About External Catheters (Female)
For females with incontinence who are looking for an alternative to incontinence pads and indwelling catheters, we offer external catheters. Female external catheters are a simple, non-invasive way to manage urinary incontinence and measure urine output from the comfort of home. Used with a sealed collection canister, these external catheters are designed to keep skin dry by wicking urine away from the body and into the canister, therefore reducing the risk of moisture lesions.
How to Choose:
What causes urinary incontinence in women?
Pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause all place stress on the bladder and abdomen, affecting the urinary tract and causing pelvic floor muscles and bowels to weaken or become damaged. In addition, the female urethra is shorter than the male urethra and has less muscle controlling urine flow.
How does the PUREWICK Female External Catheter stay in place?
Mesh underwear can be worn to help the catheter say in place.
How many times can you use PureWick™ Female External Catheters?
While everyone's use of the PureWick™ Female External Catheter may vary, we recommend using a new one every 8-12 hours
Can the PureWick™ Urine Collection System be used when the patient is on her side or sitting in a chair?
Yes, the PureWickTM System may be utilized whether your loved one is laying on her back or side, as well as when she is seated in a chair. It is essential that you avoid placing the PureWickTM Female External Catheter behind the tailbone.
Are Purewick female external catheters covered by insurance?
Medicare now covers the Purewick female external catheter system. Call your Medicare representative to see if you qualify for Medicare reimbursement.
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