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Rubber Catheters

CIA Medical is a leading provider of medical and surgical supplies. We serve over 25,000 healthcare facilities worldwide. See our list of rubber catheters and prices below. Order online, call us at (312) 275-5850, or get a 2-hour quote by filling the form on this page.

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What Is a Rubber Catheter?

A rubber catheter is one that is made entirely of rubber. These catheters are a type of urinary catheter, used to help people pass urine when they are not physically able to do so or would find it difficult, painful, or uncomfortable.

Rubber is one of many materials that may be used to make catheters, and it offers an array of advantages. For instance, rubber is very soft and flexible. Thanks to this, rubber catheters are relatively easy to insert into the urethra without causing much pain or discomfort to the patient. Rubber’s thermo-sensitive nature also eases the insertion process.

On the downside, rubber can trigger allergic reactions in some patients, so it’s important for any patients with latex allergies to not make use of rubber catheters. Medical practitioners should always check allergies with their patients before deciding if the use of a rubber catheter is appropriate.

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How Does a Rubber Catheter Work?

As with other kinds of urinary catheter, a rubber catheter will need to be inserted into the body via the urethra. First, the end of the catheter will need to be lubricated to ease the insertion process. It can then be passed through the urethra and pushed several inches into the body. Eventually, the tip will make contact with the bladder and urine will flow out, where it can be diverted into a receptacle, a toilet, or a collecting unit of some kind.

Rubber Catheter Sizes 

Urinary rubber catheters come in a wide range of sizes to suit patients of different needs. They are measured using the French scale system, with average ratings from 10 Fr up to 20 Fr, however it is possible to find larger and smaller sizes, too. The lengths may also vary according to the gender and needs of the patient in question.

Rubber Catheter Types

Rubber catheters can vary slightly in terms of their design. Some of them will have just one lumen for urine to travel through out of the body, but others may have a secondary lumen, which is used for inflating a small balloon at the end of the catheter to help it stay in position. There are also different kinds of rubber catheters for different patients, like female rubber catheters, which are shorter than male ones, and pediatric rubber catheters, which are narrower.

Rubber Catheter Uses

Like other types of urinary catheters, rubber catheters are used to help patients evacuate urine from their bladders in situations when natural urination is difficult, painful, or impossible. They can be used in cases when patients are suffering from incontinence or urinary retention, for example, as well as those who have mobility issues or people who are bed-ridden. 

Rubber Catheter Suppliers

Rusch, Medline, Amsino International, and C. R. Bard are among the leading suppliers of rubber catheters.

Buy Rubber Catheters at CIA Medical

CIA Medical is an experienced and proven supplier of wholesale medical supplies. We’ve got years of experience in the business and have already helped to meet the needs of more than 25,000 hospitals, labs, pharmacies, and clinics. We can provide everything you’re looking for, including top quality rubber catheters at competitive prices.