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How to Apply a Male External Catheter

Posted by on August 15, 2012 under Very Urological | Be the First to Comment

Mentor-Coloplast Clear Advantage External Catheter

Prepare Skin: The skin should be dry and clean, as well as free from lotion or moisturizers.  Trim the area of pubic hair and use a protectant wipe to clean the area if necessary.

Catheter Size: Use a sizing guide to measure the circumference and length to determine the correct size of the external catheter needed.  Four common circumference sizes are available in standard length condom catheters, sport length condom catheters, and long length catheters.

Apply Catheter: Place the catheter on the head of the penis, keeping 1/4″ – 3/4″ gap between the penis and outlet tube.  Hold the catheter in place with one hand, while gently unrolling the catheter towards the base of the penis.  Gently squeeze the catheter around the shaft of the penis for a few seconds to ensure adhesion.  Additional adhesive maybe necessary.

 Leg Bag or Urine Drainage Bag: Connect the catheter to the urine collection system by inserting the plastic connector of the tubing into the full length of the catheter tip.

Removal:  External male catheters should be changed daily, including a thorough skin inspection to ensure skin integrity.  To remove, detach the catheter from the urine collection system.  Carefully roll the catheter off.  If needed, use warm water or adhesive remover to aid in the removal process.  Wash skin thoroughly with warm water and soap.  Dry skin thoroughly, inspect and then re-apply new catheter.

Choosing A Male External Catheter

Posted by on April 6, 2012 under Very Urological | Be the First to Comment

It’s a common practice among new male external catheter users to try several styles before getting comfortable and settling into a preferred brand.

At TotalHomeCareSupplies.com, we make it easy and affordable for people to try several styles to find the best option. Male external catheters are priced just under $2 each.

Popular male external cathether manufacturers include Coloplast Mentor, Hollister, Kendall and Teleflex Rusch.

Most popular male external catheter brands include:

  • Clear Advantage | This clear, silicone one piece male external catheter is designed for maximum wear time and easy visual inspection of the skin. Hypoallergenic and latex free.
  • Freedom Clear | Clear material allows for easy inspection of the skin and self-adhering feature.  A comfortable choice offering the highest level of breathability for the skin. Latex free. Also available in long seal (LS) for a longer length adhesive seal on a thin sheath with kink-resistant nozzle.
  • Gizmo | Interesting name, great product. This soft, natural latex catheter has a single side adhesive strip, to avoid adhesive touching the skin. Twistproof with a reinforced funnel end.

Along with male external catheters, tubing and drainage bags are essential. TotalHomeCareSupplies.com is a one stop shop for all your urological accessories, all at economical prices and the convenience of online ordering, 24/7.