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March 17, 1959 E.J.HIL L PEDIATRIC URINE COLLECTORS Filed Dec. 4, 1957 INVENTOR. PD Jfl/L 1.
I4 7 DEA EY- fan A ifie W5 Pa 7 2,877,769 PEDIATRIC URINE COLLECTORS Edward J. Hill, Birmingham, Mich. Application December 4, 1957, Serial No. 700,650 3 Claims. (Cl. 128-495) It is ofttimes required to take six, twelve or twentyfour hour urine samples from infants and small children, and the catheterization of such patients is not practical fore, no completely satisfactory means has been available for the collection of urine samples from babies and small children.
With the foregoing in view, the primary object of the invention is to provide a simple and effective pediatric urine collector which is convenient to use, and which substantially eliminates discomfort of the patient during use.
A further object of the invention is to provide a pediatric urine collector which functions equally as well with female patients as with male patients.
A further object of the invention is to provide a pediatric urine collector which not only functions excellently in its primary use, but which also serves as a means for temporary storage of collected urine during transport to the laboratory.
Other objects of the invention will become apparent by reference to the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, in which:
Fig. 1 is a front elevational view of a pediatric urine collector embodying the invention folded for storage and shipment in sanitary boxes or containers.
Fig. 2 is a side elevational view of the pediatric urine collector having the bottom thereof unfolded prior to application tothe patient, and with the adhesive protector partially removed. a
Fig. 3 is a rear elevational view of collector in its folded condition.
Figs. 4 and 5 are views in perspective indicating the application of pediatric urine collectors to both male and female patients.
Referring now to the drawings wherein like reference numerals refer to like and corresponding parts throughseveral views, the pediatric urine collector illustrating the invention consists of a tubular pouch 11 preferably of transparent Pliofilm or some other heat scalable waterproof material provided with a transverse top seal 12 and a bottom seal 13 disposed normal to the said top seal 12. This provides a pouch 11 with a front wall 14 and a rear wall 15, which pouch 11 is folded at its lower end into a pair of adjacent front and rear isosceles triangles 140 and 150 with the lower transverse bottom seal 13 folded over on itself at 130 between the said trianagular formations 140 and 150. The upper portion of the rear wall 15 of the said pouch 11 is provided with an adhesive 17 preferably of a type that is non-irritating to the skin. A suitable adhesive guard 1818 preferably divided into upper and lower portions as shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 3 is disposed over the adhesive 17 from which the said guard 18-48 is stripped just prior to the application of the pediatric urine collector to the patient. The rear wall 15, the adhesive 17 and the adhesive guard 18-18 are apertured at 16 to fit over and accommodate the external genito-urinary organ the pediatric urine of the patient, namely, the penis of the male or the vulva of the female, hereinafter termed the uro-genital organ or organs.
An arch shaped pad 19 of foam rubber or othersuitable material may be adhered to the inside of the rear wall 15 of the pouch 11 adjacent the upper half of the aperture 16 therein, which pad is especially useful in preventing the front panel 14 from conforming to the vulva of a female patient when the pediatric urine collector is placed thereover.
In using the pediatric urine collector, the skin of the patient P around its uro-genital organ is thoroughly cleaned and dried. A pediatric urine collector 10 is re moved from its shipping or storage container, usually Cellophane or the like, not shown, and is expanded from its folded attitude shown in Figs. 1 and 3 to its application attitude shown in Fig. 2. At this time, the nurse may enlarge the aperture 16 in the rear wall 15 of the pouch 11 if required to completely encircle the uro-genital organ of the patient. The upper adhesive protector 18 is preferably first removed from the rear wall 15 of the said pouch 11, and the upper portion of the rear wall 15 of the said pouch 11 is then adhered to the patients torso just above its uro-genital organ after first disposing the said organ within the said aperture 16. The bottom adhesive protector 18 is then removed from the rear wall 15 of the pouch 11, and the remaining adhesive coated portion of the said rear wall 15 is pressed against the patients skin surrounding its uro-genital organ.
As indicated in Figs. 4 and 5, when the pediatric urine collector 10 is in use, the upper seal 12 of the pouch 11 is generally horizontally disposed with respect to the patients torso, and the bottom seal 13 is generally vertically disposed. This prevents chafing of the patients legs as it moves or kicks around for exercise. The pad 19 prevents the top of the front panel 14 of the pouch 11 of a pediatric urine collector 10 from tending to seal over the vulva of a female patient when the said pediatric urine collector is in use. By keeping the patient reasonably quiet, a six, twelve or twenty-four hour urine sample is readily obtained.
After the urine sample has been collected, the pediatric urine collector 10 may be removed from the patient and folded at A, adhesive to adhesive, whereupon urine collected from the patient is sealed within the pouch 11 for transportation to the laboratory for analysis.
Although but a single embodiment of the invention has been disclosed and described in detail, it is obvious that many changes may be made in the size, shape, arrangement and detail of the various elements of the invention as defined by the appended claims.
1. A pediatric urine collector comprising a foldable pouch having a transversely sealed upper end and a sealed lower end disposed normal to said upper sealed end, and an adhesive on an area at the rear adjacent the top of said pouch for securement to a childs torso around its uro-genital organ, the rear of said pouch having an aperture therein substantially central of said adhesive covered area to accommodate the said organ.
2. A pediatric urine collector comprising a foldable pouch having a transversely sealed pouch having an of said adhesive organ, and a protective shield over said adhesive removable just prior to application of said urine collector to the childs torso.
3, A pediatric urine collector comprising a foldable v Patented Mar. 17,1959
orangespouch having sealed lower end disposed normal to said upper sealed end, an adhesive on an area at the rear adjacent the top of' said'. pouch for securement to a childstorso around its uro genital-organ, aperture therein substantially central of said coveredarea to accommodate the said organ, a pad-adhered to the inside of the rear ofsaid pouch adjacent the upper periphery of said aperture therein and a protective shield over said adhesive removablejust prior to" 10 application ofsaid urine collector to the childs torso.
a transversely sealed upper end and a the rear of said pouch having an adhesive References. Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS Apr. 10. 1951 Mar. 8, 1955 Apr. 10, 1956 FOREIGN PATENTS Great Britain