Why 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.
Feb 21, '11
Called a "Texas Hat" not cath. That's old-school 80's early 90's
It was a "hat" for post-op urine collection where a indwelling was not necessary.
The pt. would void into the "hat" (condom cath)and you could measure urinary output. The overall description carried over to anyone using a condom cath.
Last edit by EmergencyNrse on Feb 21, '11