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.
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.
Wellspect Healthcare, www.wellspect-healthcare.com (catheter) (last checked May 2017)
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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)
This tip is from 2007