Clean Intermittent Catheterization (CIC)

Independent draining of urine while sitting on toilet chair
User sits on toilet in "draining position". Illustration Lars 'Geson' Andersson
User sits on toilet in “draining position”. Illustration Lars ‘Geson’ Andersson

The user transfers to the toilet. One leg rests at an angle on the wheelchair (tailor style) and is supported by trousers. 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.

Users 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.

Made by
Wellspect,  (catheter) (last checked June 2021)

Editors comments
On Wellspect’s webbsite you can download a form which helps to take along catheters in hand luggage when flying,  (last checked June 2021)

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

Author: Anonym 10

Personen är ensamstående och bor i radhus. Hon arbetar deltid. Sedan 1984 har hon en hög komplett paraplegi (TH 5-6). Hon har städhjälp en gång i veckan; ingen assistans.

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