Male Catheters
 

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Catheter Sizing

  • Bigger is usually easier - go up a size rather than down if insertion is difficult
    • Types of Catheters

    • Straight, single lumen - for collection of urinary specimens
    • Double lumen (with balloon) - most patients
    • Triple lumen - continuous irrigation for patients with clots or haematuria or post urologic surgery
    • Sizing

    • 6-10 French - paediatric patients
    • 12-14 French - most patients
    • 16-20 French - patients with clots or haematuria
    • 22 French (triple lumen) - continuous irrigation for patients with clots or haematuria or post urologic surgery
Last updated on January 1st, 2018
 
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