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News: BD Ready-to-Use Hydrophilic Catheters

BD Ready to Use Hydrophilic Catheters Product News

At 180 Medical, we love providing you with the newest and highest-quality catheter supplies. We also regularly inform you any time new products become available. Have you heard about the new BD hydrophilic catheters?

BD (Becton, Dickinson, and Company) has developed a new line of Ready-to-Use Hydrophilic Catheters. Keep reading to learn more about these new catheters.

All About BD Ready-to-Use Hydrophilic Catheters

BD Ready-to-Use Catheters feature a PVP hydrophilic coating that is slippery smooth for a comfortable catheterization. But you might be wondering if it’s a hydrophilic catheter, how is it ready to use? Don’t most hydrophilic catheters require activation by a water solution or an included packet?

These convenient, travel-ready hydrophilic catheters are pre-activated in a water solution inside their foil packaging. You’ll never have to worry about carrying additional catheter lubricant packets. Your catheter is ready to use as soon as you’re ready to cath.

Also, each catheter, no matter the length, comes with its own insertion aid, which is a plastic sleeve you can use for a no-touch catheterization.

BD Hydrophilic Catheter with Insertion Aid


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BD Ready-to-Use Hydrophilic Catheters’ Features

Here are some more great features of the BD TRU catheters you should know.

  • Pre-hydrated, ready-to-use hydrophilic catheter
  • Available in male, female, and pediatric lengths and sizes
  • Straight or coudé tip available in male length
  • Package includes adhesive hanging sticker
  • Color-coded funnel for easy French size identification
  • Heat-polished drainage eyelets
  • Not made with BPA, phthalates, DEHP, or natural rubber latex
  • Includes insertion aid sleeve for no-touch insertion, including female and pediatric sizes
  • Easy-open foil packaging

Available with straight or coude tip in male length

BD Ready-to-Use Hydrophilic Catheter Lengths

The new BD Ready-to-Use Hydrophilic Catheters are available in all lengths to suit men, women, and children. If you need a male length or female length hydrophilic catheter, BD offers options with a straight insertion tip.

The male length BD hydrophilic catheters are 16 inches long, while the BD female length hydrophilic catheters are 7.5 inches long.

Plus, BD offers a male length coudé catheter option for users who have difficulty passing straight catheters. The coudé tip is tapered, which may help the catheter get through difficult passages in the urethra, whether due to an enlarged prostate, urethral strictures, or other obstructions.
In addition, if you have an adolescent, teen, or child who requires a pediatric French size catheter, BD offers a 10-inch long pediatric hydrophilic catheter option as well.

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180 Medical is proud to offer BD RTU Hydrophilic Catheters, along with many other high-quality catheter brands and types.

BD Hydrophilic Catheter Product Numbers and Sizes

Take a look at the below chart, which includes product numbers, lengths, and available French sizes.

BD Male Hydrophilic Catheters

Item Number French Size
RTU12M 12 Fr (Straight Tip)
RTU14M 14 Fr (Straight Tip)
RTU16M 16 Fr (Straight Tip)
RTU12C 12 Fr (Coudé Tip)
RTU14C 14 Fr (Coudé Tip)
RTU16C 16 Fr (Coudé Tip)

BD Female Hydrophilic Catheters

Item Number French Size
RTU10F 10 Fr
RTU12F 12 Fr
RTU14F 14 Fr

BD Pediatric Hydrophilic Catheters

Item Number French Size
RTU06P 6 Fr
RTU08P 8 Fr
RTU10P 10 Fr

To determine which French size or length is right for your anatomy, talk with your prescribing doctor.

How to Catheterize with Hydrophilic Catheters

Do you want more information about how to use BD Ready-to-Use Catheters or another type of hydrophilic catheter option?

180 Medical is proud to be a resource for everything you need to know about catheterizing, including helpful articles on our blog for people who are new to using catheters.

Also, we offer online step-by-step catheterization instructions for men, women, and children at

Where to Buy BD Catheters

First, be sure to visit your doctor to get a prescription for your catheter needs. They can also determine what French size and type may work best for your anatomy.

Next, you need to find one of the best catheter companies that will go above and beyond for you. 180 Medical specializes in catheters with decades of experience in providing high-quality supplies and compassionate, personalized service.

We’ll treat your needs with respect and care while working quickly to get your order of catheter supplies to you.

Just contact us to get started. We’re ready to provide you with the products that can help turn your quality of life around.

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Disclaimer: This post is intended to provide a general understanding of this catheter product. It is not medical advice nor a product recommendation. Please consult your healthcare provider for any medical advice.

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News: BD Ready-to-Use Hydrophilic Catheters
Jessica is the Sr. Marketing Specialist at 180 Medical, and she has been with the company for over 14 years now. 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).