Putting peace of mind into self-catheterisation
For some individuals, starting intermittent catheterisation can be a cause of concern and anxiety. The GentleCath™ product range and support tools are designed to make this transition as smooth as possible, at every stage.
Refers to the regular insertion of a hollow plastic tube (a catheter) into the bladder to drain urine. You may also hear it referred to as intermittent catheterisation (IC) or
Intermittent self catheterisation (ISC). Catheterisation is done when your bladder is full, if you are unable to pass urine, or to drain any remaining urine if your bladder has not emptied completely.
GentleCath™ Glide, is an intermittent hydrophilic catheter designed to maximise ease of use and convenience. It is a low friction hydrophilic catheter, with a smooth, slippery surface and is designed to make catheterisation easier.
The catheter is made with unique FeelClean™ technology designed to reduce the residuals and mess left behind by catheterisation, so users can worry less about getting residue on their clothes, hands and body.
GentleCath™ Glide, is ready to use with no unnecessary delay. Users can start catheterising as soon as they break the water sachet and wet the length of the catheter – so it can be used quickly and discretely.
GentleCath™ Glide features a no-touch handling sleeve to help prevent contamination of the catheter with bacteria from the hands. No-touch sleeves, as found on GentleCath™ Glide, can help prevent contamination of the catheter. Hand washing and personal hygiene before and after you use the catheter are very important to reduce risk of Urinary Tract Infections (UTI’s).
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