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Depending on your level of injury and hand dexterity, the method you apply for using intermittent catheters may vary. Using a clean technique is a key part of hygiene for catheter use regardless of the type of intermittent catheter prescribed. Remember it is important for you to follow your doctor’s orders on your care regimen to be sure that you are self-cathing according to the prescribed number of times per day.11
Discretion is also a key part of a daily continence care regimen, as most intermittent catheter users don’t want anyone to know about their catheter use.
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.