Monday, June 10, 2013

Adaptive Restraints for Transporting Special Needs Children


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Urinary Catheter Types


When we first needed to cath my daughter, I was handed a box of stiff plastic catheters, a bottle of betadine, and a squeeze bottle of KY jelly.  First off, I was appalled that we were supposed to reuse the same 20 caths for a month.  But more importantly, I had no idea that there were any other available options.

Fortunately, I soon was introduced to a new urological supply company that was happy to suggest products, get them approved through insurance, and allow us to experiment a bit.  After about ten free sample trials, we found the perfect solution that minimized mess, was easy to use, eliminated discomfort, and was completely sterile from start to finish.

This article is designed to introduce you to the various types of catheters out there, in hopes that no one else will have to go through the horror that was our first few weeks of cathing.