Closed system catheters are self-contained catheter systems comprising a sterile, pre-lubricated catheter within a collection bag. This eliminates the need to hook the catheter tubing to a urinary drainage bag thus minimizing risks of bacterial infections and reducing time spent on maintenance of a separate drainage bag. Closed system catheters are ready for use once out of the packaging. Closed system catheters require minimum handling and can be inserted without actually touching the tube. Hence it is also referred to as “touchless”. We offer a wide range of closed system catheters with varying features and options to choose from.
Most catheters in the closed system have a soft introducer tip at one end. This tip keeps the pre-lubricated catheter protected from bacterial infection during insertion because the first few millimeters of the urethra have the most bacteria. The introducer tip is a sheath made of silicone and around 5/8th of an inch in length. This tip goes in first into the urethra and the catheter goes through it into the bladder thus avoiding touching the urethra.
There are multiple brands of closed system catheters which are available in varying sizes and styles at HPFY. You can buy straight tip closed system catheters, coude tip closed system catheters, tapered tip closed system catheters, olive tip closed system catheters, red rubber closed system catheters, and much more. Take your pick from the variety we have here. Find catheter kits for sale from top brands including Rusch, Self-Cath, and Touchless, to name a few.
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A closed system catheter is a self-contained, pre-lubricated and sterile catheter that includes an attached collection bag. During insertion, the user does not need to pull out and handle the catheter thus exposing it to bacteria but has to merely advance the tubing out of the bag and glide it into the urethra till it reaches the bladder.
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During catheter insertion, the introducer tip bypasses the initial few millimeters of the urethra where maximum number of bacteria reside. The introducer tip takes the catheter through the urethra and into the bladder without allowing it to be exposed to harmful elements thus reducing the risk of infection.
Closed system catheters provide extra protection from bacterial infections, etc., and make for easy catheterization because of the attached urinary bag. They are ideal for patients who are wheel chair-bound or have limited mobility. The attached urinary bag rules out the hassle of attaching a bag to the catheter tubing for those who are always on the go.