Catheterization Travel Kit Supplies
Cheryl Hutton wound, ostomy and continence nurse with CHC Solutions, Inc., discusses what you may want when creating a catheterization travel kit. “Compact intermittent catheters don’t take up much space in your bag or purse. When you are away from home, you may want to bring more than just your catheters to ensure that you can catheterize in a safe and convenient way regardless of the bathroom facilities,” said Hutton.
Packing Your Catheterization Travel Kit
When traveling by airplane, it is best to transport catheterization supplies in your carry-on luggage in case you need access to the items or your checked bag gets lost.
Depending on your specific needs, you may pack any of the following items in your travel kit to help you with catheterization on-the-go:
- Catheters (pack extra depending on the length of your trip)
- Extra underwear and maybe extra pants
- Disposable gloves
- Wet wipes/ towelettes
- Antibacterial gel or hand wash
- Handheld mirror (if you use a mirror to catheterize at home)
- Plastic bags (for used accessories, used catheters or wet garments)
- Pads (an absorbent pad or liner in case of unexpected leakage)
- A bottle of water (if traveling by plane, buy this after you go through security)
- Paper towels or tissues
These supplies can help ease catheterizing when you are traveling somewhere new or less familiar.
To learn more, visit our blog on Helpful Tips and FAQs for Catheterization at https://www.chcsolutions.com/continuum_connect/urology/helpful-tips-and-faqs-for-catheterization/. You can also view all of our urology blogs at https://www.chcsolutions.com/continuum_connect/urology/.
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