Comfort Medical offers a wide range of brand-name products, featuring the latest technology on the market. Our staff will take the time to answer any questions you may have, and to provide you with peace of mind that you will receive the best products for your unique needs. We can also contact your doctor directly to make it as easy as possible for you to get the catheters and supplies you need.
In April 2009, Medicare increased its coverage for catheters from 4/month to 200/month. Now, each time you cath, you can use a new, sterile catheter.
Throw away the used catheters! Medicare, the FDA, and the VA are all in agreement that catheters should not be washed and reused. Catheters are single-use only to cut down on dangerous infection. Look for “single-use only” on the packaging of your catheters to ensure your compliance with healthcare guidelines.
The old practice of washing and reusing has been declared unsafe for people who use catheters. It can lead to debilitating and expensive UTIs, the second most common body infection in both men and women.
Straight catheters are part of intermittent catheterization, the periodic emptying of the bladder with a sterile catheter each time a person caths. This allows catheter users to prevent dangerous UTIs. Comfort Medical provides gentle catheters with smooth, fire-polished eyelets to cut down on the instance of urethral trauma that can cause the formation of scar tissue or strictures.
Coude catheters are similar to straight catheters, but have a slightly curved tip used to navigate around obstacles like enlarged prostate or urethral strictures. These catheters are used primarily by men.
A proven method to prevent and resolve repeated UTIs and other types of infection, this method is the safest form of catheterization. These systems are completely sterile, and come with supplies that ensure that the catheters do not come into contact with any bacteria before entering the bladder.
Also known as condom or “Texas” catheters, these catheters are worn continuously throughout the day and/or night to help prevent leakage from the bladder. They conveniently roll over the penis like a condom, and are attached to a discreet collection bag.
These catheters are often called internal or “foley” catheters, and are generally inserted by a medical professional. They look similar to intermittent catheters, but are designed to remain in the bladder for long periods of time. These catheters typically remain in the bladder for 3-4 weeks depending on a physician’s instructions of care.
We provide the latest styles and technological advances in colostomy, ileostomy, and urostomy pouches. The two main types of pouches are closed and drainable pouches. Special features for ostomy pouches include: Filters Some pouches include filters that prevent gas from building up and allow the gas to escape, but not the odor Materials Some pouches are available in clear or beige options, and may have a soft cover panel to minimize rustling. These panels will increase comfort while remaining discreet. Closures Drainable pouches are available with either a clamp or integrated self-locking closure system. Also available are discreet closed pouches.
Comfort offers a variety of ostomy accessories to ensure the comfort and security of our ostomy patients. These include: barrier rings, paste, stoma powder, barrier strips, skin protective wipe, adhesive remover wipes, lubricating deodorant, belts, etc.