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self-cath

Navigating Childhood and Learning How to Self-Cath

If your child requires self-catheterization at school and is developmentally ready, it can be helpful for him or her to begin learning at an early age, possibly even as early as kindergarten.

Sarah Sanchez, NDTR
Catheters

Catheters

This is our main home page for all things related to catheters - male external, intermittent and indwelling (Foley). Learn more.

Aimee Sharp
catheter problems

Catheter Problems: Troubleshooting

Whether you are new to catheterizing or experienced with catheters, you may experience some common catheter problems. Learn how to resolve these issues.

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
Introduction to Catheters

Introduction to Catheters

In this introduction to catheters article, we have compiled all our catheter 101 articles, resources, links and glossaries into one spot to help out people who are just beginning their journey with catheters.

Aimee Sharp
Male External Catheters

Male External Catheters

Male external catheters, also known as condom catheters, are an option for men who experience incontinence. It's a popular alternative option over briefs.

Aimee Sharp
Tipos de catéteres

Types of Catheters: Catheters 101

Are you new to using catheters, or do you know someone who is? Learn all about the different types of catheters and when they are used in this article.

Sarah McIlvaine
Intermittent Catheters

Intermittent Catheters

Intermittent catheterization, when done properly, is one of the safest ways to catheterize. Nothing needs to be connected to or inserted into the body on an constant basis – rather, the person (or their caregiver) uses a catheter at intervals to empty the bladder. Using intermittent catheters mimics the body’s typical manner of emptying the… Continue reading Intermittent Catheters

Aimee Sharp
Bladder Tools

Assistive Technology: Bladder Tools

In a previous blog, I wrote about what I personally use to manage my neurogenic bladder. In this entry, though, I will share objective information and tools that may help when searching for your ideal bladder-care product. Finding the right catheter is a process worth investing in for your long-term health. It involves your doctors… Continue reading Assistive Technology: Bladder Tools

Aaron Baker
Management of Indwelling Urinary Catheters

How to Insert and Secure an Indwelling Urinary Catheter

Management of indwelling urinary catheters is important for the health of the patient. Read this article for best practices for insertion and securement.

Aimee Sharp
Indwelling Urethral Catheter

Appropriate and Inappropriate Use of Indwelling Urethral Catheterization (IUC)

Read this article for a quick overview of what a Indwelling Urethral Catheter (IUC) is, and when it should or should not be used for a patient.

Aimee Sharp
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