how to pack compact intermittent catheters

Pack a “smart kit”

What to pack for when you’re away from home.

What to pack for your bladder issues

Compact intermittent catheters don’t take up much space in your bag. But when you are away from home you may want to bring more than just your catheters to ensure that you can catheterise in a safe and convenient way regardless of the bathroom facilities.

So when you are at work, travelling, doing sports or socialising, make sure that you have everything you could possibly need - even if you were to have ‘an accident’.

Ideas for what you could pack - depending on your needs:

  • Catheters (always pack extra)
  • Extra underwear and maybe extra pants
  • Disposable gloves
  • Wet wipes / towelettes
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Hand-held mirror
  • Plastic bags (for used accessories, used catheters or wet garments)
  • Absorbent pads or liners in case of unexpected leakage
  • A bottle of water
  • Paper towels or tissues
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