Catheter Supplies

Choosing the right catheter product can be a difficult task. Therefore, Vitality Medical has made selecting the best catheter a more straightforward process. Click on any of the links below for detailed information and explanatory infographics about catheter types and sizes to help you choose the best options.

Selecting a urinary catheter includes the following considerations: catheter type, catheter size, catheter tips, and the risk of urinary tract infections (UTI). The construction of catheters consists of thin plastic, vinyl, silicone, or rubber materials. The purpose of a urinary catheter is to remove fluids from the bladder. Catheterization is the process of safe and effective catheter insertion. The manufacture of catheters is in widths measured in French sizes and lengths, usually designated in inches or centimeters. This online catheter store has a wide selection of the most commonly used urinary catheter types, including External Catheters, Intermittent Catheters, and Foley Catheters. Vitality Medical offers a wide variety of catheter supplies to help meet individual needs.

Types of Catheter Products and Supplies

External Catheters are male catheters that enclose the penis to contain escaping urine. External Catheters are usually made of latex or silicone and are sometimes referred to as Condom Catheters, because of the way they wrap around the penis instead of entering the urethra.

Intermittent Catheters are inserted into the bladder through the urethra for draining urine. They are usually removed when draining is completed.

Foley Catheters are similar to an intermittent catheter but have an added feature of a balloon device on the internal end of the catheter to hold the catheter in place. Foley Catheters usually drain into a urinary leg bag or bedside drainage bag. Intermittent and Foley catheters are available with several different catheter tips, including Coude, Straight, Olive and the new Introducer tips.

Touchless Catheters are intermittent catheters used as part of a closed system for sterility. Inserting catheters is made easier with sterile catheter lubricants.

Urinary Catheter Types & Catheter Selection Guide

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