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5 Tips to Avoid Common Self-Cathing Mistakes

Mar 14, 2024 9:21:20 AM / by ABC Medical


Learning to self-cath correctly is a big step towards independence. As with any new task, you might feel overwhelmed at first with new terminology and instructions. It’s natural to get frustrated—but remember, you’re not alone! Even pros make occasional mistakes that can result in leaks, soreness or urinary tract infections.

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Best Skin Care Products for Managing Incontinence

Mar 14, 2024 9:21:10 AM / by ABC Medical


If you live with urinary incontinence, skin care should be a major part of your self-care routine. What starts as an annoying rash can quickly turn into an uncomfortable and potentially serious case of incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD).

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4 Tips for Choosing the Right Incontinence Products

Mar 14, 2024 9:20:41 AM / by ABC Medical


Did you know that the ancient Egyptians wrote texts on papyrus about managing urinary incontinence ? We won’t discuss the limited options available back then but trust us—we’re grateful for advances in technology!

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Get Ready to Walk-N-Roll for Spina Bifida

Mar 13, 2024 12:56:48 PM / by ABC Medical posted in spina bifida


We know some amazing people who live with spina bifida – and we bet you do, too! It takes a community of support to make sure people of all ages with spina bifida get the care and advocacy they deserve.

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Bottoms Up: How to Stay Hydrated with Incontinence for Better Bladder Health

Dec 4, 2023 9:25:40 AM / by ABC Medical posted in active life, independent living


If you have urinary incontinence, you’ve probably got a lot on your mind. Staying ahead of urges, accidents, and when to self-cath can be a lot. You might be tempted to drink less water to help cut down your to-do list, but that approach can cause more problems than it solves.

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Do I Have a UTI? How to Identify a Urinary Tract Infection and What to Do

Dec 4, 2023 9:06:14 AM / by ABC Medical posted in education, UTI


A urinary tract infection (UTI) happens when bacteria, especially e. coli, enter the urinary tract —  the kidneys, bladder, and the urethra, which is the tube through which urine leaves the body. Germs can enter and irritate the urinary tract during catheter insertion or prolonged use.

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Meet Amy, ABC Medical’s CWOC Nurse with a Passion for Improving Patients’ Lives

Sep 6, 2023 1:52:39 PM / by ABC Medical posted in independence, customer service


If you have health concerns, you know that nurses are the front-line providers who bring an invaluable amount of skill, knowledge, and expertise to patient care. They’re compassionate caregivers who deeply respect patients and listen to their needs.

Amy Landrum, APRN, CWOCN is one of those nurses.

We asked Amy to tell us about how she became a nurse, what her specialty means, and why she cares so much for her patients.

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Urology Supplies & Lifestyle: The Significance of Keeping Intimacy Alive

Apr 14, 2023 9:00:00 AM / by ABC Medical


Sexual health is an understated component of overall health. However, some individuals might neglect this facet of their life – especially if they have a urologic condition. Urologic conditions can affect sexual health, or even lead to painful sex. Join us as we explore the importance of maintaining sexual health for those with urological conditions and/or those using urological supplies.

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One Mother’s Encouraging Story of Parenting a Child With Spina Bifida

Apr 12, 2023 9:00:00 AM / by ABC Medical


Spina bifida brings unique challenges into a family, but learning from families on the same path can be a helpful and encouraging guide. We invite you to share in the story of Lori Neal – a single mother of her 12-year old son, Julian, who lives with spina bifida – to learn how to promote the best life for yourself and children with spina bifida.

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Best-in-Practice Care for Individuals Living with an Ostomy & Ostomy Devices

Apr 10, 2023 9:00:00 AM / by ABC Medical


It is the primary mission of the United Ostomy Associations of America to ensure that all persons with an ostomy receive the care and compassion they deserve. However, this is not always the experience of those in the ostomy community due to varying factors, such as a lack of access to trained healthcare providers or ostomy devices that best fit their needs. This is why the UOAA recently published findings from a 2019 study that explored the general care that is given to ostomates.

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