How To Use A Urinary Intermittent Straight Male Catheter

The information provided in this video is not medical advice. Please follow the advice of your personal physician or other healthcare provider in performing self-catheterization. If you experience any persistent pain or discomfort associated with the catheter, consult with a medical professional.

Video Transcript

Hi, I’m Randy Golden for Medical Technologies of George and I’m here today to introduce everybody to our new uncoated intermittent catheters.

Let’s take a look at what’s inside each package.

You get the catheter and on the male and pediatric lengths we also include the “no touch” sleeve and that’s a nice protector so that you don’t actually touch the surface of the catheter as you insert the catheter forward.

Before you use the catheters you want to verify French size, length and catheter tip are as prescribed by your doctor.

MTG catheters are available in French sizes 6 through 16 and in coude and straight tip as well as in soft or firm vinyl. The soft vinyl is a nice alternative if you’ve ever had any experience with sensation as you catheterize.

So let’s look at each of the individual catheters we offer.

First of all the pediatric style are 10 inches long with the appropriate color-coded funnel. This one happens to be an 8 because it is an international color coding. The pediatric products do come with a “no touch” sleeve.

For ladies we have the female length catheter which doesn’t
have the sleeve and the reason being that we felt like there wasn’t enough room on the catheter to be able to hold the catheter and the sleeve and we thought the sleeve might just get in the way so we offer this one without the sleeve but again as you watch the female video you see how easy this catheter is to insert.

For male users we have a couple different options.

The 16 inch long male catheter does come with the blue “no touch” sleeve. This is our firm option, we also make that exact same catheter in a softer variety, so if you have any sensation as you catheterize, you may wish to try the soft variety as it is going to be more comfortable to insert, again with the blue “no touch” sleeve.

And then finally we offer the coude variety. This happens to be a 16 again, the orange tip, and you see here the end of the catheter has a little bend on it, and that is designed to get the catheter past any strictures along the way or an enlarged prostate.

All of our catheters whether it be coude, pediatric etc. all have rounded fire-polished eyelets so they’re going to be less traumatic as the catheter passes through the urethra, less irritating.

And all of our catheters are DEHP free. There isn’t any of the DEHP carcinogens in any of our catheters.

Hygiene is very important when you catheterize. Always remember to wash your hands and your genitalia prior to catheterization and afterwards.
OK, so now let’s talk about catheterization using the male length catheter and gel.

So the first thing I’m going to do, I’m going to set the catheter aside for the time being and I’m going to open up my gel packet.

And I find it helpful just to tear away each end of the
packet like so.

And you want to just kind of scoot the package together kind of compress it a bit what I’m doing here is I’m going to create a channel I’m gonna push the catheter through this channel and coat it with the jelly.

I’m gonna set it aside for a second and I’m going to get back get my catheter and separate the package here and I’m going to pull the catheter out using the blue “no touch” sleeve.

Now I want to just scoop the “no touch” sleeve down a bit down the shaft of the catheter I actually want to get down to about right about here about six inches from the end.

Now I’m gonna go back and get my jelly and I’m gonna run the catheter through the jelly and make sure that as a catheter passes through the jelly that the catheter gets coated between eight to ten inches worth of the shaft of the catheter.

I’m kind of twisting it a little bit that’s it’s a good idea to just to make sure that you get all the jelly out of the package. The more jelly the better, you can never have too much jelly on the catheter so it’s not the prettiest. A really well gelled catheter is going to work much better than one that doesn’t have a lot of gel on it. You want to get a good bit right here at the end.

OK, so I’ve got that accomplished, now go back and get the green funnel. I’m right-handed and to do all the holding of the green funnel with my left hand.

I’m going to use the “no touch” sleeve to get down about two inches from the end of the shaft of the catheter, let go of the green funnel, the 14 French funnel, the French size you have is going to dictate what color funnel you have.

I’m going to insert the catheter into the urethra just like so, until I get to the to the blue “no touch” sleeve then I’m going to reach back and hold the funnel, scoop the catheter back about two inches, and I’m going to continue to advance the catheter at about two inches at a time, just like so.

You want to go slow, you never want to force the catheter in.

If you do encounter any resistance, I always take a deep breath, never force the catheter in.

OK, there we go, and now I’m in the bladder so I’m going to give it one more little additional push to get it right in the center of the bladder and the urine is going to start to flow.

I want to make sure that the funnel is directed down into the toilet to direct the fluid into the toilet itself, and when I see no more fluid flowing using this blue “no touch” sleeve, I’m going to reach back and hold onto the penis and pull the catheter out about an inch, just like so, to see if I have an additional fluid.

When no more fluid is flowing, let go of the penis with my left hand and I’m gonna reach back and get a sheet of toilet paper from my roll.

I’m gonna pull the catheter out of the body. I’m gonna use that toilet paper to catch the eyes of the catheter. I don’t want to have any spilling, might be a drop or two left in the tube. Wrap everything up, let’s get another piece of toilet paper here clean off the end of the penis.

Of course I want to wash up afterwards and then gonna discard everything.

Please remember that used catheters can be a potential biohazard. Please dispose of these using accepted medical practice.

Thank you for watching our video today.

If you’d like samples please go to our website where you can get samples of our uncoated catheters, our hydrophilic catheters and if you’re having issues with recurring urinary tract infections, you can request samples of our closed system intermittent catheters which are designed to reduce the risk of UTI’s.