Straight and Coudé Tip Catheters
180 Medical carries a complete selection of straight and coudé tip catheters in a wide variety of sizes and materials (latex, silicone, red rubber, and antibacterial).
Intermittent straight catheters are often considered the original technology and sometimes the best option for customers who are either uninsured or under-insured as they can be purchased rather inexpensively. These catheters require manual lubrication prior to insertion. Straight catheters may require extension tubes for those who use wheelchairs or have difficulty making transfers.
Catheter Lengths & Catheter Sizes
Catheters come in three length options: male, female, and pediatric.
Catheter sizes are determined by French (Fr) size. The French size refers to the diameter of the catheter.
How to Lubricate a Catheter
There are different ways to lubricate a catheter. The first option is to tear off both ends of the lubricant packet and slide the catheter back and forth through the packet (as shown below).
Another option is to tear off the top of the packet (or use a tube of lubricant) and squeeze lubricant all along the catheter. Make sure to use a water-soluble lubricant.
When you order catheters from 180 Medical, your satisfaction is guaranteed. We deliver superior service and we stand behind it. If you are a catheter user but have never discussed your ideal choices for catheters with someone, please give us a call at 1-877-688-2729. Your health is too important to risk not using the right catheter product.