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What Is a Closed System Catheter?

What is a closed system catheter? Closed system catheters are pre-lubricated and housed inside their own urine collection bags to facilitate no-touch catheterization.

illustration of a closed system catheter

This not only helps prevent UTIs, but it’s also convenient for frequent travelers and folks who use wheelchairs.

Closed system catheters come in a wide variety of styles and brands. Many come with insertion supplies included, such as gloves, an underpad, and antiseptic swabs or wipes. Some brands even include a convenient bag for discreet disposal.

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