What is a Lubricath Catheter?
Lubricath catheters, made by Bard Medical, are catheters that have been engineered for superior performance. The word “Lubricath” refers to a unique hydrogel coating, which lines the outside of the catheter. Bard's hydrogel coating has the ability to both absorb moisture and provide the patient with a slick, cushioned gel barrier between the walls of the urethra and the latex catheter itself.
The hydrogel coating on the catheter allows the tubing to be more easily inserted and limits trauma caused to the patient. It also aides the caregiver in expediting the process, making the procedure an easier experience for them as well. Plus, the gel barrier lasts throughout use, and allows for easy removal of the catheter at a later time.
Available in both latex and latex-free versions, the Bard catheter with hydrogel is capable of accommodating most any patient. The hydrogel coating also contains anti-infectious properties, with the help of Bard’s Bacti-Guard silver alloy coating. This is designed to effectively prevent infections in the urethral track during catheter insertion or removal.
The Lubricath catheter by Bard is a versatile catheter that works for most patient’s needs, while facilitating urethral protection, making catheter procedures easier on caregivers and patients alike. Order your Lubricath catheter online today, or call to speak with one of our helpful Medical Supply Professionals for assistance at 1-888-687-4334.