Administrators

Learn how the Macy Catheter® can help improve quality of care while decreasing cost and nursing time.

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In the olden days, we would’ve gone to a pump after we couldn’t get the patient comfortable. We don’t have to do that anymore. Usually it takes us at least four hours to actually get a pump delivered, so then there’s four hours where that nurse is in the home with a patient who’s uncomfortable, just waiting for relief.

To be able to say, “Alright, I’ve got this Macy Catheter” and just put it in and get that patient comfortable sooner… I mean, that’s what it’s all about.

Kirsten Hackworth, RN, BSN, CHPN
Nursing Clinical Manager – Hospice of the Northwest

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In the olden days, we would’ve gone to a pump after we couldn’t get the patient comfortable. We don’t have to do that anymore. Usually it takes us at least four hours to actually get a pump delivered, so then there’s four hours where that nurse is in the home with a patient who’s uncomfortable, just waiting for relief.

To be able to say, “Alright, I’ve got this Macy Catheter” and just put it in and get that patient comfortable sooner… I mean, that’s what it’s all about.

Kirsten Hackworth, RN, BSN, CHPN
Nursing Clinical Manager – Hospice of the Northwest

White Paper

Learn how the Macy Catheter can help mitigate staffing challenges by improving nursing efficiency and job satisfaction.
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When is the Macy Catheter an appropriate choice?

About 20% of hospice patients will experience severe symptoms at some point in their care. Effectively managing these symptoms–especially when the oral route is compromised–can be difficult to achieve and can result in high equipment, labor, and delivery costs.

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The Macy Catheter allows for immediate utilization of oral medications already in the home or at the bedside. Because the medications that all hospices use as the patient begins to decline (ex. comfort kits) are immediate release, there is no lag time in symptom management onset when these medications are administered via the Macy Catheter.

Mild or moderate symptoms can be managed with oral or sublingual routes, but if the medication volume is too much for effective sublingual absorption or if the patient has heavy secretions, then the Macy Catheter is a logical alternative.

Symptoms may include:
Pain • Agitation • Shortness of breath • Fever • Seizures • Nausea and vomiting

When is the Macy Catheter an appropriate choice?

About 20% of hospice patients will experience severe symptoms at some point in their care. Effectively managing these symptoms–especially when the oral route is compromised–can be difficult to achieve and can result in high equipment, labor, and delivery costs.

A senior patient in a hospital bed
The Macy Catheter allows for immediate utilization of oral medications already in the home or at the bedside. Because the medications that all hospices use as the patient begins to decline (ex. comfort kits) are immediate release, there is no lag time in symptom management onset when these medications are administered via the Macy Catheter.

Mild or moderate symptoms can be managed with oral or sublingual routes, but if the medication volume is too much for effective sublingual absorption or if the patient has heavy secretions, then the Macy Catheter is a logical alternative.

Symptoms may include:
Pain • Agitation • Shortness of breath • Fever • Seizures • Nausea and vomiting

Implementation of the Macy Catheter saves agencies money by reducing medication costs, delivery charges, and nursing time.

Would your agency spend an additional 15 cents more PPD to better manage symptoms for the most challenging 10% of your patients? As easy as this question is to answer, Hospi makes it even easier.
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PPD Direct Cost Budget
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Macy Catheter PPD Cost ​if used in 10% of patients
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When Hospice Buffalo implemented the Macy Catheter in their IPU, it saved them $401 per Macy Catheter patient.

The Macy Catheter vs. Alternatives

When the oral route fails and the sublingual route is not effective, significant delays and costs are often incurred while working to control the patient’s symptoms. The Macy Catheter enables clinicians to immediately intervene with medications already at the bedside, eliminating additional delays and costs.
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Implementation of the Macy Catheter saves agencies money by reducing:
medication costs
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delivery fees
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nursing time
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Would your agency spend an additional 15 cents more PPD to better manage symptoms for the most challenging 10% of your patients? As easy as this question is to answer, Hospi makes it even easier.

As easy as this question is to answer, Hospi makes it even easier.

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When Hospice Buffalo implemented the Macy Catheter in their IPU, it saved them $401 per Macy Catheter patient.

The Macy Catheter vs. Alternatives

When the oral route fails and the sublingual route is not effective, significant delays and costs are often incurred while working to control the patient’s symptoms. The Macy Catheter enables clinicians to immediately intervene with medications already at the bedside, eliminating additional delays and costs.
PPDF Chart
Coming Soon
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Discover the savings that implementation of the Macy Catheter could bring your agency.

In the meantime, contact Hospi to receive a free, personalized estimate.

Product Information

Publications

Free Training for Your Team

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  • Connect with Hospi to begin live training and implementation with our Clinical Team
  • Access our Policy and Procedures template
  • Recorded Macy Catheter training for the team or for new nurses
  • Accredited online classes in post acute care
  • CERT refresher training

Free Training for Your Team

A nurse sitting at a computer
  • Connect with Hospi to begin live training and implementation with our Clinical Team
  • Access our Policy and Procedures template
  • Recorded Macy Catheter training for the team or for new nurses
  • Accredited online classes in post acute care
  • CERT refresher training

Instructional Videos

Using the Macy Catheter

Learn how to insert the Macy Catheter and how to use the device for medication administration.

Using the LiquiPill

Learn how to use the LiquiPill to grind medications into a fine powder that can be mixed with water and administered.

Instructional Videos

Using the Macy Catheter

Learn how to insert the Macy Catheter and how to use the device for medication administration.

Using the LiquiPill

Learn how to use the LiquiPill to grind medications into a fine powder that can be mixed with water and administered.
Do you have detailed questions about the Macy Catheter and/or the rectal route?
Do you have detailed questions about the Macy Catheter and/or the rectal route?

Testimonials

A Macy Moment with Kirsten Hackworth, RN, BSN, CHPN

Testimonial | Ohio’s Hospice at Dayton
Dr. Wendy Schmitz, MD

A Nursing Clinical Manager discusses how the Macy Catheter reduces medical expenses and burden of care.
A physician explains why the Macy Catheter became a standard of practice at her agency.

A Macy Moment with Kirsten Hackworth, RN, BSN, CHPN

A Nursing Clinical Manager discusses how the Macy Catheter reduces medical expenses and burden of care.

Testimonial | Ohio’s Hospice at Dayton
Dr. Wendy Schmitz, MD

A physician explains why the Macy Catheter became a standard of practice at her agency.

Testimonials

A Macy Moment with Kirsten Hackworth, RN, BSN, CHPN

A Nursing Clinical Manager discusses how the Macy Catheter reduces medical expenses and burden of care.

Testimonial | Ohio’s Hospice at Dayton
Dr. Wendy Schmitz, MD

A physician explains why the Macy Catheter became a standard of practice at her agency.

Featured Webinars

Explore the topics that preoccupy the minds of post acute thought leaders.

A Conversation with Trailblazers: Emerging Care Models for Serious Illness

Coaching for High Performance

Providing high quality, economically sustainable care for patients living with serious or terminal illness is a pivotal challenge for our healthcare system, especially considering the coming “silver tsunami” of aging baby boomers. In this webinar, Dr. BJ Miller, MD, Dr. Chelsea Garcia, MD, and Dr. Michael D. Fratkin, MD, FAAHPM discuss the trend toward new models of care on a panel moderated by Dr. Katy Lanz, DNP, ACHPN, FPCN.

When managers and leaders are striving to do their best to supervise staff, the traditional command and control way of management is no longer effective. In this webinar, Patti Moore, RN, MSN–Certified High Performance Coach and President and Founder of the Watershed Group–provides a glimpse of what it takes to be a High Performer.

A Conversation with Trailblazers: Emerging Care Models for Serious Illness

Providing high quality, economically sustainable care for patients living with serious or terminal illness is a pivotal challenge for our healthcare system, especially considering the coming “silver tsunami” of aging baby boomers. In this webinar, Dr. BJ Miller, MD, Dr. Chelsea Garcia, MD, and Dr. Michael D. Fratkin, MD, FAAHPM discuss the trend toward new models of care on a panel moderated by Dr. Katy Lanz, DNP, ACHPN, FPCN.

Coaching for High Performance

When managers and leaders are striving to do their best to supervise staff, the traditional command and control way of management is no longer effective. In this webinar, Patti Moore, RN, MSN–Certified High Performance Coach and President and Founder of the Watershed Group–provides a glimpse of what it takes to be a High Performer.

Featured Webinars

A Conversation with Trailblazers: Emerging Care Models for Serious Illness

Providing high quality, economically sustainable care for patients living with serious or terminal illness is a pivotal challenge for our healthcare system, especially considering the coming “silver tsunami” of aging baby boomers. In this webinar, Dr. BJ Miller, MD, Dr. Chelsea Garcia, MD, and Dr. Michael D. Fratkin, MD, FAAHPM discuss the trend toward new models of care on a panel moderated by Dr. Katy Lanz, DNP, ACHPN, FPCN.

Coaching for High Performance

When managers and leaders are striving to do their best to supervise staff, the traditional command and control way of management is no longer effective. In this webinar, Patti Moore, RN, MSN–Certified High Performance Coach and President and Founder of the Watershed Group–provides a glimpse of what it takes to be a High Performer.

Blog Posts

A nurse smiling
It is a common misconception that implementing the Macy Catheter® at agencies involves incurring additional cost. In fact, use of this medication delivery technology reduces overall costs.
A patient smiling with a loved one who is standing next to the hospital bed
Learn how the Macy Catheter compares to other routes of medication administration that can be used when a patient’s oral route is comprised.
A lab working holding a bottle of medicine
In the midst of an injectable opioid shortage, Brad Macy, RN, BSN, CHPN discusses how the Macy Catheter can help reduce injectable medication use and therefore medication cost.

Blog Posts

A nurse smiling
It is a common misconception that implementing the Macy Catheter® at agencies involves incurring additional cost. In fact, use of this medication delivery technology reduces overall costs.
A patient smiling with a loved one who is standing next to the hospital bed
Learn how the Macy Catheter compares to other routes of medication administration that can be used when a patient’s oral route is comprised.
A lab working holding a bottle of medicine
In the midst of an injectable opioid shortage, Brad Macy, RN, BSN, CHPN discusses how the Macy Catheter can help reduce injectable medication use and therefore medication cost.

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