Introducing a digital automatic single use system to the market has many positive effects for users and patients.
The most obvious are: Accuracy, time saving and ease of use. More subtle effects are increased safety in terms of bacterial infections.
Nosocomial infection in the urinary tract is a common challenge with catheterized patients. The management of nosocomial infection is not only troublesome for the patient it is also a burden for staff and the hospital's economy. Positive effects of using Sippi are twofold. Since the Sippi system is automated, manual handling of the system is minimized, as this is itself a source of bacterial infection. Uniquely, Sippi both hinders and detects any early biofilm formation, which is the growth matrix for bacteria. Sippi warns the staff when the disposable unit has to be changed, avoiding the risk of bacteria migrating above the system into the urinary tract of the patient.