Ultimate “How to” guide on Libra Sheath
The Libra Sheath is available in a range of styles and sizes and is designed to help men manage their incontinence. Using only the highest quality, latex-free materials and adhesives, the Libra Sheath is a practical, comfortable and reliable means of
continence care. Although the Libra Sheath or condom catheter can be daunting to new users, and can raise many questions.
So, here is your very own ‘How to’ guide on our Libra Sheath, answering any questions you may have asked or wondered.
How Does a Condom Catheter Work?
A condom catheter is a rubber sheath that is put over your penis. The condom is attached to a tube. Urine drains through the tube and into a drainage bag. A condom catheter drains your urine without putting a catheter into your bladder via your urethra.
Read more about “What is a Condom Catheter or Sheath & Why Would you Use One?” here.
How to Use / Wear a Condom Catheter or Sheath
Watch this handy video to ensure you are using the Libra Sheath correctly.
You can also download our useful Libra Sheath User Guide.
How To Remove My Condom Catheter Without Discomfort
The Libra Sheath can be removed with warm soapy water. However, if you find the removal uncomfortable or have stubborn build up of adhesive you can utilise a medical adhesive remover that will gently remove the condom catheter without leaving any sticky residue behind.
How To Get Help If I am Experiencing Difficulty With My Condom Catheter
Our independent Nightingale Nurse team are available to assess and provide unbiased product advice to ensure the condom catheter you are using is the best for you. If you are experiencing difficulties with your sheath system contact the Nightingale Nurse Team who will be able to help and support you.
How Can I help Prevent an Infection?
Infections due to bacterial growth are a common problem with many types of indwelling catheters. The use of a condom catheter or sheath helps prevent this. Condom catheters are less likely to lead to a UTI or bladder infection due to this type of bacterial growth because it is easier to change and clean them on a much more regular basis.
To prevent infection make sure you:
- Use a new condom catheter every day.
- Wash your hands with soap and water before and after doing catheter care.
- Remove the condom catheter and wash your penis at least once a day, after doing this always replace the condom catheter, remember they are Single Use.
How To Order and Contact Us
You can order your continence prescription items through our Nightingale Home Delivery Service here.
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