Discount Catheters Glossary
- Catheter (urinary)
A special type of hollow tube inserted through the urethra or a stoma to the bladder to withdraw urine or instill medication.
The process of inserting a tube into the bladder to drain urine.
- Clean intermittent catheterization
The process of emptying the bladder using a clean intermittent catheter. It involves inserting and removing a catheter, typically several times a day.
- Closed system
Refers to a no-touch catheter located within, or attached to, a urine collection bag. Some catheters are manipulated through the bag and guided through a protective tip as it is inserted into the urethra without being directly touched.
- Catheter Kits
Catheter kits provide a user everything needed to perform catheterization in one convenient, sterile container
- Closed system kit
Comprised of a closed system (catheter located within, or attached to, the urine collection bag) and sometimes other supplies.
- Color coded
On Hollister Incorporated straight intermittent catheters, the funnel ends are color and size coordinated so catheters may be consistently ordered by size or funnel color.
A device that secures the extension tubing to the catheter or urinary pouch system.
The ability to control the timing and process of urination and/or bowel movements.
- Coudé tip
A slight bend manufactured in the tip of the catheter that makes insertion past the prostate easier for some men. Some products include a notch at the funnel end, or a guide stripe on the catheter, as a guide for alignment during insertion.