What Are Urinary Supplies for?

Q:
What are urinary supplies for?

A:
Urinary supplies are used to help patients pass urine or to treat incontinence. There are various types of these accessories for different uses.

  • Urinary catheters. They are inserted into a patient’s urethra to help empty the bladder.
  • Urinal. It’s used to collect urine.
  • Penile clamps. They help prevent accidental leak of urine.
  • Lubricant. It’s used when a doctor inserts a catheter to reduce damage to skin.
  • Drainage bags. They are hung at the bedside to collect urine.
  • Urinary leg bags. They are for people with urinary retention, urinary incontinence and people who have surgery.

 

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