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Urinary Diversion
The Appropriate Catheter Solution from UROMED for All Indications

For problems of discharging urine from the body, various methods are used, each with the appropriate aid. UROMED follows the national expert standard for incontinence of the German Network for Quality Development in Nursing (DNQP). To promote continence, we recommend the use of the following aids, listed in accordance with the severity of the symptoms:

Intermittent Self-Catheterisation (ISC)

Due to illness or accident, some 120,000 people in Germany suffer from neurological disorders that impair natural bladder emptying or make it completely impossible. Paraplegia is one of the main causes of this, in addition to multiple sclerosis, spina bifida or Parkinson’s disease. Intermittent self-catheterisation (ISC) is easy to learn and can help those affected to regain a large portion of their independence and improve their quality of life.

Disposable catheters offer people with bladder emptying problems the opportunity to lead independent lives despite their physical limitations. Today, intermittent self-catheterisation is a widespread method for regularly discharging the bladder in a safe and convenient manner, both permanently and temporarily.

The ISC allows those affected to regain control of their bladder. If normal urination is no longer possible, you can empty your bladder at regular intervals with a thin, flexible, disposable catheter inserted into the bladder through the urethra. This process should be performed several times a day following the doctor’s recommendation so the bladder does not become over-stretched and unwanted leakage of urine is avoided. After emptying the bladder, remove the catheter.

The UROMED SIMPLYCATH® catheter is equipped with a guide tip to minimise the risk of germ infiltration and subsequent infection. It ensures that the catheter tip does not come into contact with the outer part of the urethra. For more information, please visit

SIMPLYCATH® Simply safe

The Advantages of ISC Summarised for You:

  • minimises the risk of infection (compared to permanent indwelling catheters)
  • mobile use through special sets
  • support of mobility and independence
  • participation to social life
  • no restrictions of sexual activities

Hygienic Training Required at ISC

With patients for whom the intermittent self catheterisation (ISC) comes in question, a corresponding hygiene training is indispensable to prevent urinary tract infections. In addition to the consultation with the therapist, we support the affected target group with detailed information. Moreover, the ISC catheter SIMPLYCATH® from UROMED is so constructed that a contact is prevented between germ-loaded urethra exit and catheter point. Instead, a leading tip holds the catheter in the right position, and the user can push forward the inside lying catheter point further up to the bladder.

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UROMED catheter valves to control the bladder drainage with a permanent urinary catheter

Improving the quality of life for patients with permanent urinary catheters is extremely important to us. UROMED offers a variety of different catheter valves for this purpose. These allow contamination-free, targeted control of urinary bladder drainage, with easy handling and maximum comfort.

UROMED catheter valves not only enable clean changing between leg and bed bag in active patients, but also provide greater freedom of movement and simplify care for immobile patients. The use of catheter valves can also help maintain bladder function based on the individual indication at hand.

UROMED catheter valves are the convenient solution for everyone wearing a permanent urinary catheter, as it eliminates the need for constant drainage. Depending on design, the catheter valves can be operated easily and discreetly at the touch of a button or lever switch to empty the bladder into the toilet or urine bag with control when needed.

Benefits to the patients:

  • promotes active participation in social life
  • helps maintain natural bladder function
  • enables quick and clean changing between bed and leg bag for patients and caregivers
  • a hygienic alternative to catheter plugs, which helps prevent infections
  • small and lightweight design for a comfortable fit and greater freedom of movement
  • smooth mechanism and one-handed operation for easy handling
  • reliable and quick adaptation of a UROMED CYSTOBAG® urine bag for dependable urine drainage
  • flexible day and night use in combination with UROMED urine bags

UROMED Catheter Valve »universal«

The push button on the UROMED Catheter Valve »universal« REF 1500 can be operated with one hand and closes automatically when released. Constant drainage into a UROMED urine bag can take place with the help of the integrated slider.

The quick and reliable adaptation of a UROMED CYSTOBAG® urine bag through the UROMED Catheter Valve Adapter with Safety Bayonet Lock REF 1505 prevents manipulation at the catheter. Both components are also available in the set UROMED Catheter Valve »universal« with Catheter Valve Adapter REF 1501.

UROMED Catheter Valve »universal«

UROMED Catheter Valve »compact«

The UROMED Catheter Valve »compact« REF 1504 is used if a urine bag is not intended to be connected. It does not contain a slider mechanism for permanent opening.

UROMED Catheter Valve »compact«

UROMED Catheter Valve »basic«

The lever mechanism makes the UROMED Catheter Valve »basic« REF 1506 especially well suited to patients with limited hand motorics.

UROMED Catheter Valve  »basic«

Our UROMED catheter valves and urine drainage systems provide your patients with the right product for any requirement. The products can be prescribed individually as an aid – and won’t strain your budget!

The products prescribed can be delivered conveniently and directly to your patients’ homes – punctually, discreetly and reliably tailored to the supply period you have prescribed.

Suprapubic Permanent Indwelling Catheters

This type of catheterisation above the pubic bone through the abdomen is indicated when the urethra has to be bypassed after major surgical interventions in the urogenital area. Compared to urinary diversion through the urethra, suprapubic drainage may significantly reduce the risk of catheter-associated urinary tract infections.

The suprapubic permanent catheter is used for

  • neurogenic bladder dysfunction
  • stenosis, obstruction, injury or inflammation of the urethra or bladder neck
  • surgery of the bladder and/or the urethra
  • scheduled toilet training or control of urinary excretion
Suprapubic Permanent Indwelling Catheters

Transurethral Permanent Indwelling Catheters

Due to its long-term application, the transurethral catheter for permanent use has to meet particularly stringent quality criteria for minimising the risk of infection. Because we specialise in the material “medical silicone”, we avoid the frequent problems associated with latex catheters such as migration and allergic reactions.

The transurethral permanent catheter is used for

  • bladder emptying disorders with high residual urine levels or urinary retention
  • urinary diversions during surgery
  • fluid balancing for monitoring kidney function
  • bladder irrigation after bladder or prostate surgery
  • urinary incontinence
Transurethral Permanent Indwelling Catheters