Tubing and clamps are urinary catheter supplies that are used along with a catheter to drain urine from the body. The catheter tubing is what connects to the urinary drainage bag or bottle. It can be made out of vinyl or rubber and comes in various lengths to suit your needs. Tubing connectors are pieces that attach the catheter tubing to the catheter itself. Catheter clamps are used control the flow of urine to the catheter tubing. All of these tools work in conjunction to allow your catheter to work properly.
An indwelling foley catheter is an example of a catheter that requires the use of catheter tubing. This type of catheter has two channels, one of which connects to the Foley balloon and another that connects to the Foley catheter drainage bag. The Foley balloon fills with sterile water to help hold the catheter in the proper position. For more information on these catheter products, read our foley catheter guide.
Another item that is used with catheter tubing is a urinary catheter leg bag. A leg drainage bag accompanies a male external catheter or Foley catheter to collect urine drainage. Leg bags usually have tubing and a clamp already included and are designed to reduce pressure points on the body. The strap connectors and valves are not in contact with the leg, which keeps the medical urine bag comfortable and secure.
A night drainage bottle is a large capacity urine container that is used when a urine bag cannot be drained frequently. This medical urine bottle is specially designed to work well with Foley catheters. The bedside urine bottle is reusable and the large opening makes it easy to clean. You can also buy the coordinating tubing for a night drainage container separately.