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Challenges of catheter associated urinary tract infection: is prevention better than cure?

Catheterisation is a common medical procedure in which a catheter (a hollow flexible tube) is inserted into the bladder in order to facilitate the drainage of urine. Catheters are usually passed into the bladder via the urethra, either to be...

Ugo Fix Catheter Strap

The Ugo Fix Catheter Strap provides comfortable, secure fixation for patients with urethral catheters, suprapubic catheters and sheath systems. Available in a range of sizes and fully adjustable, the Ugo Fix Catheter Strap benefits from silicone technology. This ensures a...

Mediplus Catheter Exchange Kit

The dedicated guidewire assists in changing either urethral or suprapubic catheters. This provides greater confidence in placing the new catheter in the correct position. The kit includes: One Open Tip Foley Catheter One syringe filled with 10% Aqueous Glycerine Solution...

Ugo Fix Gentle (catheter clip)

The Ugo Fix Gentle provides effective fixation at the bifurcation of the catheter, reducing pain and trauma caused by urethral friction. Created with skin-friendly silicone technology, the re-adhesive gel pad features a revolving clip - allowing the catheter to move...

Mediplus 2-Way Foley Silicone Catheter Kits

100% pure silicone, available in; 8Fr, 12Fr, 14Fr, 16Fr, 18Fr, closed tip and open tip variants. Integrated balloon reduces cuffing, providing better patient comfort during removal. Open tip and integrated balloon not available on the 8Fr. Set contains: One Foley...

NEW UltraSmooth Aqua ISC Catheter with Water Sachet

UltraSmooth Aqua Catheter with water sachet is an exciting new development from Peak Medical. The integral water sachet activates the hydrophilic coated catheter making it easy to use and ready to go. The staggered heat polished eyes provide an exceptionally...

‘One team’: our experience teaching catheter care and difficult urethral catheterisation to NHS Nightingale Hospital London volunteer staff members

The NHS Nightingale Hospital London was launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In mid-March 2020, the predicted scale of the pandemic was uncertain and there was concern that COVID-19 might overwhelm existing intensive care unit (ICU) capacity within weeks....

NEW UltraSmooth Aqua Tiemann Tip Catheter with Water Sachet

Designed specifically for males the new UltraSmooth Aqua Tiemann Tip Catheter with water sachet has a curved, angled upward tip to assist in negotiating the upward bend in the male urethra. This feature also assists with the passage of the...

Peak Medical – new additions to our catheter range

UltraSmooth Tapered Tip Meatal Dilator / UltraSmooth Aqua Tiemann Tip Catheter / UltraSmooth Aqua ISC Nelaton Catheter

A Revolution in your hands: Wellspect launch innovative new female catheter

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).

Innovative catheter receives “bacteria-phobic™” claim approval from notified body: positive evaluation affirms device resistance to bacterial colonisation

Camstent Ltd’s coated catheter, which has been developed to limit attachment of bacteria to its surfaces, a known source of Catheter Acquired Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI), has been awarded approval...

Comparison of the microbiological milieu of CIC patients

Children performing clean intermittent catheterisation (CIC) have a higher risk of bacteriuria. This occasionally can lead to full urinary tract infection (UTI) which can influence long-term renal function. Hydrophilic catheters are said to be less traumatic to the urothelium and...