Skilled Nursing Facility / Long Term Care Implementation Portal

Resources to help you get started with the Macy Catheter at your facility

What medications can be used via the rectal route?
Most medications used for symptoms such as pain, nausea, and shortness of breath and even some antibiotics can be given effectively with rapid onset of action via the rectal route. For a list of medications and bioavailability as reported in the literature please click here.
Do I need to change the dosing when using the Macy Catheter?
Sometimes, depending on the medication. Dosing is the same as oral for the majority of medications. For a list of medications and bioavailability as reported in the literature, please click here.
What fluids can be administered and at what rate?

Per the literature, hypotonic solutions such as water, Pedialyte, ½ NS, and ¼ NS are typically used, and infusion rates of 200ml/hr are tolerated well. To receive an example of a fluid administration procedure that is included in the Macy Catheter Tray, please click here.

Will I need to change my policies and protocols? Do you have templates?

Hospi has developed a template policy and procedure manual that meets surveyor requirements. For a copy of our policy and procedure template, please click here.

How can staff be trained to use the Macy Catheter?

Training is fast and easy. Staff simply watch two short videos and complete a competency test.  For a sample training sequence with video links, please click here

Using the Macy Catheter for Hydration

Fast Track: I’m ready to implement the Macy Catheter at my facility

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Decreasing Hospital Transfers in the Skilled Nursing Setting Utilizing a Rectal Administration Catheter for Treatment of Changes in Patient Condition:
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Emergency Preparedness Planning and the Macy Catheter

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Clinical Corner

Empowering through innovation & education.

I used the Macy Catheter several times to help me with severe nausea and vomiting when I couldn’t keep anything down by mouth. It worked wonderfully. It was easy to use as well as comfortable, and it prevented many ER visits for IV fluids. I would highly recommend this catheter.

Asmita Patel

MD, Chicago, IL

Macy CatheterIV medication and fluid administration can be difficult or impossible in certain patients. It’s expensive and requires a high level of care. In addition, it can increase infection rates, injure veins, and cause patient pain.

It’s time to think beyond the needle.

Faster. Safer. More Cost Effective.

When the oral route is compromised, knowledgeable clinicians turn to the Macy Catheter. The Macy Catheter is the best alternative for rapid administration of medication and fluids. Patented and FDA cleared, it is designed to facilitate discreet and painless rectal administration of fluids and medications. Rectal administration is a proven route of delivery and can be particularly relevant for patients whose change in condition requires an alternate route for rapid medication or fluid administration. Typical candidates include patients presenting with difficult vascular access and dehydration, pain, agitation, seizures, fever, or nausea/vomiting. The Macy Catheter improves patient care and nursing efficiency while decreasing the cost of care.

Reduce Unnecessary Hospital Transfers and Increase Patient Satisfaction

  • Bridge to easier IV access after patient is rehydrated and calm
  • Bridge until oral route is viable
  • Proven to provide significant cost savings and improved nursing efficiency
  • Creates a more home-like atmosphere than found when IV/SubQ administration is used
  • Easy and safe for caregivers to use, requires minimal training

Why Rectal Delivery Works

  • Mucosa is highly vascularized
  • High % absorptive cells
  • Suspensions or solutions are generally absorbed more quickly than suppositories
  • Increased bioavailability (distal 1/3 of rectum venous return bypasses liver)

The Macy Catheter in 4 Easy Steps

Step 1: Lubricate

Step 2: Insert

Step 3: Inflate

Step 4: Secure

Contact us to learn more about the Macy Catheter.

Hospi Corporation

1650 S. Amphlett Blvd
Suite 201
San Mateo, CA 94402
T: 888.509.3732
F: 510.648.3529

When the oral route is compromised, knowledgeable clinicians turn to the Macy Catheter®. The Macy Catheter is the best alternative for rapid administration of medication and fluids. Patented and FDA cleared, the Macy Catheter provides access to the clinically proven rectal route of delivery. It can be used in multiple settings, including hospice and palliative care, skilled nursing facilities, and the emergency department. The Macy Catheter improves patient care and nursing efficiency while decreasing the cost of care.

*Disclaimer: Anecdotal testimonials were provided by clinicians and are shared for general educational purposes with their permission. The Macy Catheter is a prescription device indicated to provide rectal access to administer liquids/medications. Hospi Corporation does not promote the use of particular medications to address particular conditions, and does not claim that the Macy Catheter can treat a particular condition. The prescribing healthcare professional is responsible for selecting medications for treatment, their dosage, and the route of delivery. The Macy Catheter can facilitate administration when the rectal route is prescribed.

Hospi Corporation

1650 S. Amphlett Blvd
Suite 201
San Mateo, CA 94402
T: 888.509.3732
F: 510.648.3529

 

When the oral route is compromised, knowledgeable clinicians turn to the Macy Catheter®. The Macy Catheter is the best alternative for rapid administration of medication and fluids. Patented and FDA cleared, the Macy Catheter provides access to the clinically proven rectal route of delivery. It can be used in multiple settings, including hospice and palliative care, skilled nursing facilities, and the emergency department. The Macy Catheter improves patient care and nursing efficiency while decreasing the cost of care.

*Disclaimer: Anecdotal testimonials were provided by clinicians and are shared for general educational purposes with their permission. The Macy Catheter is a prescription device indicated to provide rectal access to administer liquids/medications. Hospi Corporation does not promote the use of particular medications to address particular conditions, and does not claim that the Macy Catheter can treat a particular condition. The prescribing healthcare professional is responsible for selecting medications for treatment, their dosage, and the route of delivery. The Macy Catheter can facilitate administration when the rectal route is prescribed.