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- by lcapNICU_RN Feb 21, '11Why is a Condem catheter also called a Texas cath? We were talking about it in class and the instructors could not agree on a reason.
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- Feb 21, '11 by Orange TreeWhere are you from that they call it that? I'm from Texas, and I've never heard it. Weird.
- Feb 21, '11 by Flo.I never heard that either.
- Feb 21, '11 by lcapNICU_RNI'm in texas, but one of my instructors is from Boston and that is where they used to say that.
- Feb 21, '11 by LuxCalidaRNHA haha, In Virginia some of the old nurses called them "texas caths," but I think it was more a term of flattery for the patients...
- Feb 21, '11 by ckh23I'm in Jersey and I call it a Texas cath, but I have no idea why it's called that.
- Feb 21, '11 by General E. Speaking, RNI'm from Texas and have heard them called that. Sorry, cannot offer any insight as to the origin of the name.
- Feb 21, '11 by llgI believe it was the name of the major manufacturer -- like calling a tissue a "Kleenex" when it was made by another company. A lot of products get to be known by the name of the company that makes them -- especially when the company name is printed prominently on the wrapper.
llg (age 55)
- Feb 21, '11 by sevensonnetsIn the dim recesses of my old nurse brain I seem to remember the word Texas actually being on the package. Either they were made in Texas or the manufacturer had Texas in its name.
- Feb 21, '11 by infernoI always thought it was because they were bigger in size to slip on external over the penis, since everything is bigger in texas, hence is where I thought the name came from