Discount Catheters Glossary
- Female urinary pouch (FUP)
DA cut-to-fit, one-piece vinyl pouch with a flexible synthetic barrier that is attached externally to the female urethral/vulva or perineum area. The pouch is usually connected to a bedside collection bag. An FUP is used for bed – bound female patients.
- Firm catheter
Refers to lesser pliability of a urethral catheter.
- Flexible catheter
Refers to greater pliability of a urethral catheter.
- Flextend barrier
A skin barrier from Hollister Incorporated with special additives, which achieve a stronger adhesive seal and are more resistant to breakdown from fluids. Skin-prepping agents are not recommended under Flextend skin barriers.
- Foley catheter
A catheter that is inserted into the bladder through the urethra for continuous emptying of the bladder and is connected by tubing to a drainage bag.
- French size
Abbreviated Fr, the measuring gauge for the outer diameter of a straight or indwelling catheter. 1 French = 1/3 mm
Colored, non-insertion end of the intermittent catheter, which allows for ease of fluid control. Many manufacturers include color on the funnel to correspond to the specific French size of the catheter.