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Uncoated PVC catheters are the preferred system for those who experience the sensation of pain, pressure, or discomfort during the process. Always optimally hydrated to promote excellent gliding properties that ensure easier, more comfortable insertion. Uncoated PVC catheters have been shown to lead to better patient satisfaction with this type of technique by reducing the risk of damage due to decreased friction. Available in the following French sizes: 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 Fr/FR
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A Foley is a catheter with two channels and one tube. The first channel drains urine into a collection
bag, while the other channel has a valve on the outside end and connects to a balloon at the inside tip.
The balloon is inflated with sterile water when it lies inside the bladder to prevent the catheter from
slipping out. A Foley is meant to be in place for no longer than three months. Traditional straight catheters are inserted once and discarded when the bladder has been emptied. McKesson 2-Way 100% Silicone Foley are ideal for patients with latex allergies and longer term catherization. Silicone provides chemical and thermal stability, low surface tension
Before use, Urethral Catheter McKesson Coude Tip 16Fr Uncoated PVC 16 Inch should be stored in a dry area, lying flat and straight. If the packaging is damaged, do not use.
It is very important to wash your hands before touching or inserting the catheter – you may choose to use a fresh baby wipe if there is no wash hand basin in the toilet.
Once you have washed your hands, do not touch anything else except your catheter.
Most catheters have a sticky back patch which allows you to open it and secure it to a surface nearby, such as a wall or sink, making it easier to access when you are ready to insert it into the urethra.
You have to ensure that your vulva (intimate area between your legs) is clean. A daily shower or bath is recommended using a mild soap but when you go out it is useful to keep a small pack of baby wipes in your handbag or pocket to enable you to ensure the area is clean.
There are several ways you can learn to insert the catheter while sitting on the toilet or in your wheelchair, when standing or by putting one foot up onto the toilet seat to enable you to locate your urethra more easily. You can experiment and decide which way feels most comfortable.
If you are a woman and find it hard to locate your urethra, try using a mirror to see where your urine comes out. Once you have done this several times you will probably not need a mirror. You can do it over the bath if it’s easier.
You have to ensure that or the area around the tip of the penis is clean. It may be that a daily shower or bath is sufficient but when you go out it is useful to keep a small pack of baby wipes in a pocket to enable you to ensure the area is clean. Men may stand or sit to perform
- Take the Urethral Catheter McKesson Coude Tip 16Fr Uncoated PVC 16 Inch by the drainage end from the packaging and gently push the other end into your urethra. When the catheter has reached the bladder, urine will drain from it. Make sure all the urine has drained from your bladder before removing it.
- To remove the catheter, gently twist it and pull down. Don’t worry if it doesn’t come out first time. Try again, continuing to pull gently.
- Designed to be used more than once should be cleaned after each use with soap and water, dried with a clean tissue and kept in a sealed plastic bag or container.