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Urological disorders can affect both males and females, irrespective of age. And to overcome the associated difficulties, urological supplies are essential. These products are designed to help in the safe functioning of the urinary system. Urinary catheters allow for easy catheterization when the user is not able to empty the bladder by himself/herself. They can also be used in case of incontinence and urinary retention. Drainage bags are used in cojunction with catheters to store the urine drawn out from the bladder, thereby eliminating the requirement of frequent visits to bathroom. They are helpful to both bed-ridden patients and to people with active lifestyle. Bedside drainage bags are usually recommended for people restricted to bed and leg bags for people with an active lifestyle.

All items are made by top and established manufacturers some of which are Coloplast, Covidien, Bard Inc, Medline Industries, Urocare and Hollister. They are made up of high-quality material and are safe and reliable to use. Check out the vast range of external or condom catheters, intermittent catheters, Foley catheters, all types of drainage bags like leg bags and bedside bags, pessaries, irrigation trays and drainage systems, tubing, enema supplies and more.

Types of Urinary Catheters

There are basically four types of urinary catheters, namely, external catheters, intermittent catheters, Foley catheters, closed system catheters, etc.

External or Condom Catheters

External or condom catheter is designed to be used by the male only. It is ideal for those who do not require invasive catheterization and their purpose is served with an external device. These are shaped like a condom and designed to slip over the user’s penis. The device is then connected to a urinary bag for collection of the urine which flows from the urinary bladder through the urethra. It is quite often preferred by men because it is easy to use.

External catheters from Coloplast, Hollister, Urocare and Rochester Medical are examples of quality products which are made of skin-friendly material and designed to give the best possible security. For the latex-sensitive, skin irritation is kept to the minimum with silicone devices.

Intermittent Catheters

Intermittent catheters are for use only when required. They are bought by those who do not need 24-hour catheterization. Either its requirement is for the short-term while the user is recuperating after a surgery. Or it could involve catheter-based management of the urinary bladder for life. So during intermittent catheterization, catheter tubing is inserted into the urinary bladder through the urethra and the accumulated urine is allowed to drain out. The catheter is pulled out after the bladder is empty. The process is repeated when required and can be performed by the user or a caregiver at home.

Intermittent catheters provide less risk of UTIs (urinary tract infection). You will find a whole variety in intermittent catheters with different tips and styles or a combination of both. There are straight tip catheters, hydrophilic catheters, coude tip catheters, PVC catheters, red rubber catheters, silicone catheters, funnel end catheters, round tip catheters, lubricath catheters, olive tip catheters and more.

Bard Bardia’s Red Rubber All Purpose Intermittent Latex Urethral Catheter and Rusch Robinson And Nelaton All Purpose Red Rubber Latex Intermittent Catheter are popular buys in this category for those looking for extra firmness with red latex.

Foley Catheters

Foley catheters, also known as indwelling urinary catheters are bought by those who need continuous catheterization. This type of a catheter is inserted into the urinary bladder of the user and allowed to remain there for some days till it is time to change or remove completely. It is made from silicone rubber or natural rubber and has two lumens or channels running along its length. One lumen is the drainable port and its opening is inserted into a urine collection bag. The other lumen has a valve at one end and a balloon at the other end. Sterile water is injected through the valve into the balloon once the catheter is placed inside the bladder. The balloon inflates and holds the tubing in place.

There are several Foley catheter brands which are established names in the industry. It is always advisable to buy your urology supplies from established manufacturers so you can be sure the product you are using is reliable and safe. Some of the best selling brands we sell are Bard Bardex, Kendall, Rusch, Cysto-Care and Lubricath.

Suprapubic catheters involve placing a catheter into the bladder but through a cut made in the lower abdomen, just above the pubic bone. This procedure is done for those with damaged bladder or urethra or who are suffering from nerve damage.

Closed System Catheters

When selecting your catheter consider looking at Closed System Catheters. These are a type of an integrated catheter system which has the tubing connected to the urinary collection bag. This allows for touchless catheterization and hence, reduces the risk of UTIs and cross-contamination because the system remains sterile. It is self-contained with a pre-lubricated catheter within a collection bag. A closed system catheter allows for safe, simple catheterization. Its introducer tip shields the catheter and allows it to bypass the initial part of the urethra which is most infested with urinary tract bacteria.

Leading manufacturers like Coloplast, Teleflex Inc, Hollister, Bard, Peco Medical and Cure Medical make quality closed system catheters with user-friendly designs and features. People with limited dexterity because of spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, diabetes and spina fida will find this type useful. There are multiple types available including straight tip or coude tip and in all French sizes. You can buy for pediatric sizes or different male and female lengths.

Urinary Drainage Bags

There are varying types of drainage bags, too. Without one, catheterization is incomplete. It is always recommended to drain the urine through a Foley catheter or external male catheter into a good quality drainage bag. This ensures hygiene and safety. You are assured of not exposing the other end of the tubing to an unhygienic environment.

The drainage bags are durable and cost-effective. Important feature is the anti-reflux drip chamber which prevents backflow of urine. There are different volume capacities and so depending on your emptying-out frequency you can decide which best suit your needs. All bags are designed to be discreet and secure and for all types of users – wheelchair-bound or ambulatory, children or adults. Choosing a bag will depend on your needs. Select from leg bags, bedside bags and urine pouches.

Urinary Leg Bags

Users with an active lifestyle and always on the move should consider buying a leg bag. They are specially designed for day-time users. Urinary leg bags are to be attached to the leg of the user allowing total freedom of movement. They cling to the contour of the leg and remain unnoticeable under clothing.

These items are reliable and made of heavy duty vinyl for extended wear. They are leak resistant and provide protection from odor. The graduated markings allow the caregiver to keep an eye on the urine output. Two strong straps are attached to the bag for securing to the leg. Use-types include reusable and disposable.

Top brands like Kendall, Dispoz-A-Bag, Conveen, AMSure and Elite are behind quality leg bags. You can also select the type of straps you need to go with your leg bag. Available are fabric straps, latex straps, cloth bands, velcro straps, sport leg bag straps, foam straps and straps with button closures.

Bedside Drainage Bags

Bedside bags, like the name suggests, are drainage bags designed to be hung by the bed. They are ideal for night-time users. Volume capacity of bedside drainage bags is large so that the user does not has to get up in the night to empty out the bag. Hooks and string allow the bags to be tied to and hung by the bed rail securely. They can be used 24 hours allowing the user to sleep comfortably through the night.

Unique features of bedside drainage bag include:
  • Twist Turn Drain port
  • Anti-reflux valve prevents urine backflow
  • Rounded, teardrop shape ensures efficient drainage
  • Flip Flo valve allows for quick emptying out
  • Safety flow outlet device prevents splashing when emptying the bag
  • Bacteriostatic collection system impregnated with antimicrobial agent resists pathogens associated with CAUTIs
  • Flocked backing provides discretion Slide-Tap drainage port allows ease of use
  • Splashguard II drain spout prevents urine backsplash

Urinary Catheterization Equipment

Insertion and irrigation trays are packaged with the necessary elements to assist in catheterization. For example, the AMSure catheterization tray features 1000ml outer basin tray, waterproof drape, fenestrated drape, vinyl gloves, iodine swabsticks, lubricating jelly and a specimen container. Some trays, like the one from Bard, contain a silicone Foley catheter attached to a drainage bag along with a URO-PREP tray to assist in aseptic catheter insertion.

The tray usually contains:
  • Syringe with sterile water to inflate the balloon
  • Sterile specimen container
  • Sterile catheter, latex or silicone
  • Catheter-secure device or adhesive tape
  • Urinary drainage bag
  • Medicated lubricant 
  • Sterile water
  • Swabsticks, gloves, drape, etc.

Also find a selection of urinals and bedpans designed for those who are unable to visit the toilet independently. The range includes high quality and handy urine specimen collection bags and containers, midstream collection systems, kidney stone strainers and disposable urine bags.

Catheter accessories section has lubricating jelly, straps and holders, clamps and plug, adaptors and dilators and more while drainage bag accessories includes bag holders and hangers, bag straps, drainage bottles, drain valves, etc.

Reading up on the products which you are planning to buy helps you understand your purchase better and allows you to make an informed choice.