A catheter is a flexible narrow tube that allows the insertion or extraction of liquids from the human body. For example, if you are unable to urinate, a urinary catheter can help extract urine out of your bladder. Likewise, when drugs are to be inserted directly into your bloodstream, an intravenous catheter will be used to administer those drugs. This is also true for drugs used in chemotherapy and in dire situations such as cardiac arrest.
What Are the Different Types?
There are two major types of catheters – urinary and intravenous. You may need a urinary catheter if you find difficulty urinating throughout the day. A urinary catheter is also used when you are being prepared for surgery. There are a few types of catheters used for collecting urine. A catheter that requires the insertion of a narrow tube into the urethra is the most common type.
An intravenous catheter is used to administer drugs directly into the bloodstream. This is often used in treatments requiring long-term provision of antibiotics or other drugs. It is important to keep areas around the catheter clean.
What to Look Out for
Catheters come with some risks that you should discuss with your doctor and be on the lookout for:
- Infection – marked by redness and tenderness
- Persistent pain
Prehab Medical Supplies is committed to providing the best experience for our customers, which is why we chose Cure Medical as our primary catheter provider. We chose Cure specifically because of their desire to understand their customers and cater to their best interests. Cure Medical designs its products for maximum comfort, safety, and value.
What Makes Cure Medical Different?
For example, Cure's products have polished eyelets to ensure their customers don't feel unwanted discomfort. Unlike some other catheter providers, Cure's products are entirely free of DEHP/DINP, BPA, or NR- latex, which can cause cancer, congenital disabilities, and reproductive harm. Cure offers products in all sizes, from 8 FR to 18 FR, so any aged person, male or female, can use their products. Our favorite part about their products is that they offer pricing where patients will not have to pay out-of-pocket to use Cure's catheters.
Catheters in Montgomery, AL and Cumming, GA
Proper catheter usage and care are essential to staying healthy. For quality catheters that make your life easy, look no further than PreHab Medical Supplies. To learn more, contact our specialists at our main office in Montgomery, Alabama, at (877) 473-7862, or you can request a consultation using our online form.