Urinary catheterisation means insertion of a thin, hollow tube called catheter through the urethra and into bladder. Urine formed in the kidney is stored in the bladder and it leaves your body through the urethra. When a urinary catheter is inserted, the urine passes out of your body through the catheter. The catheter may be inserted by a health care professional or at times, by the patient himself. When the catheter is inserted by a health professional, you don’t have to do anything to prepare for this procedure. When the catheter is self inserted intermittently to drain the urine it is called intermittent clean self-catheterisation (ICSC). Intermittent clean self-catheterisation (ICSC) may be done when a person’s control over their bladder is lost. This helps to keep them dry and reduce the risk of infection and kidney damage. Read to know how to prepare for intermittent clean self-catheterisation.
Things that are needed for ICSC include:
Way to perform ICSC: All the necessary equipments needed for ICSC should be clean and ready before you insert the catheter to drain urine.
Immediately after the procedure: You may experience an unpleasant dragging sensation or pain when the catheter is removed from the urethra initially, but ICSC is a safe and easy procedure when it is performed correctly with clean equipment/s.
These are some suggestions for intermittent insertion of catheter. Your health care professional can advise you more regarding the precautions and care that are needed for intermittent insertion of catheter.
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