Wellspect have been innovators in catheterisation since developing the world’s first hydrophilic catheter. Now the Swedish company look to revolutionise the way women learn and perform intermittent self-catheterisation (ISC). Wellspect are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new female catheter LoFric® Elle™.
LoFric Elle is the world’s first intermittent catheter with an L-shaped handle that offers a new way to catheterise that is easy to teach, learn and perform. It might seem like a little thing but the angle changes everything for both female patients learning ISC and the healthcare professionals who are teaching them:
- A better reach: the handle provides extra length that enables users to reach better
- A better view: unobstructed by their hand the users’ line of sight is vastly improved when learning to catheterise with a mirror
- A better aim: The Elle’s ergonomic design improves the users ability to aim and control insertion into the urethra.
Like the rest of the LoFric range, Elle shares Wellspect’s unique Urotonic™ Surface Technology for low friction and maximal comfort.
The new catheter has already been a big hit with the healthcare professionals who have seen it. Take the example of Continence lead - Jessica Burton: “When teaching ISC – LoFric Elle’s handle will give my patients freedom to go on their own. They can work it out themselves, where everything is and how it works ….
The handle offers privacy and dignity. It restores a woman’s confidence. These things matter.”
LoFric Elle is available on the NHS drug tariff throughout the UK from May 1st.
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