CompactCath was designed at Stanford University by a team of physicians and engineers along with a group of urologists, nurses and catheter users. It is a unique, first of its kind compact intermittent urinary catheter. It is designed to provide maximum privacy in social settings, for both male and female.
Key features of CompactCath:
Fits discreetly in your pocket or the palm of your hand.
Pre-lubricated hygiene sheath.
Non-touch insertion for additional sterility.
Flow control funnel allows drainage from the bladder only when you’re ready.
Our instructions distinctly displays a step by step process (with images) on how to properly hold the device, catheterize, and quickly coil the tube back in it’s container. Visit the page by clicking here.
1. Peel open the pouch and remove the catheter.
2. Hold the catheter by the rim. Reveal the tip of the catheter by holding onto the sheath and gently pull the catheter out of its case.
3. Advance the catheter by pressing down on the handle while sliding the sheath until the catheter reaches the bladder.
4. When the catheter is securely placed in the bladder, aim the catheter in the desired location and unplug the funnel by pushing it outwards.
5. Once drained, slowly remove the catheter from the urethra.
6. Coil it back into the case, dispose of it discreetly and hygienically.
Yes! CompactCath is pre-lubricated with silicone oil, which allows smooth insertion into the urethra.
Silicone oil is not as thick or slippery as traditional KY Jelly (or hydrophilic coatings), but works the same way. With this type of lubrication, it reduces mess, as no residual remains on the body or clothes.
Most find the current lubrication levels sufficient and convenient. For those who require more, you may use additional lubrication as you see fit.
Before inserting the catheter, make sure that the funnel located in the center of the case is plugged. This will prevent urine from flowing until you’re ready to drain.
When you’re ready to drain, unplug the funnel by pushing it outwards towards the location you wish to drain. Be sure to aim carefully as urine will start flowing immediately after releasing the funnel.
At this time, CompactCath does not have an attachable receptacle nor does it support extensions or drainage bag connections. This feature is in our product pipeline and we will update you as soon as this option is available.
We find that draining directly into a plastic jug works well for a temporary fix. Most of our users drain directly into the toilet!
Your samples will be shipped after we’ve verified your address, either via email or text.After receiving confirmation, we’ll ship your samples within 1 business days, and from then you’ll receive them in 4-5 days. Once shipped, we’ll send you your tracking number via email so can view detailed updates on USPS.com
Because we use a special silicone oil, it’s not gummy or cloudy. The catheter tube is pre-lubricated, and additional silicone oil is contained within the sheath, lubricating the catheter as it is pulled out, ensuring smooth insertion.
To minimize spillage, we’ve integrated a flow control funnel into CompactCath..
When you’re ready to drain, unplug the funnel by pushing it outwards towards the location you wish to drain. Urine will start flowing immediately after releasing the funnel, so be sure to aim carefully before unplugging.
A distributor, or supplier, is an agency that works with different insurance companies to provide medical supplies, like CompactCath, to patients. They work to find the best reimbursement based on your insurance policy.
When getting CompactCath reimbursed through insurance, we only need a few pieces of information. First, we’ll need the insurance information-- company, member ID, and date of birth (DOB). Next, (although not necessary) we do ask for the physician or urologist’s name and number so that the distributor can confirm your prescription with them.
The cost through insurance will vary depending on your specific insurance policy. We do recommend asking your doctor to include the CompactCath reference number on the prescription. You can obtain this by giving us a call or sending us a text at 650-468-2661
The catheter case is composed of two rotating discs, so holding or pinching the body of the case stops the discs from rotating and prevents the catheter from being released. Instead of holding the catheter by its body, users should hold the catheter by the rim.