If your doctor has prescribed a program of self-catheterization, your next step is to find a medical supplier to fill that prescription. Anchor Medical is the best choice for catheter medical supply delivery because of our experience, customer service and attention to your needs.
There are different types of cathing, indwelling or intermittent catheterization. An indwelling catheter stays inside the bladder, a small, inflatable balloon holding the catheter in place. Urine continues to flow as it’s produced and drains into a leg or bed bag. Intermittent catheterization uses a catheter that shaped like a hollow tube to drain urine periodically from the bladder. Usually, the urine is drained into a toilet.
Many different products are available for each type of catheterization. At Anchor Medical, we work with all major manufacturers to provide our customers with many choices.
For indwelling catheters, you can choose from latex and non-latex versions and pick the correct size for your body. For intermittent catheterization, you may need these catheters:
Straight catheters – usually sent with lubricant to reduce friction
Coudé catheters – a curved tip for those that can’t advance a straight catheter
Closed system catheter kit – a ‘touchless’ version to reduce infection, also containing other sterile supplies
Hydrophilic catheters – a water-based coating helps reduce trauma to the urinary tract, also reducing infection
Pediatric catheter – sized especially for the anatomy of children
Female catheters – sized smaller in length for a female and often with extra features that allow them to be carried in a purse.
Sometimes, our male customers find that they have urinary incontinence along with the need to catheterize. We have a great selection of condom catheters to address that particular need.
Anchor Medical makes the process of home catheter delivery seamless and hassle-free. We are always on the other end of the phone for your needs, ready to assist with our experienced customer service agents. Call us now and find out why our clients describe us as a ‘fantastic choice’.