SMTL Medical Disposable Datacard

Intermittent catheter

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


Also known as an 'in-out' or 'short-term drainage' or 'non self-retaining' catheter. Catheter consists of a piece of flexible, transparent tubing with a closed tip possessing 2 holes (or eyes) at one end and a funnel shaped port at the other. The colour of the port often corresponds to the catheter size. Some catheters possess a pre-lubricated coating, some are unlubricated and must be used with separate lubricant, whilst others are coated in a hydrophillic coating and must be soaked in water prior to use.


Key areas where used

  • Ward areas
  • Community

Method of use

The rounded end of the catheter is inserted directly into the bladder when urine drainage is required. The distal port is connected to a drainage bag for collection of the fluid.The catheter is removed immediately after use.


Individually packaged in a peel pouch

Sizes Required

  • 10/12 CH for females
  • 12-16 CH for males
  • 6-10 CH for paediatrics


Coding System Code Description
NSV FST402/403/404/405/1331 Catheter urethral pre-lubricated non self-retaining,short, female, 2 side eyes, plastics, sterile to BS EN 616 8/10/12/14/16 CH
NSV FSS302/303/304 Catheter urethral non self-retaining, long, male, 2 side eyes, plastics, sterile to BS EN 10/12/14 CH
NSV FST530/399/066/067/068/071 Catheter urethral pre-lubricated non self-retaining, long, male, 2 side eyes, plastics, sterile to BS EN 8/10/12/14/16/18 CH
NSV FSS057/265 Catheter urethral pre-lubricated non self-retaining, short,female, 2 side eyes, plastics, sterile to BS EN 12/14 CH

Example products

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

Brand Name Product Code Manufacturer
Conveen Easicath 5354 Coloplast Ltd

Revision Details

Editor Peter Phillips
Revision No 1.8
Revision date 2006/07/10

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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