The soft silicone, introducer tip, included with all MTG closed system intermittent catheters, is designed to shield the catheter from contact with bacteria located within the first 1.5cm (about ½”) of the distal urethra. Most urethral bacteria are located in this region, so if the catheter is passed beyond the distal urethra without coming in contact with these potential pathogens, Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) recurrence can be reduced. Proper use of the introducer tip may lead to fewer UTIs.

Urine Removal and Sterile Sample Retrieval

Gloves should be worn throughout the procedure.

Perform catheterization as described in male or female instructions for use.

1. Upon removing the catheter from the patient, use the gauze pad found within the kit to cover the eyelets of the tube to minimize leakage.
2. Hold the catheter eyelets closed with the gauze using one hand, and hold the urine bag with the other.
3. Proceed to the toilet.
4. Extend the catheter to the top of the bag, while continuing to hold the urine bag with the other hand.
5. While continuing to use the gauze pad to close the eyelets, entwine the catheter around the fingers. The other hand continues to hold the urine bag.
6. Using the hand holding the urine bag, point the top of the bag away from your face, downward in the direction of the toilet bowl.
7. With a slight tug, the entwined catheter, introducer tip and EZ-Advancer valve will be removed from the bag exposing the sterile sample port.
8. Pour the sample into the receptacle. To avoid contamination, be careful not to touch the pouring port during the procedure.
9. Discard the catheter, gloves, and supplies using prescribed clinical practice.
10. Don a new pair of exam gloves and close the cap of the urine sample receptacle. Process according to your facilities’ clinical practice. 
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