Indwelling catheters - Suprapubic and Urinary Tract Indwelling
An indwelling catheter is left in the body for extended periods to drain urine. Indwelling catheters contain two channels, once in the bladder, sterile water is instilled through the second channel to inflate a balloon at the tip of the catheter that helps the catheter remain in the bladder. Indwelling catheters remain in place for anywhere from several days to several weeks, depending on circumstances.
- Urinary Tract Indwelling catheters are placed in the bladder via the urethra. This is also known as urethral or transurethral catheterisation.
- Suprapubic Catheters (SPC) are inserted into the bladder through a surgical incision in the abdomen known as a stoma.
At Paralogic we stock two kinds of long-term catheters-
- Paralogic Foley Catheter - suitable for urethral and suprapubic use.
- Cystofix Open Tip Suprapubic Catheter - suitable only for suprapubic use and designed with an open tip to drain more freely if you have sediment or mucous in the bladder.