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Less waste and lower disposal costs
Like many other medical products, catheters can only be used once. Every patient has to place an intermittent catheter about five times a day, which is why just as many catheters end up in the waste every day. The same applies to the patient’s stay in your facility after surgery or for rehabilitation. Therefore, the amount of litter affects them personally as well as your facility. Waste is a challenge for all of us.
*Please consider your local regulations for recycling.
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