Intermittent Catheters are available for male and female, adult and pediatric users. Self catheterization is a sterile process of draining urine from the bladder when normal draining is not possible. Proper Intermittent Catheter use will help reduce the threat of urinary tract infections, urological complication, and damage to the kidneys. Straight tip intermittent urinary catheters are available in different french (circumference) sizes and lengths to fit your body.
Male lengths are usually 16″ with female being 6″ and french sizes ranging from 8fr – 18fr. Some types of catheters come with a hydrophilic coating and are pre-lubricated for your convenience. You can trust First Source Catheters for all of your urological supplies. If you do not find what you are looking for, would like more information on intermittent catheters, or would like to receive a free sample, please contact us at 1-844-499-9820 and we’ll be more than happy to help you find the product you need.
Coude Intermittent Catheters have a slight curve or bend in the insertion tip. Coude (tiemann) or curved tip catheter usage will make it easier for some men to thread the catheter past their prostate. Coude catheters, available in “tapered” or “olive tip, are also good for anyone with narrowing of the urethra and that have any blockages or false passages in their urethral pathway.
Hydrophilic Intermittent Catheters have a special coating that when binded with sterile saline/water, makes hydrophilic catheters very slippery. This means that most trauma or discomfort caused by the catheter on the urethra is minimized. Additional lubricant is no longer needed when using a hydrophilic catheter. Hydrophilic catheters may also help reduce the risk of urinary tract infections by reducing trauma to the urethra.
Pediatric Intermittent Catheters. When selecting a pediatric intermittent catheter, there are several differences that separate a children’s intermittent catheter from an adult intermittent catheter. Pediatric catheters are usually 10” in length and are as small as 5 fr. Comfort and size are a top concern as a child’s physical needs are uniquely different from an adult’s physical needs. Ease of use in an intermittent catheter is also a very important difference, as most parents recognize that children must learn self-catheterization early and shouldn’t struggle with the supplies to learn. Finally, privacy is a top concern, as many pediatric intermittent catheters should be sized appropriately so that they can be used discreetly and safely.
First Source Catheters offers a large selection of pediatric catheters. We understand that every child is unique, and every circumstance is unique. That’s why we employ a fully trained customer care team that can answer any questions about your pediatric intermittent catheter order, catheter use with your child, or any other concerns about your child’s needs.
Closed System Catheters
Closed System Catheters have become one of the most popular catheter systems and are preferred by many pediatric and adult wheelchair users. By offering private, discreet catheterization versus regular straight intermittent catheters, closed system catheters can be used in a public restroom or vehicle without embarrassment. When paired with an integrated collection bag, sometimes known as a closed system catheter kit, closed system catheters are convenient, sterile, and ready to use.
Another benefit to closed system catheters are that they are touchless, meaning that when used properly, the hands and any bacteria on the hands never come in contact with a closed system catheter. The sterile introducer tip of the catheter is pre-lubricated, which allows the tip to bypass the highest concentration of bacteria in the first few millimeters of the urethra. Together, these features mean that the touchless closed system catheters help greatly reduce the chances of a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI).
To determine if a closed system catheter is good for you or a loved one, or if you would like a sample, contact us at 1-844-499-9820 and let one of First Source Catheter’s customer care team members work with you to find the proper catheter.
External Condom Catheters are designed for men to contain the drainage of urine from the bladder. External catheters are worn like a condom. The external catheter is connected to a drainage bag that is strapped to the leg or hung from the bed. There are several sizes and options to affix the external condom catheter. Condom catheters are intended for a single time use with normal wear time of 24 hours (wear time will vary for each individual user).
If you would be interested in receiving a free sample, or would like to know more about external condom catheters, please contact us toll-free at 1-844-499-9820 and we’ll be more than happy to help you find the product you need.
Drainage Bags for the leg and bed. Leg bags are designed to provide discreet storage of urine under clothing and can be attached to either an external catheter or foley catheter. They are mainly used during the day and are secured to the leg in a convenient position using a range of straps or support devices. The most common size leg bags are medium (500 ml) and large (1000 ml). Bedside drainage bags are available to be used with external condom catheters. Options of anti-reflux device, double hooks, latex or latex free and user-friendly closures are also offered. Drainage systems that are available have easy to use drain valves that require minimal dexterity and drip chambers that eliminate urine migration.