Frequently Asked Questions
How are male and female versions different?
The M-15 version is for male evacuation and is fifteen (15) inches of mercury. The M-18 male UCA is for on demand evacuation and for wheelchair bound individuals. The F-18 Female UCA functions with a medical aspirator and the suction is eighteen (18) inches of mercury — adjust F-18 aspirator pressure to maximum level- not to exceed 25 mm Hg.
How large is the collection system?
The Ur24T aspirator collects 1200cc. (compact Vacu-Aide suction unit collects 800cc)
How does the system prevent bacterial contamination?
The Ur24T collection system has a built-in bacteria filter located in the unit's bottle assembly. It has a unique float valve that prevents backflow into the unit.
Is the aspirator easy to use?
The aspirator has an easy-to-read mm Hg graph gauge, which helps patients and caregivers provide precise measurements of the vacuum.
What maintenance is required for the system?
Ur24T is recommended for a single user. After each use, apply suggested antibacterial spray and /or wash with soap and water.
Can I reuse the collection apparatus?
Ur24T is recommended for a single user, for a minimum of home use- 30 days and hospital use- 15 days.
Does the Ur24T catheter qualify for Medicare reimbursement?
Yes. Ur24T™ is covered by Medicare and qualifies for reimbursement.