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Depending on your level of progressive MS and your requirements for catherisation, the method you apply for using intermittent catheters may vary. Clean Intermittent Catheterisation [CIC] is where you insert a catheter (a straw like tube) into yourself several times a day to empty your bladder.1,9
Using a clean technique is a key part of hygiene for catheter use regardless of the type of intermittent catheter you are prescribed. This includes washing your hands and genitalia before cathing. Making sure the catheter tip does not touch you or other surfaces prior to insertion. Your health care professional will train you on proper techniques and educate you on the risks and benefits of this procedure.9
Please note that this information provided by BARD Medical is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a medical professional. Information is as of 12/2014. Please check references for updated information.