Peco Medical, Inc. is a manufacturer of urological products, including intermittent catheters and leg bags. These supplies are used by people who cannot control their bladder function due to incontinence, urinary retention, or various surgeries. A catheter is a thin tube that is inserted through the urethra and into the bladder to drain it when needed. A leg bag collects the urine that drains from an external catheter or foley catheter. However, a leg bag is not used with an intermittent style because this type of catheter is only in the body while the bladder is being emptied.
An Intermittent Catheter is temporarily inserted into the body to clear the bladder of urine. Once the bladder has been emptied, the catheter should be removed and disposed of. Intermittent catheters come in different lengths to fit male and female anatomy. They catheters can be made out of vinyl, silicone, or red rubber. Vinyl catheters tend to be more firm, silicone catheters are regular firmness, and red rubber catheters are softer. Express Medical Supply stocks catheters in the standard straight tip format as well as coude tip. The coude style has an angled tip, which makes it easier to insert if you have a swollen prostate or scar tissue present.
Some intermittent catheters are hydrophilic, meaning that they are pre-hydrated with a slick coating on the outside of the catheter. If you choose to use a catheter that is not hydrophilic, using a separate Catheter Lubricant will make insertion easier. These gel-like substances are applied to the catheter and your body to reduce friction for a more comfortable experience. We carry lube in individual packets as well as larger tubes. The small packets are convenient to take with you on the go. All of our lubricants are sterile, providing the most sanitary cathing experience.
A Urinary Leg Bag Kit comes with the necessary supplies you will need for successful catheterization, including a leg bag, leg bag straps, and catheter tubing. All of these items are used in conjunction to collect urine from a catheter and keep the bag secure. Purchasing a kit is not only convenient and cost-effective, but it also assures you that your urological items will successfully work with one another.
If you are going to be using a catheter bag regularly, it is a good idea to keep spare extension tubing on hand. Catheter tubing can become clogged or brittle over time. Tubing needs to be replaced periodically to keep your urological supplies working at their best. You may also need to purchase extension tubing to hook up to an overnight drainage bag or if you are a taller individual using a leg bag. We carry many types and lengths of catheter tubing from brands like Hollister Medical, Bard, Urocare, and more.