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Instructions for using catheters

Male Catheterization Instructions

  1. Get the needed supplies together (catheter, lubricant)
  2. Wash your hands with soap and water
  3. Urinate if you can
  4. Hold penis up with one hand and cleanse the tip as instructed by your medical professional.
  5. Open the package and lubricate the catheter end that will be going into the urethra.
  6. Holding the penis upward, slowly and gently insert the catheter into the urethra
  7. Once you have passed one half length of the catheter through the urethra, lower the penis and slide the catheter the rest of the way into the bladder until urine flows,
  8. Allow the Bladder to empty completely.
  9. To remove the catheter, slowly rotate it lets you withdraw it. Stop each time more urine drains.
  10. To completely remove the catheter, pinch off the end and pull it out. This will prevent urine from flowing back into the bladder
  11. *Please consult your physician for instructions for use. These are general instructions, not specific to an individual’s special needs.

*Please consult your physician for instructions for use. These are general instructions, not specific to an individual’s special needs.

Female Catheterization Instructions

  1. Get the needed supplies together
  2. Wash your hands with soap and water
  3. Urinate if you can
  4. Cleanse the urethral opening from front to back
  5. Remove catheter from package
  6. Squeeze lubricant on the first 2-3 inches of the catheter that will be going into the urethra.
  7. Spread labia apart and slowly and gently insert the catheter into the urethra in an upward and backward direction approximately 2 inches, until urine flows.
  8. Allow bladder to empty completely.
  9. Remove the catheter, slowly rotating it as you withdraw. Stop each time more urine drains out.
  10. To completely remove the catheter, pinch off the end and pull it out. This prevents urine from flowing back into the bladder.
  11. *Please consult your physician for instructions for use. These are general instructions, not specific to an individual’s special needs.

*Please consult your physician for instructions for use. These are general instructions, not specific to an individual’s special needs.

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