ADVICE & SUPPORT

How to Use an Intermittent Catheter

Always consult your doctor for the proper procedure and your safety for catheterizing with catheters.

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The errand of embeddings and utilizing your own catheter can sound overwhelming, yet it’s an exceptionally straightforward procedure. Experience our guide on how to utilize your own discontinuous catheter framework.

Catheterizing will turn into a daily schedule, however, at first, it can have all the earmarks of being truly scary. Have confidence, the errand itself is very basic. Before long, this will be natural.

Regardless of the points of interest of your circumstance, the most significant advance is tidiness. Continuously start by washing your hands, the zone, and your catheter and supplies; guarantee your territory is clear and organized ideally for your solace.

Men

  1. Wash and dry your hands altogether.
  2. Clean the head and tip of your penis tenderly with gentle cleanser and water or a disinfectant wipe, utilizing a roundabout movement outwards from the urethra.
  3. Prep your catheter according to your producer’s directions.
  4. Hold your penis in your non-predominant hand, at that point utilize your prevailing hand to tenderly embed the catheter introducer tip into the urethra until pee begins to stream. On the off chance that you feel opposition when the catheter arrives at the sphincter muscle, inhale profoundly and apply delicate, relentless weight. Try not to constrain the catheter. As pee streams, advance the catheter another inch.
  5. At the point when the progression of pee stops, pull back the catheter gradually. As you haul the catheter out, turn it somewhat, except if you are utilizing a coude catheter. As pee channels, stop quickly, moving and fixing yourself to guarantee the bladder is totally vacant.
  6. After use, properly discard your catheter.

Women

  1. Wash and dry your hands altogether.
  2. Sit or position yourself easily with your thighs spread separated. You can either sit on the latrine, confronting the can on a seat, or in a wheelchair.
  3. Wash the urethral opening from front to back, lifting your labia varying. On the off chance that accessible, utilize a disinfectant like betadine swab sticks or benzalkonium wipes. You may need to utilize a hand mirror to locate your urethral opening from the start.
  4. On the off chance that essential, lubricate your catheter utilizing a water-dissolvable lubricant. 
  5. Utilize your predominant hand to tenderly embed the catheter introducer tip into the urethra until pee begins to stream (it ought to be at roughly 1 to 1.5 inches). At that point embed the catheter an extra inch and hold it there until pee quits streaming. On the off chance that you feel opposition when the catheter arrives at the sphincter muscle, inhale profoundly and apply delicate, relentless weight. Try not to compel the catheter. As pee streams, advance the catheter another inch.
  6. At the point when the progression of pee stops, pull back the catheter gradually. As you haul the catheter out, turn it somewhat as pee channels, stop quickly, moving and fixing yourself to guarantee the bladder is totally unfilled.

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