more rewarding and dignified for those who use its products and services.

More about our NEW Access Health® Show

Access Health®, hosted by TV personality Ereka Vetrini, educates and entertains as it tackles the important fitness, medical, and nutrition topics of the day—all to empower women and give them access to healthier living in these areas and more:

-          women’s and children’s health

-          the best ways to get one’s body moving,

-          revolutionary cuisine; and

-          the newest medical practices

Make sure to tune in to Episode #2 of Access Health® on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 7:30 am (ET/PT) on Lifetime. http://www.accesshealth.tv

This segment is supported by Hollister Incorporated.  The views expressed in this segment and any advice relating to health or medical matters reflects the private opinion of the person giving this advice and do not necessarily indicate the position of Hollister Incorporated.

Advance Plus, Apogee HC, Secure Start and VaPro are trademarks of Hollister Incorporated

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New Show Access Health® Discusses Urinary Catheters on Wednesday, January 14 on Lifetime®

Access Health, a unique magazine-style series, will educate and entertain as it tackles the important fitness, medical and nutrition topics of the day with host Ereka Vetrini and a passionate team of experts; Mary Wasner from Hollister Incorporated will talk about getting more comfortable with catheters

(POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – PR.Com/PR LOG – January 12, 2015) Access Health®, a new magazine-style health and wellness series will feature guests from Hollister Incorporated in its second episode “Overcoming Inertia” on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 7:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Lifetime to discuss getting more comfortable with catheters.

Access Health will educate and entertain viewers as it tackles the latest topics on cutting-edge developments and innovations in fitness, medicine and food such as women’s and children’s health, the best ways to get one’s body moving, how to prepare good-tasting and healthy meals, the newest medical practices, and plenty of tips and insights — all to empower women and give them access to healthier living.

In this second episode, “Overcoming Inertia”, different types of catheters will be explored. Dr. Dennis Holmes will talk with Mary Wasner, BSN, RN, and Manager, Clinical Education from Hollister Incorporated about who may need a catheter and why. Viewers will learn that using an intermittent (also known as ‘in and out’) urinary catheter is a useful way to empty the bladder and manage a bladder that is not functioning properly.

New catheter technology from Hollister, such as the VaPro™ touch free hydrophilic intermittent catheter, a ‘no touch’ catheter that is the only ready-to-use-touch free hydrophilic catheter with a protective tip and sleeve in the US today, is designed to help reduce the risk of bacterial contamination when using the catheter.

Also joining the show is Dale Spencer, a Spinal Cord Injured author and speaker, and consultant for Hollister, who shares his personal story of dealing with this issue every day. Dale also talks about support he received after enrolling in Hollister Secure Start™ services. To learn more, please go to: http://www.hollisterpeoplefirst.com/securestart.

Access Health is unique in that at the top of each 30-minute episode, a topic is presented, and after a roundtable discussion, a panel of three renowned experts in their fields — fitness guru Dave Sinclair, medical expert Dr. Dennis Holmes and nutritionist and Chef Janet Zappala – come together at the table to offer their in-depth knowledge and insights into health and wellness issues of the day.

Access Health was created by O2 Media, producers of the long-running branded entertainment shows The Balancing Act®, Designing Spaces™, Mission Makeover™, and All Mixed Up™ all currently airing on Lifetime.

About Access Health

Access Health® is a powerful and engaging half-hour health and wellness series premiering on the Lifetime® channel, anchored by a panel of three renowned experts who tackle the important fitness, medical and nutrition topics of the day. The show educates and entertains with ideas on the best ways to get your body moving, revolutionary cuisine and the newest medical practices, all to empower women and give them access to healthier living.

To learn more about Access Health, please visit: http://www.accesshealth.tv

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About Hollister Incorporated

Hollister Incorporated is an independently owned company that develops, manufactures and markets healthcare products worldwide. The company manufactures products for ostomy care, continence care, critical care, and wound care, and it develops educational support materials as well. Hollister has been serving healthcare professionals and consumers for over ninety years and is committed to making life more rewarding and dignified for those who use its products and services.

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