Why is a condom cath also called a Texas Cath?

  1. 0 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.
  2. Visit  lcapNICU_RN profile page

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    From 'Houston'; 28 Years Old; Joined Oct '09; Posts: 133; Likes: 8.

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  3. Visit  Orange Tree profile page
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    Where are you from that they call it that? I'm from Texas, and I've never heard it. Weird.
  4. Visit  Flo. profile page
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    I never heard that either.
  5. Visit  lcapNICU_RN profile page
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    I'm in texas, but one of my instructors is from Boston and that is where they used to say that.
  6. Visit  LuxCalidaNP profile page
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    HA 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...
  7. Visit  ckh23 profile page
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    I'm in Jersey and I call it a Texas cath, but I have no idea why it's called that.
  8. Visit  General E. Speaking, RN profile page
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    I'm from Texas and have heard them called that. Sorry, cannot offer any insight as to the origin of the name.
  9. Visit  llg profile page
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    I 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)
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  10. Visit  sevensonnets profile page
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    In 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.
  11. Visit  inferno profile page
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    I 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
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  12. Visit  EmergencyNrse profile page
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    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
  13. Visit  dishes profile page
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    Texas catheter is a trademark name for the male external catheter that was manufactured by Kendall, the condom is now available through Covidien [FONT=AdvPSSAB-R][FONT=AdvPSSAB-R]http://www.kendallhq.com/kendallhealthcare/pageBuilder.aspx?topicID=154729&breadcrumbs=0:1216 23,81033:0,154726:0

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    [FONT=AdvPSSAB-R]My guess is, the trademark name is used interchangeably with the generic terms condom catheter or male external catheter, depending on location and past exposure to the Kendall brand.

    [FONT=AdvPSSAB-R]dishes


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  14. Visit  merlee profile page
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    Texas was a brand name, like earlier posters have mentioned.

    Why do we say Foley caths for indwelling caths? Brand name, again. Other firms make them, but we use the Foley interchangably w/indwelling.
    michelle126 and dishes like this.


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