10 Sterilised Disposable Silicon Catheters: 14F (4.7mm)
1 set of 10 Sterilised Disposable Silicon Catheters: 14F (4.7mm)
- Length: 40cm
- Diametre: 14F (4.7mm)
- Made from high medical grade silicon and sealed and packaged in pre-sterilized blister packets
- Designed with a closed soft end tapered tip for comfort
- Dispose after 1 - 3 uses if sterilised appropriately (this is ude to the narrow opening)
Why our catheters are superior compared to other brands
Our medical grade sterilised silicon catheters DO NOT contain PVC like most other catheter brands. If other websties do not disclose this, assume it is PVC. Our superior non toxic catheters also have a closed, soft and rounded tip end for additional comfort.
THE 'COLONIC ENEMA / IRRIGATION'
A colonic enema provides a higher cleanse and produces the best result to flush away debris sitting higher in the colon whilst allowing for the re-population of good flora in the higher colon with probiotic enemas. This procedure involves the insertion of an enema catheter or colon tube into the colon. This may be difficult for some if faecal compaction is severe where the first few enemas may require the use of the rectal nozzle to break away stool to allow a catheter to be easily inserted without bending from blockage. This option uses either a disposable 14F catheter or the re-usable 18F colon tube.
1. What is the difference between a catheter and a colon tube?
Both the 14F catheters and the 18F colon tubes are made from medical grade silicon and they are sealed and packaged in pre-sterilized blister packets. Both tubes are designed with a closed soft end tapered tip for comfort but the catheters are disposable and the colon tubes are reusable and can be used for up to 30 times or more if cleaned appropriately.
The 14F catheter is smaller in diameter and recommended for children or patients who are new to enema procedures or have a condition that requires a slower irrigation release of enema solution into the colon. This tube will release the enema solution slowly and gradually into the colon. The gradual pace of water irrigation into the colon allows the person to become familiar with the feeling and general experience. This tube is designed for single use and is a disposable piece that should be discarded after use, however it can be used up to three times if cleaned adequately. This tube size and function is the most popular and for this reason they are sold in value bundle quantity sets. The stainless steel enema bucket kit includes one 14F catheter but the patient is encouraged to stock up in ordering a few sets for future use.
The 18F colon tube is wider in diameter for adult use and this tube will expel the enema solution into the colon at a faster rate. It has a wider inner surface area allowing for easy sterilizing and cleaning and it is designed to be re-used multiple times when cleaned adequately.
For the average adult wishing to conduct enema colonic irrigation, we recommend starting the first few enemas with the 14F disposable catheters to allow for a comfortable adjustment to the practice. This could range from 5 – 15 procedures, followed by the use of the 18F colon tube after some experience. Please note that it is not a requirement to progress to the 18F colon tube as many people find the 14F catheters to be the best fit for them and some conditions may require a slower irrigation release.
2. I am familiar with the use of nozzles when conducting an enema but am unsure what the catheter tubes are required for and I am unfamiliar with colonic irrigation?
A 'general enema' cleanse using the nozzle only provides some good results and can be less intrusive for some who are inexperienced with enema procedures. This one is good for beginners or for patients who cannot insert catheters. This option uses the soft flexible silicon rectal enema nozzle.
A higher cleanse provides the best results and involves the insertion of an enema catheter/colon tube into the colon. This may be difficult for some if faecal compaction is severe where the first few enemas may require the use of the rectal nozzle to break away stool to allow a catheter to be easily inserted without bending from blockage. This option uses either a disposable 14F catheter or the re-usable 18F colon tube. We recommend starting the first few enemas with the 14F catheter first, followed by the 18F colon tube for more experienced adult users. Both are medical grade silicon closed end tapered tubes.
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