180 Medical is dedicated to offering the best possible
products to fit your urological needs and to you unique lifestyle. Closed
system catheter kits allow for less mess, simplifies disposal, and reduces the risk of
cross-contamination. Cross-contamination occurs when the tip of the catheter
touches the outside of the urethra, moving the bacteria into the bladder.
One popular closed system catheter on the market is the Bard Touchless Closed System.
The Bard Touchless Kit has everything you need to cath in one package. The
pre-lubricated catheter has a patented finger guide, a 1,100cc collection
chamber with built-in sample/drainage port, one pair of gloves, povidone iodine
swabs, and an under-pad.
Bypasses the first few mm of the urethra, which keeps the patient from moving bacteria up from the urethra to
patient to measure, for the patient to move the catheter up the urethra without
touching it, the catheter is also never exposed to anything other than a sterile
bag and the urethra.
the cathing procedure sterile.
Allows for instant cathing, and no messing with manually
is longer than the other closed systems to allow the bag to rest on the floor
while being filled.
Allows you a place to hold onto the catheter to help keep it from falling back
into the bag.
How to use:
patient inserts the introducer tip into the urethra and advances the catheter
through the bag. They can pull the catheter out of the bag, when done cathing
to dump the urine or they may rip the bag to empty it.
A few words from our
founder, Todd Brown:
“My life improved drastically as I began to use a Closed
System Catheter Kit. The freedom this product afforded me alone was worth the
transition. I could now cath anywhere I had privacy, whether that be a
restroom, a private room, or even my vehicle, if need be.”
Contact one of our catheter specialists today (877-688-2729) to find out more about closed system catheters to determine if they would be a good fit for you.
About the Author:
Trish Eklund has worked for 180 Medical
for almost three
years, as the Nebraska Office Coordinator. She lives in Nebraska, with her husband and daughters.
She is a feature writer for www.bigblendedfamily.com