MUDS – Male Urinary Drainage System. Be in Control.
M.U.D.S., LLC. was started in 2004 as a LLC. with the intent of developing and producing the MUDS system. Jacquelin Vantroostenberghe is a Registered Nurse and the inventor and owner of the MUDS patent. Her son sustained an injury which resulted in a fracture requiring a body cast. He was unable to urinate into a traditional urinal due to the restrictions of the cast and being flat of his back. He was in pain with any movement and embarrassed that he had to have help with urinating.
It was impossible to place a urinal at the right angle without urine pouring back onto him. Jacque and the occupational therapists searched catalogs, medical supply stores and pharmacies without any success finding a alternative. His only alternative at that time was to urinate into a diaper.
And so, that is what inspired the development of the MUDS. Jacques’ son used a crude version with great success and was independent with all of his urination needs with the exception of needing someone to empty the container.
- To provide a male urinary system for a continent male to use in any position regardless of restrictive appliances or physical deficits without significant leakage or spilling during or after use.
2. To provide a cost effective alternative to a foley catheter or a urinal that will promote the patients’ treatment plan, provide more efficient time management for staff, decrease the risk of nosocomial infections, and promote patient satisfaction and self esteem.