Intermittent self-catheterisation is the act of passing a catheter into the bladder to drain urine. It is a technique that may be carried out by the individual himself or by health care professionals.
The bladder must have the capacity to store urine adequately between catheterisations. Regular and timely catheterisation prevents over-distension of the bladder and helps reduce infection. In the context of chronic urinary retention, Intermittent Catheterisation is a safe and effective procedure.
Vesical instillation is a technique which consists of giving medication in solution through a catheter into the bladder to treat various bladder disorders or pathologies. This procedure is indicated in case of detrusor hyperreflexia, interstitial cystitis or superficial bladder tumour.
A penile sheat or Male External Catheter (MEC) is used in urinary continence problems in men, a problem that affects millions of men in the world, particulary as they reach the later years of their lives. This unintentional loss of urine can range from light, occasional dribbles to more frequent, heavy leakage.
Urimed® Vision Male External Catheters consist of an external device that fits over the penis and is secured by an integrated adhesive band. A drainage system (Urine bag) is then connected to the sheath. The devices are worn permanently and must therefore be comfortable, reliable and must not cause any skin damage.
The comprehensive range of versatile urine collection systems offers reliable care in instrumental urinary drainage or when using condom urinals.
All urine bags within the Urimed® bag range are equipped with a non-return valve and an universal connector.