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.