Contamination rates in urine samples using Peezy Midstream
Quality Improvement Audit: Specimen mixed growth reduced from 17% to 1.5%
A comparative historic Quality Improvement Audit of specimens collected in Urology Clinic, with results recorded in Microbiology: Peezy Midstream was used by patients required to provide a midstream urine specimen (MSU). The lids of the urine specimen containers were marked with a coloured sticker before sending to microbiology for analysis, making them easily identifiable. The microbiology lab recorded contamination rates in 66 patient sample, which showed a dramatic reduction in urine specimen mixed growth from over 17% to just 1.5%.
Peezy at Ease: 106 patient experience using innovative device for collection of urine
- Result: reduction in mixed growth from 23% to average 5%
- Patient satisfaction indicates that the Peezy Midstream is a welcome innovation. Spillage is minimised and toilet hygiene maintained for general infection prevention.
- The improvement in reliable results was impressive suggesting a significant financial saving due to the common nature of the investigation in LUTS assessment.
NHS National Institute for Health Research Usability Study
The NHS NIHR Usability Study was commissioned by the West Midlands AHSN I collaboration with Birmingham University NHS Trust and the Trauma Management Healthcare Technology Cooperative.
100% Patients found instructions clear
94% Peezy collects Midstream easily
94% Patients were confident using Peezy
88% Needed no further instruction
88% Would be comfortable using Peezy again
70% Would recommend Peezy is used in future
Peezy Midstream is a welcome innovation with clinicians and health leaders alike. Here you can read a variety of testimonials from a cross section of medical opinion formers and commentators.
Professor Frank Chingwundoh Consultant Urological Surgeon Read Testimonial
Barts & The Royal NHS Trust / Spire Healthcare
We have used Peezy Midstream with patients in clinic. Comparison with historical specimen results show that it collects a better specimen with lower contamination, which means fewer repeats. Patients are happy with the hygiene because urine goes into the tube and not on their hands. The lab is happy to receive a proper MSU in a clean tube that fits their analysers. The system delivers accuracy, efficiency and hygiene for all parties; I would like to see it used routinely across the NHS.
Professor James Barlow Professor of Technology and Innovation Management... Read Testimonial
Peezy Midstream is one of those valuable, simple, low cost and no-brainer innovations that I’m always amazed don’t get adopted faster and more widely.
* the Peezy journey features in Prof Barlow’s new book on healthcare innovation, out Sept ‘16
Louise de Winter CEO, The Urology Foundation Read Testimonial
“Urine samples are used to diagnose a broad variety of conditions and to be able to deliver an accurate diagnosis it is vital that the samples are not contaminated. Research strongly indicates that using the Peezy Midstream specimen collection device can dramatically reduce the contamination rate, thus leading to more accurate readings and reducing the need for repeat tests. This will undoubtedly have a significant time and cost savings for the NHS and must surely be a sensible innovation to adopt.
Gail Adams Head of Nursing, UNISON Read Testimonial
Health and safety in any medicine is of vital importance to those who work on the frontline and the collection of urine samples is a daily necessity for many. The adoption of innovative solutions, such the Peezy Midstream, allows a safe and hygienic alternative to more traditional methods, improving not just the experience of our members but also enhances the dignity of the patients they serve.