Male intermittent catheters
Single urinary catheterization
Based on IC techniques, single catheterization may be used to empty the bladder or obtain a urine sample from a patient which may not suffer from urine retention. It is generally a one-off catheterization performed by a nurse in a hospital. A new catheter is used for each catheterization.
Single catheterization is becoming the gold standard in European hospitals since it is the best way of preventing nosocomial (hospital-acquired) urinary tract infections. However, indwelling catheters are still used. The B. Braun solution to single catheterization is Actreen SafeSet®.
Single catheterization in hospital
20 years of Actreen® technology
Actreen® catheters are ready to use
Coated with a hydrophilic lubricant, Actreen® catheters are immediately ready to use, with no need to add water.
- No preparation phase
- No waiting time before catheterization
- No mess, no splash with liquid water.
No risk of drying out
The balance between glycerin and water vastly reduces water evaporation, creating excellent lubrication with no mess.
Actreen® lubricant is proven to keep the catheter fully lubricated for up to 60 min(*) meaning there is a reduced sticking effect experienced during catheterization.
(*) For safety and hygienic reasons, we advise you to use the product in the shortest possible time after opening.
No risk of residue
When immersed in synthetic urine, Actreen® does not present any visually detectable particles in suspension (1) .
No effect on sperm mobility
An in vitro comparative study performed by an independent expert demonstrated that Actreen® has negligible effects on sperm mobility and motility(2) .
(1) B.Braun test report 7.5.AA.034.3
(2) Effect of short-term exposure to two hydrophilic-coated and one gel prelubricated urinary catheters on sperm vitality, mobility and kinematics in vitro (Minerva urol nefrol 2007; 59:115-24-J. Auger, R. Rihaoui, N. François, F. Eustache).