We love to keep you informed on the newest catheter and ostomy products on the market, so you can stay in the know about the latest technology and see when something might fit your needs. Take a look at some of the details on Cure Medical’s new hydrophilic intermittent catheter made just for kids!
What Should I Know About the Cure Pediatric Hydrophilic Catheter?
Does your child have a condition that requires intermittent catheterization? Whether they are ready to self-cath on their own or if you or another parent or guardian is in charge of their catheterization regimen, it helps to have an intermittent catheter that simplifies your routine.
The Cure Pediatric Hydrophilic Catheter has been specifically designed with kids and their parents/caregivers in mind.
More About the Features of the Cure Pediatric Hydro
As a parent or caregiver, you already have plenty to worry about. The catheter your child uses should not be one of those worries. The Cure Pediatric Hydrophilic Catheter doesn’t have any of the scary chemicals people try to avoid these days, such as DEHP, BPA, and natural rubber latex.
This hydrophilic catheter for children makes cathing less messy. Its water-activated coating lubricates the catheter, which helps reduce friction during catheterization.
Plus, this hydrophilic catheter facilitates no-touch catheterization, thanks to its textured gripper. You can advance and control the catheter without having to touch the tube itself, which may help minimize the risk of infection. Also, the tube itself does not kink when it is bent.
- Pediatric length (10 inches)
- Available in French sizes from 8 to 14
- Made with high-quality materials (no DEHP, BPA, or rubber latex)
- Polished eyelets
- Textured gripper for better hand control and hygiene
- Hydrophilic coating for smooth friction-free insertion
- Sterile, single-use
How Do I Use the Cure Pediatric Hydrophilic Catheter?
Thanks to Cure Medical, you can use these instructions for a basic understanding of how to cath with the Cure Pediatric Hydrophilic Catheter.
- Wash hands and gather any accessories your child may need in addition to the hydrophilic catheter, such as disinfecting wipes or gloves. Position everything so that you’re ready. Make sure your child is in the best position for catheterization based on your healthcare professional’s directives.
- Prepare by using disinfecting wipes to clean the area prior to insertion. Additionally, you may wish to put on gloves or lay down a drape on your child’s lap for additional protection.
- Keep the catheter inside its packaging while pressing down on the included purified water packet. This distributes the water evenly over the length of the catheter to hydrate it and activate its lubrication coating. This should aid a comfortable insertion without a lot of mess.
- Open the catheter package and remove the paper over the adhesive. You can use this adhesive to hold the catheter to a vertical surface like a bathroom cabinet or wall.
- After catheterizing, dispose of the single-use catheter as well as any packaging or other trash.
For more information about the process of catheterization, 180 Medical offers a how-to-catheterize guide for kids. This includes directions for all catheters, including straight, hydrophilic, and closed system pediatric catheters.
Disclaimer: Please note this is for a general understanding of how to self-cath. Do not use this information in place of your healthcare professional’s recommendations. For personalized instructions, consult with your prescribing physician.
Which Cure Catheter Products Does 180 Medical Carry?
180 Medical is proud to carry a wide variety of Cure catheter products, including straight catheters, coudé catheters, hydrophilic catheters, closed system catheters, and more.
We also provide catheters from all of the major brands available on the market today.
How Can I Find the Right Catheter for My Child?
Ready to find the right catheter for your child? Your child’s doctor should be the first resource. They can evaluate your child’s condition and determine the best catheter option and French size for your child’s needs.
Next, contact 180 Medical to talk to one of our trained product specialists. We’ll be glad to provide free catheter samples, and we can also verify your insurance to determine if and how catheter products are covered on your health insurance plan.
We also offer a unique program we call the 180 Medical Kids Club, which we created just for families like yours to ease fears and help you and your child acclimate to the process of cathing. We’ll help you adjust to this new way of life with one-of-a-kind educational materials and fun activities (available in English and Spanish).