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Things to Know About Male External Catheters (Condom Catheters)

Jan 17, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by ABC Medical

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Male external catheters, also known as condom catheters, are a treatment option for men with urinary incontinence. Users apply the external catheter on the outside of the penis and connect it to a leg bag or beside drainage bag to collect urine. External catheters may be a good option for men with uncontrollable urinary incontinence and leakage. Below, we explain the fundamentals of condom catheters so you can make an informed decision on managing urinary incontinence.

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How Wound Care Suppliers are Helping Health Care Professionals and Patients

Jan 10, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by ABC Medical

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Wound specialists work closely with patients to provide specific treatment plans for their wounds. Patients trust healthcare professionals with their health, which is why it is important for providers to partner with a wound care supplier they can rely on. Continue reading to learn how wound care supply companies can collaborate with healthcare providers to make a winning team for patients with wounds.

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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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7 Types of Ostomy Bags to Use After Surgery

Nov 30, 2021 10:30:00 AM / by ABC Medical

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Adjusting to life after an ostomy surgery can be a challenging time for many individuals. However, it is important to remember that ostomies are lifesaving procedures, and you can still enjoy the best parts of your everyday life without compromise. In this article, we will break down the many types and applications of seven different ostomy bags to help you determine what’s best for your unique needs.

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How to Find the Right Incontinence Devices for You

Nov 30, 2021 10:15:00 AM / by ABC Medical

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There isn’t one simple solution to solving the issue of incontinence management. Rather, there is a wide array of incontinence devices that are all designed to manage this condition discreetly in different ways. For that reason, finding the correct incontinence supplies can seem daunting without the guidance of trusted incontinence supply companies. ABC Medical is dedicated to assisting you in finding the right incontinence devices to meet your needs – just read on to learn more.

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New to Using Catheter Devices? Here’s How to Enjoy a Smooth Transition

Nov 30, 2021 10:00:00 AM / by ABC Medical

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Transitioning to a life using catheter devices may seem overwhelming or uncomfortable. Though learning to use catheter supplies does undoubtedly take some getting used to, it is still easy to live your normal life without compromise. A little time and practice with catheter devices will start you on the right path towards a smooth transition.

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Meet the Team - Navigator Peer Support

Nov 29, 2021 1:33:57 PM / by Jill Karno posted in customer service, Navigator

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The Navigator Experience

Resuming life after a spinal cord injury isn't easy and every person is different. Questions arise around activities of daily life such as nutrition, sports competition, sexual function, transportation, or bowel and bladder management. Knowledgeable help is invaluable.

ABC Medical's Navigator program is designed to offer individualized support for a person’s road back from spinal cord injury. This individualized assistance is provided through trained 'Navigators', as well as Peer Support Team members with spinal cord injuries who, from their own lived experience, can offer practical help and inspiring stories that foster genuine hope.

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Meet the Team - Navigator One-to-One Assistance

Nov 29, 2021 1:32:38 PM / by Jill Karno posted in customer service, Navigator

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The Navigator Experience

Resuming life after a spinal cord injury isn't easy and every person is different. Questions arise around activities of daily life such as nutrition, sports competition, sexual function, transportation, or bowel and bladder management. Knowledgeable help is invaluable.

ABC Medical's Navigator program is designed to offer individualized support for a person’s road back from spinal cord injury, both through Peer Support Team members and Navigators. Our Peer Support Team is comprised of trained individuals who themselves have spinal cord injuries and therefore can offer support and practical help gained from their own lived experience, as well as inspiring stories that foster genuine hope.  One-on-one assistance is also provided by trained Navigators who are motivated by helping people with an SCI live successfully on their terms.

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Tips to Help You Stay Active with a Spinal Cord Injury

Nov 4, 2021 8:30:00 AM / by Jill Karno posted in customer service, Navigator

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There are unique obstacles to exercise after a spinal cord injury, but it's vital to stay active. With a little motivation, staying fit can be easier and more fun than you may think.

There is no one way to be active. The Navigator website has several articles that might give you a starting point or some ideas. You can dance, do yoga, play tennis, and so much more. Staying active can also be stretching at home. The most important thing is to find what works for you. The article below has some general tips to get started:

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What to Do if You Experience Autonomic Dysreflexia

Oct 28, 2021 2:56:56 PM / by Jill Karno posted in customer service, Navigator

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There is no perfect roadmap for our lives. There are so many unpredictable turns, bumps, and even some potholes, but leaning on your preferred medical supply companies for assistance can help. The Navigator website is meant to help make some of those bumps and potholes easier to move through and even bring a bit of joy along with those unpredictable turns. 

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