Category Archives: Catheterization

5 Self-Catheterization Mistakes and What You Can Do to Live Pain Free

Apprehension when learning to use a catheter is normal, pain is not. Learn to live pain free with your catheter and try free samples of Patient Care Medical’s top recommendations provided in this post. 1. Choosing the Wrong Catheter When drainage eyelets – the small holes near the catheter’s insertion tip – are rough around […]

Resources for Cathing Your Child

At Patient Care Medical, our Pediatric Care Department aims to ease the fears of families like yours that have been told your child needs to catheterize. We will help you adjust to this new way of life with one-of-a-kind educational materials and fun activities for your child. Through our Pediatric Care materials, children can learn […]

5 Ways to Reduce UTI’s

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the second most common infection in the body, and in some cases, it can lead to serious problems if left untreated or not recognized. Urinary tract infections are most commonly an infection in the bladder, a part of the urinary system that stores urine until it is ready to exit […]

Catheterization for Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal Cord and Spinal Injuries The spinal cord is located within the spinal column and has two basic functions. It can act as a nerve center and can work without the brain. The spinal cord carries sensory impulses to the brain and motor impulses from the brain. The fibers of the sensory root carry stimulations […]

The Risks of Reusing Catheters

As in other cases with reusing single-use devices, reusing catheters that have already been used once or multiple times comes with risks and dangers to health and safety for any individual. Sterile catheters are classified as single-use devices (SUD). The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) states that a single-use device, also referred to as a […]