Antibacterial catheters are one of the newest types of intermittent catheters available. These catheters are coated with nitrofurazone, an antibacterial agent that helps prevent the occurrence of urinary tract infections. We offer antibacterial catheters from Hollister, Bard, MTG, and Coloplast. Learn more about using antibacterial catheters and how we can help you find a catheter that meets your needs.
Like all catheters, antibacterial catheters are used to assist you in emptying your bladder of urine when you’re not able to do so on your own. Antibacterial catheters are a fairly new type of intermittent catheter that are coated in nitrofurazone. Nitrofurazone is an antibacterial agent proven to fight against the pathogens known to cause urinary tract infections (UTIs).
Antibacterial intermittent catheters come in sterile packages to aid in contamination prevention and are specifically designed to eliminate concerns of the health risks that may be associated with prolonged catheter usage. Because antibacterial catheters come pre-lubricated, no additional lubrication is required and the risk of developing a UTI is further lessened. Like all intermittent catheters, antibacterial catheters are single-use and are designed to be changed at various times throughout the day.
While the possibility of developing a UTI is reduced when using antibacterial catheters, it is still important to practice sanitary methods when self catheterizing.
Initially, intermittent catheterization can feel like an intimidating process but once you’re used to self catheterization, you’ll be able to do this at home with ease. Watch our How to Self Catheterize videos to learn more about the process and to answer any questions you have.
Catheter Insurance Coverage
You may be eligible to receive your catheter supplies at little-to-no cost to you through insurance. Medicare and Medicaid may pay for an allowable amount of your catheter supplies each month. North Carolina Medicaid patients are eligible to receive up to 200 intermittent catheters each month, with Medicare and most private insurances following suit.
To find out if you qualify for antibacterial catheters through your insurance, simply complete our Qualify Through Insurance form and one of our Patient Care Representatives will verify your insurance and contact you to discuss your coverage and catheter options.
If you or someone you know needs antibacterial catheter supplies, Aeroflow Healthcare is happy to help you get exactly what you need. Give us a call today at 844-276-5588.