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180 Medical Product News: GentleCath Glide

GentleCath Glide Product News

If you haven’t already heard about or tried Convatec’s GentleCath™ Glide hydrophilic catheters, you may want to learn about this convenient, quick, and clean way to self-cath.

At 180 Medical, we love sharing news about the latest and greatest products from the many brands, types, and sizes we carry. Check out our latest product news all about GentleCath™ Glide catheters.

All About the GentleCath™ Glide Catheter

The Glide catheter is a new low-friction hydrophilic catheter with some very unique technology. It’s available in unisex male length with a straight tip and female length. These lengths can also work for children and adolescents because it’s available in French sizes as small as 8 Fr.

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Plus, it’s available in unisex/male length with a coudé tip.

Coudé catheters are ideal for users who have difficulty inserting a standard straight insertion tip. The curve or bend in the tip often helps bypass urethral strictures, obstructions, and other issues such as an enlarged prostate.

FeelClean Technology™: What Makes the Glide Catheter Unique

So, what else makes the Glide catheters so unique? Why is it such a popular option for many catheter users? One thing that sets it apart is FeelClean Technology™. Keep reading to learn more about the different features of FeelClean Technology™ in the GentleCath Glide™.

Built-In Hydrophilic Technology

First, the Convatec GentleCath™ Glide hydrophilic catheter is the first and only with built-in hydrophilic technology rather than added-on. That means even if the catheter starts to dry out, it never gets sticky.

Other manufacturers often use PVP, a component in types of glue, in coated hydrophilic catheters. Convatec is the only company that uses embedded hydrophilic technology instead, so each PVP-free Glide catheter will not get sticky during use.

built in hydrophilic properties of gentlecath glide

Less Mess, Less Residue

Standard coated hydrophilic catheters often swell as they absorb water. This can create a messy residue that gets sticky and can leave behind a mess during the withdrawal of the catheter. The GentleCath™ catheter with FeelClean Technology™ doesn’t take as much effort to remove, leaving less mess and residue behind.

Comfort and Ease of Use

The Glide catheter is a fast and easy option for those who want a comfortable, super-smooth catheterization experience from start to finish.

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Its insertion tip is rounded and smooth to keep insertion comfortable.

And it’s so easy and fast to use too! Thanks to its low-friction hydrophilic properties embedded in the catheter, all you have to do is break the included water sachet to instantly activate it with no wait time. It’s ready to use as soon as you’re ready to go.

rounded insertion tip of gentlecath glide

Game-Changing Relief

Because the Glide never gets gummy or sticky, it’s easier to insert and withdraw.

In fact, a recent study indicates that catheters with FeelClean Technology™ take 24% less effort than the leading coated catheter to withdraw completely. It also takes 39% less force to get moving.

May Help Reduce UTIs from Hand Contamination

Additionally, the No-Touch guide sleeve helps simplify insertion while reducing the risk of contamination from your hands. This may help reduce the risk of recurring urinary tract infections (UTIs). Plus, it keeps catheterization less messy.

The packaging also includes a convenient sticker on the back so you can hang the catheter on the wall or against the bathroom stall until you’re ready for catheterization.

gentlecath glide package sticker

More GentleCath™ Glide Product Features

  • Manufactured without DEHP or latex
  • PVP-free
  • No-Touch handling sleeve to minimize the risk of infection
  • Water sachet included for quick activation
  • FeelClean Technology™ with embedded hydrophilic properties

180 medical customer review of female gentlecath glide

How to Use the GentleCath™ Glide Catheter

GentleCath™ offers a fully customizable catheter video training guide. You can choose from instructions for adults, children, or parent/caregiver as well as options between male, female, and whether you are a wheelchair-user or not.

Once you have selected the options that fit your situation best, a personalized video will be ready for you to watch, offering step-by-step instructions for this easy-to-use hydrophilic catheter.

In addition, here are some basics of how to use a GentleCath™ hydrophilic Glide catheter.

  1. First, prepare for catheterization by washing your hands or putting on gloves. Then use a disinfecting wipe around the urethral area.
  2. Next, make sure the included sterile water sachet is near the funnel end of the catheter. Then break the sachet by pressing on the blue guide dot.
  3. Let the water coat the entire tube from end to tip. Now, your GentleCath Glide is ready to use with no waiting or setting a timer!
  4. Open the package by peeling apart the easy-open tabs.
  5. Be sure to handle the catheter by the funnel and the blue No-Touch sleeve as you insert it, which will help reduce the risk of contaminating the catheter with your hands.

For step-by-step information about how to catheterize, visit, which offers instructions for men, women, and children in all options from straight, hydrophilic, and closed systems.

Also, feel free to contact us at 180 Medical. One of our friendly Product Specialists can help. Plus, we offer one-of-a-kind instructional materials that can be sent to you with your order, including printed color brochures and a DVD.

Which GentleCath™ catheters does 180 Medical carry?

180 Medical is proud to carry the full catheter product line from GentleCath, including GentleCath straight catheters, GentleCath coudé catheters, GentleCath hydrophilic catheters, GentleCath closed system catheters, and more.

How can I find a catheter that’s right for me?

Contact 180 Medical to speak to one of our trained, friendly specialists.

We’ll listen to what you want and need in a catheter. Then, we’ll help you customize an order that’s just right for you.

Additionally, we can send you free catheter samples, including free GentleCath samples. Just contact us today!

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About the Author
180 Medical Product News: GentleCath Glide
Jessica is the Sr. Marketing Specialist at 180 Medical, and she has been with the company for 15 years. She loves getting to be creative in her role and hearing from customers about the positive impact we've made on their lives.

Outside of work, you can find her hanging out with her husband and their dogs or browsing garden centers (where she will almost certainly buy another houseplant she doesn't really need).