Urinary Catheter Supplies – Michigan USA

The urinary catheter supplies Intestinal disorders can affect both males and females, irrespective of age, and to overcome the associated difficulties, intermittent urinary catheters with insertion supplies and urological supplies are essential. These products are designed to help with the safe functioning of the urinary system. Urinary catheter supplies allow for easy catheterization when the user is not able to empty the bladder by himself/herself. They can also be used in cases of incontinence and urinary retention. Urinary drainage bags are used in conjunction with catheters to store the urine drawn out of the bladder, thereby eliminating the requirement for frequent visits to the bathroom. They are helpful to both bedridden patients and people with an active lifestyle. Bedside drainage bags are usually recommended for people restricted to bed, while leg bags are for people with an active lifestyle.

What are the various kinds of urinary catheter supplies?

There are basically four types of urinary catheters, namely, external catheters, intermittent urinary catheters with insertion supplies, Foley catheters, and closed system catheters.

External or Condom Catheters

External or condom catheters are designed to be used by males only. They are ideal for those who do not require invasive catheterization and whose purpose is best served with an external device. These urinary supplies are shaped like condoms and designed to slip over the user’s penis. The device is then connected to a urinary bag for collection of the urine that flows from the urinary bladder through the urethra. It is quite often preferred by men because it is easy to use.

Male external catheters from Coloplast, Hollister, Mackesson, and Rochester Medical are examples of quality products that are made of skin-friendly material and designed to give the best possible security. For the latex-sensitive, skin irritation is kept to a minimum with silicone devices.

Intermittent Catheters

intermittent urinary catheter with insertion supplies. Urinary catheter supplies are for use only when required. They are bought by those who do not need 24-hour catheterization. Either their requirements are for the short-term while the user is recuperating after surgery, or they could involve catheter-based management of the urinary bladder for life. So, during intermittent catheterization, urinary catheter tubing is inserted into the bladder through the urethra, and the accumulated urine is allowed to drain out. The catheter is pulled out after the bladder is emptied. The process is repeated when required and can be performed by the user or a caregiver at home.

An intermittent urinary catheter with insertion supplies provides a lower risk of UTIs (urinary tract infections). You will find a whole variety of intermittent urinary catheters with different tips and styles or a combination of both. There are straight-tip catheters, hydrophilic catheters (such as SpeediCath Compact Male Catheter), coude tip catheters, PVC catheters, red rubber catheters (like Bardia Urethral Red Rubber Catheter), silicone catheters, funnel end catheters, round tip catheters, lubricated catheters, olive tip catheters, and more.

Foley catheters

Foley catheters, also known as indwelling urinary catheter supplies, are bought by those who need continuous catheterization. This type of catheter is inserted into the urinary bladder of the user and allowed to remain there for some time till it is time to change or remove it completely. Indwelling catheters are made from silicone rubber or natural rubber and have two lumens, or channels, running along their length. One lumen is the drainable port, and its opening is inserted into a urine collection bag. The other lumen has a valve at one end and a balloon at the other end. Sterile water is injected through the valve into the balloon once the catheter is placed inside the bladder. The balloon inflates and holds the tubing in place.

There are several Foley catheter brands that are established names in the industry. It is always advisable to buy your urology supplies from established manufacturers so you can be sure that the product you are using is reliable and safe. Bard, Kendall, and Rusch are some of the best-selling brands we sell.

Suprapubic catheters involve placing a catheter into the bladder through a cut made in the lower abdomen, just above the pubic bone. This procedure is done for those with a damaged bladder or urethra or who suffer from nerve damage.

Closed System Catheters

When selecting your catheter, consider looking at closed-system catheters. They are a type of joined catheter system that has tubing connected to the urinary collection bag. This allows for touchless catheterization and, hence, reduces the risk of UTIs and cross-contamination because the system remains sterile. They are self-contained with a pre-lubricated catheter within a urine collection bag. A closed-system catheter allows for safe, simple catheterization. Its introducer tip shields the catheter and allows it to bypass the initial part of the urethra, which is most infested with urinary tract bacteria.

Leading manufacturers like Coloplast, Teleflex Inc., Hollister, Bard, Peco Medical, and Cure Medical make quality closed system catheters with user-friendly designs and features. People with limited dexterity because of spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and spinal There are multiple types available, including straight tip or coude tip, and in all French sizes. You can buy them in pediatric sizes or different male and female lengths.

What are the different types of urinary drainage bags?

There are various types of urinary drainage bags, too. Without one, catheterization is incomplete. It is always recommended to drain the urine through a Foley catheter or an external male catheter into a good-quality drainage bag. This ensures hygiene and safety. You are assured of not exposing the other end of the tubing to an unhygienic environment.

The urine collection bags are durable and cost-effective. An important feature is the anti-reflux drip chamber, which prevents the backflow of urine. There are different volume capacities, so depending on your emptying-out frequency, you can decide which will best suit your needs. All bags are designed to be discreet and secure for all types of users—wheelchair-bound or ambulatory, children or adults. Choosing a urine bag will depend on your needs. Select from leg bags, bedside drainage bags, and urine pouches.

Urinary Legs Bags

Users with an active lifestyle and who are always on the move should consider buying urinary leg bags. They are specially designed for daytime users. These urine bags are to be attached to the legs of the user, allowing total freedom of movement. They cling to the contour of the leg and remain unnoticeable under clothing.

This intermittent urinary catheter with insertion supplies is reliable and made of heavy duty vinyl for extended wear. They are leak-resistant and provide protection from odor. The graduated markings allow the caregiver to keep an eye on the urine output. Two strong straps are attached to the bag to secure it to the leg. Usage types include reusable and disposable leg bags.

Top brands like Kendall, AMSure, and Covidien are behind quality leg bags. You can also select the type of straps you need to go with your leg bag. Available are fabric straps, latex straps, cloth bands, velcro straps, sports leg bag straps, foam straps, and straps with button closures.

Bedside drainage bags

Bedside bags, as the name suggests, are urinary drainage bags designed to be hung by the bed. They are ideal for night-time users. The volume capacity of bedside drainage bags is large so that the user does not have to get up in night to empty out the bag. Hooks and string allow the bags to be tied to and hung by the bed rail securely. They can be used for 24 hours, allowing the user to sleep comfortably through the night.

Features of Bedside Drainage Bags

Twist-turn drain port

The anti-reflux valve prevents urine backflow.

A rounded, teardrop shape ensures efficient drainage.

The Flip Flo valve allows for quick emptying out.

The safety flow outlet device prevents splashing when emptying the bag.

Bacteriostatic collection systems impregnated with antimicrobial agents resist pathogens associated with CAUTIs.

Flocked backing provides discretion.

The Slide-Tap drainage port allows ease of use.

The Splashguard II drain spout prevents urine backsplash.

Urinary Catheterization Equipment

Insertion and irrigation trays are packaged with the necessary elements to assist in catheterization. For example, the AMSure catheterization tray features a 1000ml outer basin tray, a waterproof drape, a fenestrated drape, vinyl gloves, iodine swabsticks, lubricating jelly, and a specimen container. Some trays, like the one from Bard, contain a silicone Foley catheter attached to a drainage bag along with a URO-PREP tray to assist in aseptic catheter insertion.

What do catheter insertion and irrigation trays include?

a syringe with sterile water to inflate the balloon.

Sterile specimen container

sterile catheter, latex, or silicone.

Catheter-secure device or adhesive tape

The bag for urinary drainage

Medicated lubricant

Sterile water

Swabsticks, gloves, drapes, etc.

Also, find a selection of urinals and bedpans designed for those who are unable to visit the toilet independently. The range includes high-quality and handy urine specimen collection bags and containers, midstream collection systems, kidney stone strainers, and disposable urine bags. The catheter accessories section has lubricating jelly, straps and holders, clamps and plugs, adaptors and dilators, and more, while drainage bag accessories include bag holders and hangers, bag straps, drainage bottles, drain valves, etc.

Where to buy urinary products online?

All urology medical supplies are made by top and established manufacturers, some of which are Coloplast, Mackesson, Bard Inc, Holister, Cardinal, and CompactCath. They are made up of high-quality materials and are safe and reliable to use. Check out the vast range of external or condom catheters, intermittent catheters, Foley catheters, all types of drainage bags like leg bags and bedside bags, pessaries, irrigation trays and drainage systems, urinary drainage tubing, enema supplies, and more.

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