Help minimise the risk of infection with no-touch catheterisation
GentleCath™ Hydrophilic coated catheters deliver a simple, complete start-to-finish user experience that is designed to minimise the risk of infection for catheter users:
In-pack sterile water sachet to activate the hydrophilic coating
Wall attachment for storage during hand washing and preparation
No-touch handling strip for catheterisation without touching the catheter
GentleCath™ Intermittent Catheters - helping to make the transition back to everyday life simple and safe
The GentleCath™ Hydrophilic coated catheter is simple to use without direct hand contact from start to finish. It includes a sterile water sachet, wall attachment and no-touch handling strip which allows it to be prepared, used and discarded without the need for direct hand contact with the catheter.
It is coated with a hydrophilic polymer that reacts with water to create a smooth, slippery coating on the surface of the catheter. This helps to reduce the pain, pressure and discomfort sometimes associated with the catheterisation process.
The combination of no-touch functionality and low-friction hydrophilic coating minimises the risk of infection for catheter users and makes self-catheterisation as comfortable as possible.
Intermittent catheter users are at an increased risk of urinary tract infections caused by bacteria in the urine. A user who touches the catheter before insertion can introduce bacteria into the bladder.1 In addition to hand washing and good personal hygiene, no-touch catheterisation is proven to reduce the risk of urinary tract infections.
GentleCath™ Hydrophilic coated catheters come in a wide range of sizes (CH/Fr 08 – 18), both male and female lengths and straight and Coudé tip to meet the patients’ needs. Click here to view the product range.
Watch the following video to learn more and see how to prepare the GentleCath™ Hydrophilic coated intermittent catheter for use.
For more information, please contact our customer service at 1800 339 412.