SMTL Medical Disposable Datacard

3-way catheter

All Wales Contract: Urology products
Sterility Status: Sterile.
Usage Status: Single use.


The catheter consists of a long piece of transparent tubing with a closed tip containing 2 holes (known also as 'eyes') and a deflated balloon at one end and 3 connectors at the other. 2 of the connectors are simple ports and the other is a non-return valve.


Key areas where used

  • Theatre
  • Wards

Method of use

Used following urological surgery in order to prevent blood clotting and maintain fluid flow from the bladder. The catheter is inserted into the bladder via the urethra and the ballon inflated (using a syringe of sterile water into the non-return valve) to keep the catheter in place. The second connector is attached to the irrigation fluid bag. The irrigation fluid enters the catheter, flows through the tube into the bladder and any drained fluid flows back down the catheter. Drained fluid is collected in a 3L drainage bag which is attached to the third connector at the end of the catheter.


Individually wrapped in a peel pouch

Sizes Required

  • Long catheter, 18 to 24CH


Coding System Code Description
NSV FSS825/FSS460 Catheter urethral self-retaining, 30 ml balloon, 3-way (irrigating), 24CH
NSV FSS464 Catheter urethral self-retaining, 30 ml balloon, 3-way (irrigating)Teflon-coated latex, 20CH

Example products

The following table lists examples of products known to be acceptable for this product description.

Brand Name Product Code Manufacturer
Eschmann 4184130 Smiths Medical Distribution

Revision Details

Editor Peter Phillips
Revision No 1.4
Revision date 2005/09/15

Please inform SMTL of any inaccuracies noted or changes requiredin this datacard.


This datacard has been prepared as an aid to contracting forpurchasers in the NHS in Wales, and shouldnot be used as a substitute for literature, instructions or training from the manufacturersof the devices.

Products mentioned in this datacard are for illustration purposes onlyand should not be seen as an endorsement of these products.

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