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What is a Urinary Catheter?


In urinary catheterization a latex, polyurethane, or silicon tube is known as a urinary catheter. This allows the patient’s urine to drain freely from the bladder for collection. Intermittent urinary catheter: This is the most frequently used suprapubic catheter type. It’s called intermittent as it needs to be inserted multiple times a day for draining the user’s bladder. It gets removed once its job is done. Generally the nurse or prescribing doctor will offer instructions on using an intermittent catheter for the first time. It is a good idea for a caregiver or family member to learn the process as well.

The sterile catheter is usually pre-lubricated to ensure that the process of insertion doesn’t cause any pain or discomfort. One end of the unit gets inserted into the user’s bladder via his or her urethra; the device is then guided through the urethra until urine starts flowing. The catheter is removed the moment the flow stops. Urinary catheters are utilized to deplete the bladder. Your social insurance supplier may prescribe that you utilize a catheter on the off chance that you have: Urinary incontinence (spilling pee or being not able control when you urinate) . Urinary maintenance (being not able exhaust your bladder when you have to)  Surgery on the prostate or privates. Other restorative conditions, for example, numerous sclerosis, spinal string harm, or dementia  Catheters come in many sizes, materials (latex, silicone, Teflon™), and sorts (Foley, straight, coude tip). A Foley catheter, for instance, is a delicate, plastic or elastic tube that is embedded into the bladder to deplete the pee.  Your supplier will utilize the littlest conceivable catheter more often than not. 


An indwelling urinary catheter is one that is left in the bladder. You may utilize an indwelling catheter for a brief timeframe or quite a while.  An indwelling catheter gathers pee by appending to a seepage pack. The pack has a valve that can be opened to permit pee to stream out.  An indwelling catheter might be embedded into the bladder in two ways:  Regularly, the catheter is embedded through the urethra. This is the tube that conveys pee from the bladder to the outside of the body.  At times, the supplier will embed a catheter into your bladder through a little opening in your paunch. This is done at a doctor’s facility or supplier’s office.  An indwelling catheter has a little inflatable expanded on the finish of it. This keeps the catheter from sliding out of your body. At the point when the catheter should be expelled, the inflatable is emptied.


Condom catheters can be utilized by men with incontinence. There is no tube put inside the penis. Rather, a condom-like gadget is put over the penis. A tube leads from this gadget to a seepage sack. The condom catheter must be changed each day.


Irregular CATHETERS 

You would utilize an irregular catheter when you just need to utilize a catheter once in a while or you would prefer not to wear a sack. You or your parental figure will embed the catheter to deplete the bladder and after that expel it. This should be possible just once or a few times each day. The recurrence will rely on upon the reason you have to utilize this strategy.


Seepage BAGS 

A catheter is regularly appended to a seepage sack.  Keep the seepage sack lower than your bladder with the goal that pee does not stream go down into your bladder. Exhaust the seepage gadget when it is about half full and at sleep time. Continuously wash your hands with cleanser and water before discharging the pack.


Instructions to CARE FOR A CATHETER

To nurture an indwelling catheter, clean the territory where the catheter leaves your body and the catheter itself with cleanser and water each day. Likewise perfect the range after each defecation to anticipate contamination.  In the event that you have a suprapubic catheter, clean the opening in your tummy and the tube with cleanser and water each day. At that point cover it with dry bandage.  Drink a lot of liquids to help anticipate diseases. Ask your supplier the amount you ought to drink.  Wash your hands previously, then after the fact taking care of the waste gadget. Try not to permit the outlet valve to touch anything. In the event that the outlet gets filthy, clean it with cleanser and water.  Once in a while pee can spill around the catheter. This might be brought on by:  Catheter that is blocked or that has a crimp in it. Catheter that is too little and bladder fits. Stoppage The wrong inflatable size Urinary tract contaminations Conceivable COMPLICATIONS Entanglements of catheter utilize include:  Bladder fits that don’t leave. Seeping into or around the catheter and pee with a solid odor, or that is thick or shady Next to no or no pee depleting from the catheter and you are drinking enough liquids .On the off chance that the catheter gets to be distinctly stopped up, difficult, or tainted, it should be supplanted immediately.

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