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Discover how the Macy Catheter® can help improve your practice.

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The Macy Catheter has given us something to be proud of.

The staff feels more empowered. There’s really no greater feeling a nurse can have than the feeling they get knowing they’ve provided the greatest level of palliation for their patients.

Desiree Avilez, RN
Hospice Nurse – Hill Country Memorial Hospital

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The Macy Catheter has given us something to be proud of.

The staff feels more empowered. There’s really no greater feeling a nurse can have than the feeling they get knowing they’ve provided the greatest level of palliation for their patients.

Desiree Avilez, RN
Hospice Nurse – Hill Country Memorial Hospital

Why the Macy Catheter?

Facilitate rapid palliation of severe symptoms without using needles.

Medication and fluid administration is easy for you and comfortable for the patient.

Patented and FDA-cleared to provide rectal access for administration of medications and fluids

Safer and more comfortable method of medication administration than other options like IV and SubQ

Easy set-up, maintenance, and drug disposal

Discreet (After the initial insertion, which is painless, the catheter is accessed at the patient's thigh or abdomen)

Allows patients to receive treatment in their setting of choice

Can be placed by any licensed clinician

Why the Macy Catheter?

Facilitate rapid palliation of severe symptoms without using needles.

Medication and fluid administration is easy for you and comfortable for the patient.

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Patented and FDA-cleared to provide rectal access for administration of medications and fluids

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Safer and more comfortable method of medication administration than other options like IV and SubQ

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Easy set-up, maintenance, and drug disposal

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Discreet (After the initial insertion, which is painless, the catheter is accessed at the patient's thigh or abdomen)

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Allows patients to receive treatment in their setting of choice

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Can be placed by any licensed clinician

White Paper

Learn about the clinical benefits of rectal administration via the Macy Catheter for hospice and palliative care patients.
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Download the White Paper

Learn about the clinical benefits of rectal administration via the Macy Catheter for hospice and palliative care patients.

Which patients benefit from Macy Catheter administration?

Placing a Macy Catheter is an effective and quick approach to managing severe symptoms due to the speed of medication absorption via the rectal route. The rectal route is especially relevant when a patient has difficulty swallowing or when the oral route is otherwise compromised.

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Mild or moderate symptoms can sometimes be managed with the sublingual route. However, if the medication volume is too large for effective sublingual absorption or if the patient has heavy secretions, then the Macy Catheter is a logical alternative. The device removes risk of aspiration and the patient will not be subjected to the frequent interruptions and terrible taste associated with sublingual administration.

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

Which patients benefit from Macy Catheter administration?

Placing a Macy Catheter is an effective and quick approach to managing severe symptoms due to the speed of medication absorption via the rectal route. The rectal route is especially relevant when a patient has difficulty swallowing or when the oral route is otherwise compromised.

A senior patient holding hands with a caregiver

Mild or moderate symptoms can sometimes be managed with the sublingual route. However, if the medication volume is too large for effective sublingual absorption or if the patient has heavy secretions, then the Macy Catheter is a logical alternative. The device removes risk of aspiration and the patient will not be subjected to the frequent interruptions and terrible taste associated with sublingual administration.

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

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.

Product Information

Product Information

Publications

Publications

Need detailed information about the Macy Catheter and/or rectal administration?
Need detailed information about the Macy Catheter and/or rectal administration?

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

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

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

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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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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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Testimonials

A Macy Moment with Desiree Avilez, RN

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

A hospice nurse discusses the clinical and operational benefits of implementing the Macy Catheter as a standard of practice.
A physician explains why the Macy Catheter became a standard of practice at her agency.

A Macy Moment with Desiree Avilez, RN

A hospice nurse discusses the clinical and operational benefits of implementing the Macy Catheter as a standard of practice.

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 Desiree Avilez, RN

A hospice nurse discusses the clinical and operational benefits of implementing the Macy Catheter as a standard of practice.

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

Post acute thought leaders cover hot topics, challenges, and trends within the industry via webinars hosted by Hospi Corporation.

Symptom Management Challenges at End of Life

Providing Culturally Competent Care to Members of the LGBTQ Community

Common symptoms encountered at end of life include pain, nausea, anxiety and agitation. In this webinar, Amanda Lovell, PharmD, BCGP–Clinical Pharmacist for Inpatient Units at Optum Hospice Pharmacy Services–examines various routes of administration and appropriate doses for symptom management medications commonly used at end of life.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals face unique barriers in accessing healthcare, including stigma, denial of care, and lack of cultural competency. In this webinar, Alex Kemery, MSN, RN, CMSRN–Assistant Professor at the University of Indianapolis–discusses how to create an environment of inclusiveness in hospice and palliative care for LGBTQ clients and their families.

Symptom Management Challenges at End of Life

Common symptoms encountered at end of life include pain, nausea, anxiety and agitation. In this webinar, Amanda Lovell, PharmD, BCGP–Clinical Pharmacist for Inpatient Units at Optum Hospice Pharmacy Services–examines various routes of administration and appropriate doses for symptom management medications commonly used at end of life.

Providing Culturally Competent Care to Members of the LGBTQ Community

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals face unique barriers in accessing healthcare, including stigma, denial of care, and lack of cultural competency. In this webinar, Alex Kemery, MSN, RN, CMSRN–Assistant Professor at the University of Indianapolis–discusses how to create an environment of inclusiveness in hospice and palliative care for LGBTQ clients and their families.

Featured Webinars

Symptom Management Challenges at End of Life

Common symptoms encountered at end of life include pain, nausea, anxiety and agitation. In this webinar, Amanda Lovell, PharmD, BCGP–Clinical Pharmacist for Inpatient Units at Optum Hospice Pharmacy Services–examines various routes of administration and appropriate doses for symptom management medications commonly used at end of life.

Providing Culturally Competent Care to Members of the LGBTQ Community

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals face unique barriers in accessing healthcare, including stigma, denial of care, and lack of cultural competency. In this webinar, Alex Kemery, MSN, RN, CMSRN–Assistant Professor at the University of Indianapolis–discusses how to create an environment of inclusiveness in hospice and palliative care for LGBTQ clients and their families.

Blog Posts

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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.
Patti Moore
Patti Moore, RN, BSN, MSN, ARNP advocates for hospice care in response to Time magazine’s article “No One is Coming: Hospice Patients Abandoned at Death’s Door.”

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.
Patti Moore
Patti Moore, RN, BSN, MSN, ARNP advocates for hospice care in response to Time magazine’s article “No One is Coming: Hospice Patients Abandoned at Death’s Door.”

Can the Macy Catheter impact your agency’s practice?

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Easily find product information, publications, training videos, testimonials, and webinars.