Medline DYND10702 Clear Vinyl Intermittent Catheter
Experience comfort and ease with the Medline DYND10702 Clear Vinyl Intermittent Catheter. Made with care and precision, these catheters offer a wide selection of materials, configurations, and French sizes to cater to your specific needs. Whether you require a female, pediatric, or universal length, we have you covered.
The catheter features a smooth tip for easy insertion and maximum comfort. Its staggered eyes ensure optimal flow, while the funnel end allows for ease of handling. With color coding to indicate the French size, you can quickly identify the right catheter for your requirements. Rest assured, our catheters are packaged sterile to ensure your safety.
Medline DYND10702 Clear Vinyl Intermittent Catheters are suitable for both male and female catheterization, providing convenience and versatility. They are not made with natural rubber latex, making them suitable for individuals with latex allergies.
Female Self-Catheterization Steps:
- If you are not over a toilet, have a container ready to drain urine into.
- Wash hands with soap and water.
- Wash or use a disposable wet wipe to cleanse the genitals (from front to back).
- For a hydrophilic coated catheter, soak the catheter according to the manufacturer’s instructions. For an uncoated catheter, apply lubrication jelly to the first 3 inches (8cm) of the catheter.
- Choose a comfortable position (squatting, sitting on a toilet, standing with one foot on the toilet seat, or lying down with knees bent).
- With one hand, spread the labia and find the urethral opening. Initially, a mirror can be helpful. With practice, you should be able to find the urethral opening by touch.
- Slowly guide the lubricated catheter into the urethra without touching the part of the catheter that is entering the body.
- Continue to slide the catheter slowly and smoothly until urine begins to flow; this will happen when about 3 inches of the catheter have been inserted. If you feel resistance, hold firm, gentle, steady pressure; you can also cough or take a few slow, deep breaths. The muscles should relax, allowing the catheter to pass. Relax and let the urine flow from your bladder into the toilet or container.
- When urine stops flowing, slowly and gently remove the catheter. Note that additional urine may drain as you are taking out the catheter.
- With toilet paper or a fresh cleansing cloth, wipe front to back.
- Dispose of the catheter and any packaging.
- Wash hands with soap and water.
Hesitant about Intermittent Self-Catheterization?
Is it difficult to do? Intermittent catheterization (IC) is really easy to learn. It may feel awkward at first, just like any new activity does. But with a little practice, self-cathing will quickly become routine.
Will it hurt? Intermittent catheterization may feel different or a little uncomfortable at first, but it should not be painful.
How will I know what catheter to use and how to use it? Your healthcare provider will help you find the proper catheter to fit you physically and teach you how to use it. Medline offers a range of catheters designed to match different physical needs and lifestyles.
What if I have trouble inserting or removing the catheter? Most problems are related to tensing up your muscles. Coughing or taking a few slow deep breaths can help your muscles relax and the catheter to pass. If you continue experiencing problems, talk to your healthcare provider. You may need a different size or type of catheter.
Are there any complications associated with intermittent catheterization? The best way to minimize any potential problems is to make sure that you are using the correct catheter, following proper technique, and catheterizing as frequently as your doctor prescribed.
Device Characteristics of Medline DYND10702 Clear Vinyl Intermittent Catheter
- What MRI safety information does the labeling contain? Labeling does not contain MRI Safety Information
- Device required to be labeled as containing natural rubber latex or dry natural rubber (21 CFR 801.437): No
- Device labeled as “Not made with natural rubber latex”: Yes
- For Single-Use: Yes
- Prescription Use (Rx): Yes
- Over the Counter (OTC): No
- Kit: No
- Combination Product: No
- Human Cell, Tissue or Cellular or Tissue-Based Product (HCT/P): No