The ResQ Catheter System offers a unique solution for cHRONIC retention suffererS.


When a person loses control of a basic bodily function, the impact is significant and far-reaching. Living with urinary retention or incontinence can lead to loss of independence as well as other physical and emotional problems. The condition cannot only be painful and uncomfortable; it can also be a source of embarrassment. Unfortunately, the available treatment choices are limited – and for some these remedies are associated with serious health complications.

Urinary retention is significant and continues to grow with an aging population. 

Total US retention patients are estimated to be an average of  1 million annually and this number continues to expand. There are over 166,000 Spina Bifida patients with the addition of  1,500  more per  year, Benign Prostate Hyperplasia patients number over 250,000 annually and 10 % of them develop retention. Multiple Sclerosis annual patient counts are 403,630 plus, of which 21% utilize intermittent catheters.

It is noted that 6 in 1000 men will develop some form of urinary retention and  7 in 100,000 women will develop some form of urinary retention each year. 

 The usual solution for these sufferers are intermittent catheters which cause daily and multiple lifestyle disruptions as well as many other potential problems associated with healthcare.

Urinary incontinence is very common.

  Worldwide, over 200 million people suffer from some form of urinary incontinence caused by a variety of health conditions. Many of the existing treatments are simply unable to address the condition without inflicting pain, discomfort and inconvenience to the user.

The most common remedy for incontinence is the use of adult diapers or pads. It is estimated that 80% of all sufferers use diapers, which limit freedom and have a negative impact on personal hygiene and body image.

The remaining 20% of sufferers use bladder-invasive Foley type catheters with leg bags, catheters and condom catheters. Besides the fact that urine bags are inconvenient, the use of these devices can also result in additional medical complications.

There’s a Better Solution.


The ResQ Catheter will help sufferers restore a sense of control while returning to an active life. The ResQ Catheter System is a patented system of apparatuses that provide a means of solving a user’s urinary retention problems or incontinence problems .

The ResQ Catheter was not invented by a leading physician or large corporation; the ResQ was invented and patented by Al Barnett, a urinary retention sufferer of 30 + years. This technology is unlike anything else that is currently on the market.

We encourage you to learn more about Control Flo Medical and the ResQ Catheter System.