What if I’m in a public bathroom?

What if I’m in a public restroom?

Learn how to go about catheterization when you have to do it outside your own home

Randal: Discretion in catheterization is important to me because people don't need to know how you're going to the toilet or what differences you have compared to everyone else. There are a lot of people out there that I pass on the street every day that I wouldn’t know have the same issues, and they have no idea that I do either. Being able to pop a catheter in my pocket and just go to the toilet and use it like anyone else frees up your lifestyle and means you can get out of the house and not be stuck at home. Or, wondering how long you'll be until you get to the next toilet.
catheterisation hygiene rules

The same rules of hygiene apply everywhere – both at home and on the go. If you need to touch anything after you wash your hands — the door (or the hand rims, if you’re in a wheel chair) —it’s important to use hand-sanitizing gel or wash again. Many people find it helpful to keep needed supplies in a bag. It’s also a good idea to keep extra supplies in the car or at work.

Remember, users performing intermittent self-catheterization should follow the advice of their healthcare provider.

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