Welcome to MEDININA and Hemostick®
Hemostick® is a simple measuring instrument that can be used as a treatment and medical decision support for patients with microscopic haematuri. In Vårdhandboken, The Handbook for Healthcare based on the Swedish Health and Medical Service Act (HSL) and Social Services Act (SOL), you can read more (in Swedish only) about the recommendation how to use Hemostick® for classifying heamaturi. It also covers advise and measures on how to reduce and stop bleeding in the urinary tracts.
Hemostick® facilitates graduating visible blood in the
urine and communicating haematuri between care
givers and patients. You will streamline the care taking
of the patient and increase patient safety.
In the past the assessments and classifications of color
and consistence of haematuri was made only out of
subjective criterias. A need to standardize the
assessments of heamaturi has long existed. With
Hemostick® you will make the assessments more
objective and uncomplicated. It also helps you to
roughly estimate the loss of blood in haemoglobin per
Hemostick® has been developed by qualified nurses in cooperation with Karolinska University Hospital/Huddinge and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden.
Photo: Clas Fröhlund