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My Personal Experience with Interstitial Cystitis

by admin January 15 2015 15:05
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My name is Trish, and I have worked for 180 Medical for 4 years. I was diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction within the last year. For those of you who are unfamiliar with what this is, Interstitial Cystitis is a chronic painful condition of the bladder.

Many of the customers at 180 Medical also share this same diagnosis with me. While I am not yet at a stage in my condition that requires me to self-cath, I thought I could share some of my own experiences and tips. 

Interstitial Cystitis (IC), also known as painful bladder syndrome (PBS), can often have similar symptoms to a bladder infection. When I initially began to have symptoms, I thought I had a urinary tract infection (UTI) for several weeks in a row. One of my family members has Interstitial Cystitis, so I was already familiar with some of the symptoms. After the second negative urinalysis that showed I did not have a UTI, it became clear that I was possibly dealing with IC.

According to ICAwareness.org, roughly 4 million Americans suffer from IC. interstitial cystitis ic who is affected

Common symptoms of Interstitial Cystitis

  • Pain and pressure in the bladder and pelvic area. Sometimes this is so bad for me personally, I have to sit in a hot bath or hold a heating pad on my pelvis until it calms down.
  • Urgency and frequency of urination, as often as every 10 minutes for some. My IC does get that bad sometimes.
  • Lack of infection/negative cultures, despite exhibiting symptoms of a UTI. I do tend to get kidney infections at times.
  • Spasms and burning
  • Nocturia (urge to urinate at night). Sometimes, during a bad flare-up, I have to go to the bathroom up to 5 times in the middle of the night.
  • Painful sexual intercourse (which can, at times, make the IC worse)
Interstitial Cystitis is a specialized condition, and while it will cause some common symptoms shared by many, the experience can be different between person to person. It's difficult to tell someone else exactly how it feels, because one person may have symptoms that the other doesn't (and vice versa). One person may have mild urgency with no pain, while someone else could have extreme pelvic pain, spasms, burning, and increased frequency of urination. 

Personal Tips for IC

Here are some tips that help me, personally, during an IC flare-up:

  • Soak in a Sitz Bath or warm Epsom Salt bath. 
  • Place a heating pad onto your pelvic area to alleviate pelvic pain.
  • Mix a quarter teaspoon of baking soda into a ½ cup of water, stir, and drink promptly. This calms the bladder. Make sure and check with your doctor if you take other medication.  
  • Eat squash and sweet potatoes during a flare-up. They both help sooth my bladder, as do white potatoes and white rice. Make sure you leave out the black pepper. If you miss lemon flavor, try adding a bit of tarragon, which adds a distinct citrus flavor without the bladder irritation.
  • Drink as much water as possible. Water is the best thing for your body, especially those of us with IC. The spasms and other symptoms will eventually calm down after you flush your bladder.  
  • Drink chamomile or peppermint hot teas. They both have soothing effects on the bladder. 
  • Yoga can also be very relaxing and strengthening for some of the Interstitial Cystitis and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (PFD) symptoms.  
  • When nothing alleviates your symptoms, see your doctor. Do not ever feel like you are an imposition on your doctor or their staff. That is what they are here for.
  • The staff at 180 Medical is always available as well to answer any questions we can.

If you are experiencing symptoms of Interstitial Cystitis, just know you are not alone in your personal journey.



trish

About the Author: 

Trish has worked for 180 Medical for four years as the Nebraska Office Coordinator. She lives in Nebraska with her husband and daughters.



  

Best Practices for Self-Catheterization

by Jessica December 3 2014 17:59
Intermittent catheters are a type of medical device that can be easily used by patients or their caregivers in the comfort of your own home. However, it is technically considered an invasive device, since it enters the body to drain the bladder. Therefore, it must be used properly to be fully effective and not hurt more than it helps. For instance, UTIs (urinary tract infections) are one of the most common side effects of catheter usage, but these infections and other side effects can be avoided just by following some guidelines:


Tips for Self-Cathing

Make an appropriate selection for your needs.
There are a variety of options available, but you and your treating healthcare provider can decide together what kind of catheter may work best for you.

Here are some factors to consider:

  • Size:  To minimize trauma and irritation to your urethra and to maximize urine flow, the correct French size of catheter should be used. Your doctor can work with you to determine what size is most appropriate for your body.
  • Material: Latex catheters were once the most common variety of catheter material, but as increasing numbers of people experience latex allergies, other options such as vinyl and silicone have been created to accommodate for these issues, as well as providing a slightly firmer tube for easier handling.
  • Type:  Intermittent catheters come in a variety of options. Straightcure hydrophilic catheter 180 medical catheters are affordable straight tubes that are manually lubricated and come in coude (curved) insertion tip or rounded straight tip. Your doctor can determine which type of insertion tip works best for your needs. Hydrophilic catheters come ready to lubricate via activation of sterile water, and once activated, they are super slippery for ease of insertion. Closed system catheters come in what are essentially on-the-go kits that allow for sterile and convenient cathing in places like public restrooms. These also often come with an easy introducer tip to help bypass the highest concentrations of bacteria in the first few millimeters of the urethra.

Practice proper technique.

Because a catheter is inserted into the urethra, it has the potential to introduce bacteria into the bladder. To minimize infection risks, catheter insertion should only be performed once you have been made aware of how to do so by a health care professional. Once you are home from your doctor's office, the process of self-cathing may feel a little daunting, but with 180 Medical, you have access to specialists who can walk you through it over the phone, as well as learning materials like our DVD and booklets with step-by-step instructions.


Practice proper hygiene.
Intermittent catheters are considered single-use devices, so they should be used only once and then disposed of. While cleaning and reusing catheters may seem appealing to those who are trying to save a bit on medical supply costs, this practice makes UTIs much more likely. When you use a catheter, it’s nearly impossible to get it clean again, since it’s already been inserted into the body and contaminated by bacteria.

Using catheters once, on the other hand, means you will have a more sterile experience each and every time you self-cath. The chances of bacteria being carried into your urethra on the catheter is minimized significantly. Single use of catheters is safer and recommended by medical professionals.

One of the most important things that you will learn is the necessity of a clean environment when cathing. Make sure to wash your hands thoroughly before starting out. You can also keep some anti-bacterial wipes on hand with you to clean the area before insertion. Other items such as disposable gloves and an underpad to lay your supplies on can be helpful as well.

A Reflection on 20 Years After Todd Brown's Spinal Cord Injury

by Jessica August 20 2014 11:43
20 years after todd brown's spinal cord injury

todd brown founder of 180 medical Today marks a full 20 years that have passed since our founder Todd Brown’s accident, which ultimately led to his idea to create 180 Medical. While it’s not an anniversary we celebrate, we want to take a moment to reflect back on the past twenty years and accentuate the positive outcome after his accident.

Many of you may know by now what an inspiring life Todd has led thus far. From an early age, he was very active and participated in various sports like basketball and track. He grew up around motorcycles. His dad was involved in a sport called motocross, which is a physically-demanding, fast-paced form of motorcycle racing on mostly off-road, closed courses.

“Me and my brother started racing from a very young age,” said Todd, recalling his passion for the sport.

Then in 1994, after graduating college and marrying his wife Annette, a tragic accident during a motocross jump left Todd with a T-7,8 spinal cord injury. He was only 25 years old, and now, he was paralyzed from the waist down. 

While in the hospital, Todd called his closest friends and family to let them know what had occurred. His wife and family rushed to be by his side, and one thing people noticed was that his indomitable spirit had not been dampened.


“He basically said, ‘Well, God put this in front of me and gave me some challenges,’ and it didn’t make a difference to him,” Randy Brown, his brother, said.


Todd knew his life would never be quite the same as it was before his motocross accident that left him paralyzed, but he was determined to persevere.

“I had a business, I had a family, and I was just trying to get out of rehab,” Todd said, recalling those difficult first few months.

Part of the difficulties he faced as a new paraplegic was nearly constant UTIs (urinary tract infections) from cleaning and reusing his red rubber catheters, as he'd been instructed to do while in rehab. The infections were negatively impacting the quality of his life, and on top of that, he had to deal with medical supply companies who didn't seem to understand his condition or care, and he had to deal with frequent trips to the doctor and constant doses of antibiotics due to his UTIs.

Feeling worn down and tired of being sick, Todd knew there had to be a better way.

Despite all of that, the drive to stay active was still inside Todd, so he began doing wheelchair races, and he participated in his first wheelchair marathon just six months after his motocross accident. One day, while attending a wheelchair race, a fellow athlete friend talked to Todd about his issues with frequent UTIs and asked if he’d ever heard of sterile-use catheterization (which is the process of using a catheter one time and then disposing of it, versus reusing after cleaning it) and gave him a closed system catheter to try out.

Todd’s health began to improve, and he realized that, with continued use of the right equipment and the right techniques, his quality of life had done a 180 degree turn back in the right direction. 

It was not long after this that Todd decided he wanted to start a company that would be able to provide the right equipment, great service, and education to anyone who needed catheters and other supplies.

It was a leap of faith, and he and his wife didn’t have much starting out, but Todd was ready to make his dreams a reality, so they started their medical supply company out of their own garage. Todd just knew he could make a difference in others’ lives.

Over those 20 years since Todd’s accident, he has not only started 180 Medical, which is one of the fastest-growing, nationally-accredited providers of sterile use catheters and ostomy supplies, he has also accomplished much more.

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He and his wife are both strong advocates for adoption. He still takes times to visit spinal cord injury patients in rehab, and he will often mentor the newly injured. Even with his continually growing business, he finds time for his family and his passions, like fishing, hand-cycling, snow-skiing, and staying active in his church.

Todd’s story inspires everyone who hears it. He is a driven and kindhearted individual who turned a negative into a positive by working hard to start a successful business, and he achieved his goal of turning lives around through 180 Medical.

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Jessica has worked for 180 Medical for 5 years and currently holds the title of Purchasing & Marketing Coordinator. Her favorite things about 180 Medical are her great co-workers and getting to work for such a fun, caring company.

Todd Brown's Story & the Unique Perspective of 180 Medical

by Jessica April 3 2014 16:31
180 medical founder todd brown's story

After our recent post to assuage fears about catheterization, you may have some more questions or some curiosity about our founder, Todd Brown, and a little more about 180 Medical's unique perspective in the catheter and ostomy supply industry.

Todd's inspiring story begins with his passion for sports and staying active. He grew up playing basketball, participating in track, and most of all, he loved motocross. Motocross is a physically-demanding, fast-paced form of motorcycle racing on mostly off-road, closed courses.

After graduating college, Todd was still actively involved in motocross, and then in 1994, during a daring motocross jump, he had a tragic accident. At only 25 years old, Todd was now a paraplegic with a T-7,8 spinal cord injury.

Adjusting to Life in a Wheelchair

180 medical founder todd brownTodd's life was forever changed that day, and even as friends and family came to visit him in the hospital, he kept a positive attitude about everything as he recovered. His natural tenacious drive to keep going made Todd determined to never give up.

After two months of physical rehabilitation, he went back to work and began navigating life anew in a wheelchair. There were, of course, challenges to get through and overcome.

One of those challenges was dealing with frequent UTIs (urinary tract infections). Todd had only learned how to clean and reuse straight catheters, and this practice may increase the risk of UTIs. This recurrent issue left him feeling fatigued and drained much of the time.

Another difficulty Todd encountered was that the medical supply companies out there didn't seem to have customer service specialists that really cared about what he was going through, nor did they have proper knowledge of the products that might work best for his needs and other people living with spinal cord injuries.

Staying Active With a Spinal Cord Injury

Despite some of the challenges he was encountering at first, Todd knew he wasn't going to let his injury slow him down or hold him back from his passions in life. He got involved with adaptive sports and began wheelchair racing. He participated in his first wheelchair marathon just six months after his accident.

During this time, he met some good friends who were also living with spinal cord injuries. It was life-changing to find a close community of friends who could understand some of the frustrations he was dealing with as a new paraplegic.

Life Begins to Turn Around For the Better

When one of his friends in the wheelchair racing community found out that Todd was washing and reusing catheters, he let him know about sterile use (the practice of an intermittent catheter just one time and then disposing of it properly). He also gave Todd a closed system catheter to try out.

Immediately, Todd experienced the difference of how convenient, comfortable, and hygienic the closed system catheter was compared to his old method of reusing catheters. Once he switched to a catheter that worked for his individual needs and preferences, he began to practice sterile use by only using each catheter one time. Almost right away, his health improved, and the UTIs that had been dragging him down were a thing of the past.

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Todd felt like his quality of life had turned around in a complete 180, and he began to think about what the quality of life might be like for other catheter-users. He realized that, since he had gone so long without knowing about sterile use and the availability of newer technology products like closed systems and hydrophilic catheters, there were surely others out there who were dealing with frequent UTIs and other challenges as he had.

He had experienced firsthand what it was like to deal with companies that treated him like just another number and medical suppliers that didn't understand his needs. That's when he realized he could do something to make a difference for others too. He wanted to create a company that would turn lives around.

The Founding of 180 Medical

Soon after, Todd and his wife, Annette, started a medical supply company out of their garage. He had high goals for this company. As it grew, he made sure that the staff he hired were well-trained and compassionate, and he wanted to make sure he had the best selection of brands available on the market.

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Today, 180 Medical is one of the fastest-growing, nationally-accredited providers of sterile-use intermittent catheters, related urological supplies, and ostomy supplies, and we're known for our compassionate, well-trained staff as well as our dedication to offering our customers a top-quality service experience. 

You may enjoy this video, where you can meet Todd and hear his amazing story firsthand.




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UTI Facts: Preventative Care and Management

by Catheter Experts March 25 2014 08:52
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are incredibly common and result in millions of visits to doctor's offices every year. At 180 Medical, many of us not only have first-hand experience with urinary tract infection; we also frequently talked to customers who have trouble with recurrent UTIs.

One of our goals at 180 Medical is to provide you with the information you need to succeed in turning your health and life around, so we’ve prepared this educational infographic, which should give you a bit more information about Urinary Tract Infections, what they are exactly, what symptoms are, and some basic prevention and care tips.


If you are currently experiencing what you believe to be a Urinary Tract Infection, contact your healthcare professional to schedule an appointment as soon as possible so that they can treat you appropriately.

If you currently use catheters and are experiencing recurrent UTIs, please give one of our trained specialists a call at 1-877-688-2729, and they can discuss your options for products which may help to reduce the risk of recurrence of UTIs.
  

8 Frequently Asked Questions About Catheters

by Catheter Experts March 10 2014 13:41
Urinary incontinence is unfortunately a common issue among many today. There are several men, women and children who are affected by it and their physical and social well-being are often impacted. Fortunately, with self-catheterization, you can safely and effectively control your bladder and reduce the likelihood of bladder and kidney infections.

To help you better understand catheters, we've examined the eight most frequently asked questions about catheters, along with answers.

1. What is a catheter?

A catheter is a small rubber or plastic tube that is placed in your bladder to drain your urine. Catheters are available in a number of different sizes, styles and materials. You will need to do some experimenting to determine which kind works best.

2. How does it work?

Self-catheterization only takes a few minutes and is rather easy. Make sure to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water, and you may use clean disposal gloves if you prefer. Lubricate the tube with a water-soluble lubricant and carefully insert it into the urethra. Once the tube reaches the bladder, the urine should begin flowing through the catheter naturally. When it stops flowing, slowly remove the catheter. If it's your first time, you may want to ask your doctor to show you how to use it. After some practice, it will get easier.

3. Why do I need one?

A catheter is necessary if your bladder cannot hold all of your urine or you cannot empty your bladder completely. The catheter helps to drain and empty your bladder.

4. How long does it take to empty my bladder with a catheter?

This will ultimately depend on the diameter of the catheter and how much urine you need to release. Typically, a few seconds to a minute is the average time.

5. How will I know if it has entered my bladder?

Typically, once the catheter has entered your bladder, urine should begin to flow out of the catheter, which will continue until your bladder is fully empty.

6. When can I remove it?

You can remove the catheter once the flow of urine has stopped.

7. How often can I use a catheter?

Usually catheters are used infrequently, but it is OK to use them more regularly. This will depend upon your individual health needs. You may want to speak to your doctor if you're unsure.

8. Are there complications involved in using a catheter?

You may feel a slight burning sensation after removing the catheter, but this will pass with time and use. The more practice you have in using a catheter, the more comfortable it will become. There may also be an increased risk of Urinary Tract Infections, as well. If you encounter any symptoms of a UTI such as consistent burning in the urethra, feeling an urge to urinate more frequently than usual, fever, or cloudy urine, consult your doctor. You can reduce the risk of UTIs by using your catheter one time only.


Please note that this is intended to provide a general understanding of urinary catheters. It should not be used in place of a visit, call, or consultation with a physician or other health care provider. Please let us know if you have any questions, we'd be happy to help.
   
 

Things Your Child Should Know About Self-Catheterization

by Catheter Experts February 21 2014 14:50

If your child has a condition that requires intermittent catheterization, there will come a point in time when they may need to learn how to self-cath in order to gain some independence. Your occupational therapist and/or doctor will test your child to see if they're ready to start cathing on their own. In general, they'll most likely examine their hand skills, vision, and ability to follow directions. Additionally, they will ask your child to do it themselves while in the presence of a nurse or doctor to make sure they are doing it correctly. If all goes well, your child can start cathing all on their own now!

Here are a few helpful tips for any young person new to self-catheterization:

  • Have your supplies ready to go. The first step in self-cathing is having the right equipment and supplies. Depending on the type of intermittent catheter you will be using, you may need some additional supplies on hand, such as lubricant, clean water source and soap or antiseptic wipes, sterile gloves, etc. If you are not nearby a toilet, you will also need a container to store your urine until you can dispose of it. A closed system catheter or a catheter with an insertion supplies kit are both great options to keep your cathing experience sterile, discreet, and convenient, no matter where you travel. For your little ones who are heading off to school on their own, having an all-in-one kit can make a big difference.

  • Keep the process as hygienic and sterile as possible. As discussed above, it's helpful to use supplies that are discreet and convenient and play a big role in keeping your self-catheterization experience hygienic. Washing your hands with soap and water before cathing and wearing sterile gloves can go far in helping to reduce the risk of infection. Using a "touchless" closed system catheter with an insertion tip can also greatly reduce the risk of recurrence of UTIs. Give us a call to discuss your product options!

  • Watch out for the signs and symptoms of UTIs (Urinary Tract Infections). Especially when you first start cathing and are still learning the process of how to properly cath, it's important to keep an eye out for any symptoms of UTIs. Be sure to only use your catheters once and then dispose of them. If there is any pain, burning, consistent urge to void, blood in urine, or if you've experiencing a fever, contact your doctor.

  • Relax. It might be worrisome or even a stressful idea for some that self-cathing will be a part of one's daily life, but just know that it does get easier with time. You might be surprised to know just how many people, even people you know, self-cath every day. Remember that if you're tense, it may be tougher to insert your catheter. Parents, you can take a helpful role by easing your child's fears by talking to them about cathing. Teach them to relax through various breathing techniques. Sometimes coughing can help loosen the muscles to allow an easier insertion. Remember, if you run into any pain or difficulty with inserting the catheter, don't force it. Just call your doctor, and they can advise you best on what to do.

  • Join 180 Medical's Kids Club. The 180 Medical Kids Club was created to ease the fears of families just like yours that have been told your child needs to catheterize. We'll help you and your child adjust to this new way of life with one-of-a-kind educational materials and fun activities for your child. It's as simple as a quick sign-up online!

In addition, we recommend looking into our 180 Medical How To Cath DVDs, as well as our online cathing instructions

Contact us today to learn more about our resources available for your child!

Medicare Guidelines for Catheters

by admin April 9 2013 15:28
medicare guidelines for catheters

**UPDATED: October 3, 2017
Medicare has specific guidelines for covering urological supplies such as intermittent catheters, which are in place to protect you, your doctor's office or other prescribing facility, as well as the supplier. This ensures that everyone follows the proper standards. As a fully ACHC-accredited supplier, 180 Medical follows all insurance guidelines, and we thought it might be helpful for you to know more about what the Medicare guidelines are for catheter coverage. 


PDF: Documentation Requirements for Catheters

Medicare will cover intermittent catheters for one-time, sterile-use catheterization for up to 200 straight catheter and an individual packet of lubricant per month (every 30 days), based upon need. This, however, does require proper documentation in the prescribing doctor's notes to match the plan of care/prescription. These notes are typically referred to as PDF, and it stands for what must be included: the permanence of the condition, the diagnosis, and the frequency of cathing per day or per week, etc.

Permanence
Note stating that the condition for using catheters is a permanent condition. If the medical record indicates the condition is of long-term and indefinite duration (at least 3 months), the test of permanence is considered met.

Diagnosis
Approved ICD-10 diagnosis codes:
  1. Retention of Urine R33.9
  2. Incomplete Bladder Emptying R39.14
  3. Other Specified Retention of Urine R33.8
  4. Urinary Incontinence R32
  5. Urge Incontinence N39.41

Frequencydoctors notes for medicare
There must be information listing the number of times the patient is cathing per day/week/month, and this must match the frequency listed on the plan of care. The plan of care must match the doctor’s notes as to number of catheters needed, frequency, diagnosis, and duration.

Any additional notes in the records (Progress Notes) relating to the following information are helpful: 
  1. Duration of the patient’s condition
  2. Clinical course
  3. Prognosis
  4. Nature and extent of functional limitations
  5. Other therapeutic interventions and results
  6. Past experience with related items
  7. Anything else that might provide information on a patient's use of catheters

Coudé Catheter Justification

The prescribing doctor must make notate in the progress notes, along with the PDF (as discussed above), stating why a straight catheter is not sufficient for use and justification as to why a patient requires the use of a coudé tip catheter for catheterization.


Justification for Advanced Products

advanced product example closed system cathetersIn order for Medicare to cover advanced products such as closed system catheters or hydrophilic catheters with insertion supply kits, for example, additional documentation is required as well.

You must have had two UTIs (Urinary Tract Infections) documented at your doctor's office while you were practicing sterile use of intermittent catheters and sterile lubrication packets within a twelve-month period of one another, and there must be documented concurrent symptoms at the time each UTI was documented.

Examples of Accepted & Documented Concurrent Symptoms:
  • Fever greater than 100.4 F
  • Systemic leukocytosis (abnormal increase in the number of circulating white blood cells in the CBC/complete blood count)
  • Change in urgency, frequency, or incontinence
  • Sweating, bradycardia, blood pressure elevation
  • Prostatitis, epididymitis, orchitis
  • Increased muscle spasms
  • Documented pyuria (greater than 5 white blood cells (WBCs) in Urine

There are a few exceptions to this guideline requiring proof of UTIs, if:
  • Patient resides in a nursing home/facility as their primary residence
  • Documented chronic use of immunosuppressant drugs post-transplant
  • Documented chemotherapy
  • Documented HIV or AIDS
  • Documented drug-induced state, such as chronic oral corticosteroid use
  • Documented radiologically vesico-urethral reflux while on sterile intermittent catheters
  • Documented spinal cord-injured, pregnant female with neurogenic bladder (covered for duration of pregnancy only)

Have more questions about how your insurance will cover your intermittent catheter products and related urological supplies? Our friendly, trained customer specialists are happy to help you, so feel free to contact us during our regular business hours. 

For more information, visit the Medicare website.

The Convenience and Variety of Catheter Kits from 180 Medical

by Catheter Experts October 10 2012 16:22
At 180 Medical, we offer complete catheter kits for the needs of all types of medical patients. From pediatric kits to female and male kits in a range of lengths, we have the right product to serve all of your urinary catheter needs. Our website makes it easy for you to find just what you are looking for, including catheter kits made by specific manufacturers as well as catheter kits by type and length.    

Types of Catheter Kits  

When you need complete catheter kits, we have a wide range of options from which you may choose. If the ordering physician has requested that you use a catheter kit produced by a specific manufacturer, we carry the nation's leading brands, including Apogee, Bard, Coloplast, Hollister, Cure, Medicath and Rusch. Our kit types include hydrophilic, closed system, and intermittent straight. When you need a catheter kit of a specific length, we offer pediatric kits for your child as well as male and female sized kits for yourself or family members.  

 Kit Components  

Our catheter kits include components such as a prep pad, BZK wipe, collection bag, drape, lubricating jelly, and sterile gloves. This promotes an infection-free insertion to protect you from becoming ill.  

Benefits of Catheter Kits  

Our catheter kits protect you from developing harmful urinary tract infections, C. difficile infections, and other complications of catheter use. Complete catheter kits offer a better level of hygiene compared to the purchase of separate catheter components. Each kit is individually sealed for your protection and safety. We only sell the best catheter kits in the industry so that you can enjoy the highest quality of home care for your specific medical condition.  

At 180 Medical, we take pride in bringing you some of the best catheter kits in the medical supply field.
   

Reeve Foundation Shares Todd Brown's Success Story

by kier January 10 2012 10:56
Last August the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation chose our Founder & CEO, Todd Brown, as their next success story highlighting lives of those with paralysis who have risen above the struggles. The series includes videos on other inspirational people like Jesse Billauer from Life Rolls On, Scott Chesney, and Bob Yant from Cure Medical - just to name a few. View the video below which tells about how Todd was injured and how he and his family adjusted to his new life in a wheelchair.


View the blog post about the video shoot from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation blog here.
     

180 Medical is one of America's fastest growing nationally accredited providers of sterile-use catheters, urologic, and disposable medical supplies. 180 Medical is used as a referral source for some of the top rehabilitation facilities, pediatric hospitals and urologists in the world because of their extensive knowledge and customer care. The company has offices across the country and their products are covered by thousands of health plans, insurance networks, and state Medicaid programs.