ConvaTec GentleCath - 16" Hydrophilic Catheter Kit is a funnel end straight tip hydrophilic coated catheter with an insertion sleeve, water sachet, and kit. Hydrophilic catheters help to reduce the rate of bacteriuria and long-term urethral complications such as urethral strictures. These catheter kits are easy to travel with because everything needed to catheterize is included in one compact carrying package. French Size: 18 Fr. Box of 10.
GentleCath Hydrophilic Intermittent catheters include polished and rounded eyelets (minimizes friction) and insertion sleeve. The insertion sleeve allows for a near germ-free approach to catheter preparation and helps further reduce potential UTI's.
Why chose hydrophilic catheters? Each catheter is coated with a hydrophilic polymer that reacts with water to become super smooth and slippery to fully lubricate the catheter. This coating remains on the catheter during the entire catheterization process, from insertion to withdrawal. When compared to uncoated catheters, hydrophilic catheters are proven to be a help in reducing the risk of urinary tract infections (UTI's).
Each kit includes a urine collection bag, antiseptic pad, pair of latex free gloves, underpad, and intermittent catheter with water sachet and an irrigation sleeve.