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Tips for Using Intermittent Catheters when Traveling

Dec 9, 2021 12:28:28 PM / by Amy Landrum posted in customer service

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A common catheter question I hear is, “Now that I use intermittent catheters, can I travel?” The answer is yes. Whether it be for business or pleasure, you can travel with catheters. Catheter users can travel via airplanes, busses, trains, or ships to reach their destination. Here are some tips that can make traveling with catheters easier:

Regardless of your method of travel, keep several catheters in an easily accessible location. You may need to empty your bladder suddenly during your trip and having catheters on hand is a must. Consider obtaining a small travel bag for your catheters that can be kept on your lap or shoulder. Don’t forget to pack hand sanitizer, as this can make pre-cathing hand hygiene quick and easy on the go!

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Introducing ABC Medical’s Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurse Specialist

Sep 15, 2021 12:45:22 PM / by Amy Landrum

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Having a new Ostomy can be tough. In addition to healing from surgery, there is a lot to learn about caring for an Ostomy. If you were fortunate, you may have been seen by an Ostomy nurse while in the hospital or during home health visits. Your ostomy nurse may have taught you the basics of Ostomy care and made product recommendations for you. But after discharge, it can be difficult to know where to go for help if your Ostomy supplies are not meeting your needs. If you are having skin problems or leaking problems, this can usually be resolved by switching to a different or specialized Ostomy product or changing the Ostomy care routine. This is where having access to someone with an Ostomy nurse background can really help.

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Urinary Tract Infection Prevention for Users of Intermittent Catheters

Sep 15, 2021 12:25:54 PM / by Amy Landrum posted in customer service

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If you use intermittent catheters (ICs) for bladder management, you may be concerned about urinary tract infection (UTI). First, the good news – by using intermittent catheters instead of an indwelling urethral catheter (Foley), you are already ahead of the game in terms of prevention: Research suggests that intermittent catheter users experience fewer UTIs when compared to indwelling urethral catheter users. So keep up the good work!

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