What is a coudé catheter?The coudé tip is basically an slightly angled or curved tip on a catheter. This type of tip is best used for those who have great difficulty passing a regular straight tip catheter. This situation is most common in men, so the coudé tip is nearly always on a male length catheter. The reasons for this situation include urethral strictures, blockages, enlarged prostates, or false passages.
Coudé Tip Catheter Types & Product OptionsThere are varying types of coudé catheters available
Coudé catheters come in a variety of products for everyone's needs and preferences, such as closed system kits, hydrophilic catheters, and intermittent straight catheters. See our product catalog for a look at some of the available options.
How to use a coudé tip catheterThere is no one right way to position the angle of the tip, depending on your body's needs. But your prescribing healthcare provider will likely spend a little time in the office to go over the process of learning to insert the catheter, including which direction to face the angle of the insertion tip.
Many coudé tip catheters will offer a reference point on the funnel or tube of the catheter itself to see which way the coudé's angle is facing, such as a notch, bump, or guide line down the catheter tube itself, which can be of some help during insertion as well.
After you leave the doctor's office and start using catheters at home on your own, it's natural that you might have some questions or need further assistance. 180 Medical can help. We have trained specialists available to contact during our business hours, and we also offer one-of-a-kind informational booklets about catheterization and even a DVD with step-by-step instructions. We'll do all we can to make this process easy to understand.
Finding the Right Coudé Catheter For You180 Medical offers a variety of the top coudé-tip catheters. Coudé-tip catheter products come in intermittent catheter, hydrophilic catheter, or closed system catheter options. There is no one catheter that works best for everyone. With 180 Medical, you'll have access to the widest selection of the top coudé tip catheters, available from the best manufacturers including ConvaTec's GentleCath line, Bard, Coloplast, Cure, Hollister, Rusch, LoFric, and more!
Contact us today to speak with one of our friendly trained catheter specialists to get started on the road to finding the best catheter for you.
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