A new urinary catheter with a novel design has been cleared by the FDA. The PerfIC Cath was designed by J. Glen House, a C7 quadriplegic with poor finger control, and commercialized by Adapta Medical of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Though especially useful for people in a wheelchair and others with disabilities, it may just as well be beneficial for others using urinary catheters.
The device has an attached urine collection bag and the catheter is automatically lubricated as it’s pulled out from its housing.
Some of the device’s features according to Adapta:
- An easy-open package, gripping device and unique sheath that makes self-cathing easy, even with limited dexterity
- A patented gripping device and hydrophilic coating to ensure even and complete catheter lubrication with easy passage into the bladder
- An introducer tip, which bypasses high levels of bacteria to reduce the risk of infection
- A cleaner experience. The catheters are enclosed in a protective sheath that keeps fluid from touching the user, nearly eliminating mess and ensuring easy disposal
Here’s the inventor of the new catheter explaining all the details of using the PerfIC Cath:
Product page: PerfIC Cath…
Via: Adapta Medical…