Features of Advance Plus Closed System Intermittent Catheter by Hollister
- Touch free protective tip
- Helps protect catheter tip from exposure to bacteria in the initial 15 mm of the urethral opening
- Helps reduce the risk of carrying bacteria up into the urinary system
- Serves as a guide for proper and easy insertion
- User-Regulated gel reservoir
- No additional lubrication required
- Stabilizes catheter for easy insertion and withdrawal
- Ultra-Smooth Catheter Eyelets
- Formed with ultrasonic technology, these intermittent catheter eyelets provide maximum comfort on insertion and removal
- Help to minimize trauma to the urethra
- Latex- and phthalates-free PVC material
- Safe for users with latex-related allergies
- Environmentally responsible
- Gel Reservoir
- It is easy to hold and manipulate
- Allows each person to regulate the amount of gel on the catheter for maximum comfort
- Introducer Tip
- When it is inserted into the urethra, it helps shield the sterile catheter from bacteria that is normally present within the first 15mm of the urethra
- 1500ml Urine Collection Bag with Built-in Handle
- The convenient, easy-to-use urine collection bag allows secure, discreet catheterization
- It clearly defined calibrations allow easy monitoring of volume
- Protective Ring Cap
- Helps maintain sterility of the catheter tip
- Easy to remove and hold even for those having limited dexterity
What to buy with Hollister Advance Plus Straight Tip Intermittent Catheter?
How to use Hollister Advance Plus 16 Inches Closed System Catheter?
- To use the advanced plus intermittent catheter system first gather your supplies:
- The advance plus intermittent catheter system
- Mild soap and water
- some antiseptic cleansing pads or whatever you have been taught to use for cleaning your genital area
- Next, open the packaging for the advance plus intermittent catheter system
- Now wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water
- Dry your hands with a clean towel
- Next, pick up the advance plus intermittent catheter and remove the red ring cap from the tip of the catheter
- Hold the gel reservoir in one hand with your other hand
- Move the tip of the catheter forward until it fills the inside of the introducer tip
- Make sure the tip of the catheter doesn't protrude through the introducer tip
- Set the catheter aside on it's opened packaging taking care not to contaminate the sterile introducer tip
How to use for Advance Plus Catheter for Male?
- Hold your penis in one hand in an upright position if you are not circumcised first pull back your foreskin
- Next clean the glans of your penis and around the opening to your urethra by using soap and water or antiseptic cleansing pads
- Now with your other hand pick up the advance plus intermittent catheter •Insert the introducer tip completely until the base comes into contact with your urethral opening
- Keep the introducer tip in place and if you are not circumcised release your foreskin
- As you advance the catheter through your urethra the length of the catheter becomes lubricated as it passes through the gel reservoir
- If you need additional lubrication simply squeeze the gel reservoir to apply more gel to the catheter
- If you would like more control of the catheters integrated collection bag simply hold the bag by its oversized integrated handle
- Periodically you may need to pull backward on the collection bag to help you advance the catheter into your urethra
- As you pull backward on the bag gently, squeeze the gel reservoir to help prevent the catheter from being withdrawn from your urethra
- The advance plus intermittent catheter is designed to help reduce the risk of urinary tract infections by limiting environmental contamination
- It is thought that the greatest concentration of bacteria in the urethra is found within the first 15 millimeters
- As you advance the catheter its unique introducer tip helps keep the catheter from coming into contact with bacteria and helps prevent bacteria from being pushed through your urethra into your bladder
- You may feel some resistance as the catheter passes through your prostate gland just before entering your bladder
- Try to relax and continue to insert the catheter forward
How to use for Hollister Straight tip Advance Plus Intermittent Catheter for Female?With one hand spread your labia and with your other hand clean around the opening to your urethra with mild soap and water antiseptic cleansing pads or whatever you've been taught to use for cleaning your genital areaNext, while still holding your labia apart pick up the advance plus intermittent catheter with your other handHold the catheter by the gel reservoir and insert the introducer tip into your urethraInsert the introducer tip completely until the base comes into contact with your urethral opening release your labiaAs you advance the catheter through your urethra the catheter length becomes lubricated when it passes through the gel-reservoirSqueeze gel reservoir for more lubricationFor more control of urine bag, simply hold the collection bag by its handleTo insert a catheter into your urethra you may need to pull backward on the urine bag and squeeze the gel reservoir to prevent the catheter from being removed from the urethra Once the catheter is inside your bladder the urine will begin to flowThe urine will flow out of your bladder through the catheter tubing and will collect in the urine collection bagHold the catheter tubing in place until the flow of urine stops then withdraw the catheter slightly about one inch to make sure your bladder has emptied completelyFinally, withdraw the catheter tubingTo empty the collection bag simply tear the bag at the perforation and drain the urine into a toiletNever flush the catheter down a toiletDispose of the catheter properly along with the product packagingFinally, wash your hands with soap and waterWarnings
- To help reduce the potential risk of infection and/or other complications, do not re-use
- Dispose of appropriately after the procedure
- If discomfort or any sign of trauma occurs, discontinue use immediately and consult your healthcare professional
Adavance Plus Catheter FAQ'sQ: Does the gel have any ingredients that could cause allergic reactions?
Hollister Incorporated has undertaken both biocompatibility and latex testing in an effort to reduce any potential risk of an allergic reaction; however, even this extent of testing cannot completely eliminate all possible reactions.Q: Is the gel totally water soluble?
Yes.Q: How much gel is in the gel reservoir? Is it enough for a catheterization?
The French 6-8 size reservoirs hold 2.3 grams of gel while the French size 10-18 reservoirs hold 4.0 grams. All reservoirs have been tested and have been shown to coat the catheters adequately. The French 6-8 size does not contain as much gel as the other sizes due to the smaller catheter surface area. The concept of the gel reservoir is to coat the catheter fully vs. other means of applying lubrication. This process significantly reduces the amount of gel required to ensure the catheter is coated and is easier for the user, as the gel is applied automatically and reduces the risk of spilling.Q: What is the purpose of the gel reservoir?
People have different needs with regard to the amount of gel they need. With the gel reservoir, the users have the possibility to individually regulate the amount of gel.Q: Do the components leave any spots on clothes?
The gel will stain clothing if left untreated. To remove a gel stain, dab or rub with a wet cloth or wash as per instructions on the clothing.Q: Does the catheter leave gel in the urethra?
Some gel can remain in the urethra, although the amount of gel that could remain is insignificant. The gel has been tested for use both on the skin and mucosal tissue and approved for use with no adverse effects identified from testing.Q: What are the advantages of the protective tip?
The protective tip helps to reduce the introduction of bacteria into the urinary system by bypassing the first 15 mm of the distal urethra.Q: What material is used to make the Advance Plus intermittent catheters?
The catheter tubing is made from PVC — polyvinyl chloride.Q: Do Advance Plus intermittent catheters contain phthalates?
No DEHP or any other phthalates are used in the manufacturing of the catheter tubing.
Hollister Advance Plus Closed System Catheter Specifications
|Catheter Length||16 Inches|
|Catheter Tip||Straight Tip|
|Catheter Funnel||Funnel End|
|Catheter French Size||6FR,8FR,10FR,12FR,14FR,16FR,18FR|
|Drainage Eyes||Ultra-Smooth Catheter Eyelets|