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RIK (Ren Intermittent Kateterisering), (svensk text)

User sits on toilet in "draining position". Illustration Lars 'Geson' Andersson
User sits on toilet in "draining position". Illustration Lars 'Geson' Andersson

User inserts catheter. Illustration: Lars 'Geson' Andersson
User inserts catheter. Illustration: Lars 'Geson' Andersson

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Independent draining of urine while sitting on toilet chair

Description
The user transfers to the toilet. One leg rests at an angle on the wheelchair (tailor style) and is supported by trousers (see photo 1). The foot of the other leg rests on the foot bar. She opens the catheter package, places both hands below, separates the labia with one hand, feels and inserts the catheter with the other hand. The urine runs directly down into the toilet.

Authors comments
The user cannot drain her bladder while sitting in the wheelchair. At first she used a mirror to be able to see where to insert the catheter, but it was complicated. The mirror fell on the floor and into the toilet. Once when she was in a very dark bathroom she tried without the mirror and it worked.

Manufacturer
Wellspect Healthcare, www.wellspect-healthcare.com (catheter) (last checked May 2017)

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Editors comments
On Wellspect Healthcare's webbsite you can download a form which helps to take along catheters in hand luggage when flying, www.lofric.se/~/media/M3%20Media/BU%20HealthCare/Urology/1200854%20Medicale%20Validation%20Certificate.ashx?filetype=.pdf (last checked November 2012)

Tip is dated from 2007

Categories for this tip
self care » toileting, Tips and tricks from people with High paraplegia with impaired balance (Th 2-10, ASIA A, B).

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