Category Archives: Catheters

Tips for Traveling with Catheters

With the holidays quickly approaching, you may be wondering how your catheters may impact travel plans. With the right planning and preparation, traveling with your catheter will be the last thing to stress about this holiday season. By following Patient Care Medical’s four simple tips, you will never have to worry about traveling with your […]

3 Reasons You Should Use an Intermittent Catheter

According to a 2017 industry report, at least one third of men and women between the ages of 30 and 70 struggle with bladder control, affecting 200 million people worldwide. Intermittent catheters are a great solution to help individuals struggling with urinary problems. You simply insert the catheter into the urethra, guide the tube into […]

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 […]

Does My Insurance Cover Catheters?

Without health insurance, single-use medical supplies, such as intermittent catheters, can be expensive. If your doctor has recommended intermittent catheterization, you may be concerned about how you’re going to afford catheters. Luckily, your health insurance plan may be able to cover a portion or the entire cost of your catheters and catheter supplies. To learn […]

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 […]

What is a urinary catheter?

Catheters are thin, hollow tubes that certain people use who need help with urinary leakage, have problems urinating, have recently had a surgery that made using a catheter necessary, have medical conditions such as multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury or dementia, or have problems with their prostate or genitals. Catheters come in many different sizes, […]