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DVA Rehabilitation Appliances Program

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Independence Australia's information for DVA Rehabilitation Appliances Program (RAP). Learn more about DVA eligibility, orders and products.

Type Catheters =

Type Catheters = flexible hollow tubes introduced into the bladder to drain urine Intermittent catheters In/out catheters without a balloon Normally single use Patient can catheterise up to six times a day Indwelling catheters Two or three way catheter with a balloon Remain in the bladder from a few hours up to 12 weeks After education, a patient or a medical professional can catheterise 2-Way vs. 3-Way A 2-way catheter has two channels or lumens. One is for drainage and the other is for the inflation or deflation of the balloon. A 3-way catheter has 3 channels or lumens. The first is for drainage, the second for irrigation and the third for the inflation or deflation of the balloon. Catheter Features Coude/Tiemann Tip Straight Tip Soft Firm Used on: Males - For easier insertion - Less likely to buckle than straight catheters Used on: Males and females - For uncomplicated insertions - Most common Used on: Males and females - For more gentle insertion Used on: Males and females - When there’s more resistance (on insertion) Material Latex Silicone Silver coated PROS: Most common Inexpensive Suitable for long-term use More durable Fewer allergic reactions such as with latex Proven antibacterial properties Management of infection CONS: Some can cause allergic reactions More expensive More expensive Lubricated Catheters PERKS: Convenient Lubrication aids insertion USEFUL FOR: Active lifestyle / travelling Size Diameter of the catheter tubing Measurement: French Gauge (Fr/FG) 5 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 Balloon Quantity (mL) of sterile water that goes into the balloon. Measurement: Cubic Centimetre(cc) NOTE: Only insert sterile water (to manufacturer’s instructions). Avoid normal saline to inflate the balloon as it can crystallise, making the balloon difficult to deflate. (Fr/FG) Male 14 - 18 Female 10 - 14 Paediatric 6 - 10 Suprapubic 16 - 20 Length Male, female and paediatric lengths are available Females can use a male length catheter Males can’t use a female length Male length = up to 40cm Female length = up to 25cm Paediatric length = varies AD05-32

Continence Briefs Long Lasting AD06 A variety of male and female washable Continence Briefs are available across many styles to cater for different lifestyle and continence needs. Working capacities vary from 100mL to 1000mL. T 1300 788 855 F 1300 788 811 E customerservice@iagroup.org.au W www.iarap.com.au AD06-33

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