ConvaTec GentleCath Tiemann - 16" Hydrophilic Intermittent Catheter with Insertion Kit is a funnel end coude tip catheter with an insertion sleeve, water sachet and kit. French Size: 14, 16. Box of 10.
Each kit includes: urine collection bag, antiseptic pad, pair of latex free gloves, underpad and intermittent catheter with water sachet and irrigation sleeve.
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 choose 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).