There are three basic types of a Medical Catheter Mount
. These mounts connect the patient's endotracheal tube with a breathing circuit. They are lightweight and flexible, making it easier to move the patient from one area to another. In addition, they reduce drag on the patient's breathing system, since the weight is transferred away from their body. Here's a look at each type of mount and what they do.
In addition to the catheter, a drainage bag is attached to the end of the medical catheter. The drainage bag should be removed at bedtime, and patients should wash their hands thoroughly. They should also clean the indwelling catheter area daily, and after every bowel movement. The opening of the catheter on the belly should be cleaned with dry gauze, and patients should drink plenty of fluids to prevent infection. If the patient experiences a urinary tract infection, catheter mount removal may be a suitable option.
The medical catheter mount can be used for a variety of purposes, including the placement of a capnometer. In a study, an endotracheal tube (E-tube) that is distal to the catheter is used to collect ETCO2. The aim of the study was to determine if distal DCCMs were more effective for reducing capnometer malfunction.