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Coloplast Catheters

Coloplast Catheters Choosing the right medical products is almost universally a daunting task for both patients and their caregivers. In choosing the right catheter for you or your loved ones, one brand, in particular, stands apart as one of the industry leaders in patient outcomes and product quality, and that is Coloplast catheters. Hydrophilic Catheters Coloplast is [...]

2019-04-03T19:49:49+00:00February 14th, 2019|

How to Cath in a Public Bathroom

Tips to Cath in a Public Restroom The process of adjusting to life with intermittent catheter use can be a major lifestyle adjustment for any patient, as well as their loved ones and caretakers, but many patients who utilize intermittent catheters live their lives. Because of this fact, the process of catheterizing in a public [...]

2019-04-03T20:02:45+00:00June 30th, 2018|

Urinary Drainage Bag Care

Urinary drainage bags, like catheters themselves, are delicate pieces of medical equipment. Due to their intimate contact with equally delicate parts of the human body, very strict hygiene regiments need to be practiced when emptying, changing, or doing any other maintenance with them. Urinary Catheter Drainage Bag Care Importance of Drainage Bag Care For patients [...]

2019-04-03T20:03:14+00:00June 5th, 2018|

What is Purple Bag Syndrome, and How To Prevent It

If you see your urine turn purple in your urinary catheter bag, don't panic. While rare, purple urine bag syndrome is rare and easily preventable. Purple Bag Syndrome Purple Urine Bag Syndrome occurs in individuals on long-term urinary catheterization with an urinary tract infection. When certain types of bacteria cause a urinary tract infection, they can [...]

2019-04-03T20:05:28+00:00April 10th, 2018|

Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections

Preventing CAUTIs A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that occurs within a part of the urinary system such as the kidneys, bladder, ureters, or urethra. Individuals using catheters have an increased chance of developing UTIs because of the increased possibility of bacteria entering the urethra during insertion. The threat of a UTI is most [...]

2019-04-03T20:06:16+00:00December 21st, 2017|

10 Tips From the Playground That Help When Coping with an Embarrassing Disability

Your content here! 10 Lessons about Incontinence from Trudy Triumph Hi, Aeroflow family! Allow me to introduce myself. I blog at Trudy Triumph and I have written a book titled Beyond Embarrassment: Reclaiming your Life with Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel. I have neurogenic bladder and bowel and use a catheter about 6 times a day and [...]

2019-04-03T20:07:37+00:00June 21st, 2017|