Coloplast SpeediCath catheters have a special coating that makes the catheter easy to insert and remove. The coating is called "hydrophilic" and it is made of three elements. There is a base coating which helps make the coating uniform. The base coating is evenly distributed so even when you remove the catheter, the base coating doesn't rub off with insertion which makes the withdraw less traumatic on sensitive tissues.
The next element is the top coating. It is a uniform coating that covers the entire catheter. The coating allows for the optimal level of water absorption. This makes the surface of the Coloplast SpeediCath extremely smooth which helps to minimize friction. The SpeediCath always feels slick, even when you need to cath several times a day.
The third element is that the SpeediCath catheter is kept in a sterile saline solution so the coating is always perfectly hydrated. This ensures the catheter is always ready for use. The fact that SpeediCath is instantly available and ready means this catheter is perfect for travel, spending the day out of the house, any time convenience is needed. The several compact versions of the SpeediCath are even easier to carry and conceal, like the Coloplast SpeediCath - Compact Male Hydrophilic Intermittent Catheter Set
. Using a catheter doesn't have to be an ordeal and Coloplast has made great strides in creating catheters that are gentle and easy to use safely, anywhere, even a public bathroom.
Coloplast SpeediCath goes a step further than some catheter manufacturers, they use polished eyelets to create a smooth edge all around the eyelets so friction and damage is minimized. The catheter is designed to be inserted with the least possible amount of damage or discomfort to your urethra. The catheter needs to be comfortable to insert but it must also be comfortable to withdraw. Coloplast SpeediCath achieves this with the consistent base coating, optimal top coating, always ready saline solution, as well as polished eyelets in every one of their catheters and that includes the hydrophilic catheters.
Coloplast SpeediCath is available in several different styles to meet your specific needs. They have full length catheters that are packaged in a standard format. SpeediCath also has choices for compact styles that can easily be carried in a pocket, purse, or backpack. It is important to note that the SpeediCath catheters that are labeled as "Male" are not necessarily only for men. Many women find it easier to use the "Male" catheters since they are significantly longer, 14" compared to 6". The Coloplast SpeediCath - 14" Male Hydrophilic Intermittent Catheter
can be used by anyone. This can be helpful when you are using your catheter from a wheelchair or if you just prefer the extra length for ease of use. The catheters that are labeled as "Female" would be difficult to use as a male, like the Coloplast SpeediCath - Compact Female Hydrophilic Intermittent Catheter
, this is because the male urethra is much longer than the female.
If you are having problems with insertion, the Coloplast SpeediCath are available in Coude tip. The Coloplast SpeediCath 14" Male Hydrophilic Coude Intermittent Catheter
is slightly bent at the tip to navigate around scar tissue, an enlarged prostate, or other obstruction.The standard tip is straight but for some people Coude tip helps to make insertion easier and a more consistent experience.
What do Coloplast SpeediCath Hydrophilic Catheters Feature?
- Base Coating - Insures even coating so the lubrication is in place even when catheter is withdrawn
- Top Coating - Helps to maintain the perfect level of water absorption so the surface is smooth
- Saline Solution - The catheter is always ready to use, right out of the package
- Eyelets - Fully polished eyelets reduce urethra stress and damage by reducing friction caused by rough unpolished edges
- All Coloplast SpeediCath Catheters are a one time use product and are not meant to be reused. They should be discarded after every use and a new unopened catheter should be used every time