Catheters

About the Bard Clean-Cath Male Catheter

About the Bard Clean-Cath Male Catheter

Bard Care Clean-Caths are one of the most asked for catheters in the cather industry. Urinary catheters serve as common medical devices that help support a healthy lifestyle for men of all ages. When male catheters, such as Clean-Caths are required for the support of proper bladder health, Bard is a name that can be trusted and relied on to ensure safe, comfortable, and reliable cathing every time.

Below, we will take a closer look at male catheters and the role they play in bladder needs and dive into Bard Care’s line of Clean-Cath catheters.

What Are Male Catheters?

When men require support for continued proper bladder functionality, male catheters are often prescribed by their physicians. These medical devices, including Bard Clean-Caths, are one of the most prescribed medical devices in the U.S. today. 

Urinary catheters are a commonly used medical device in hospitals, nursing homes, and privately at home by individuals every day. By definition, urinary catheters are  partially flexible, hollow, tubes that connect the bladder to a drainage bag or other receptacle for disposal. Silicone, runner, or plastic are generally the components that comprise catheters, which are available in a variety of different sizes and styles to accommodate different patient body types and needs.

There are five main catheters for men that are most commonly prescribed by physicians and that are preferred by male patients.

Closed System Catheters: There is no need with this catheter style to find a toilet or other place to drain your bladder as everything is directed into the included self-contained collection bag. 

Hydrophilic Catheters: Hydrophilic catheters have a special hydrophilic coating that lubricates the catheter when activated with water. There are also hydrophilic catheter options that come pre-hydrated.

Foley Catheters: This type of urinary catheter is generally placed by doctors or nurses, drains into a collection bag for disposal, and works well for individuals who are unable to self-cath. 

External Catheters: External catheters fit over the male’s penis and are held in place using adhesive or straps.

Intermittent Catheters: This catheter style is not pre-lubricated but can be using lubricating jelly packets, and is generally for one-use usage.

Male urinary catheter needs vary, but are often needed due to reduced or incapacitated bladder function due to medical conditions, such as:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Surgery
  • Bladder nerve injury
  • Kidney stones
  • Blood clots in urine
  • Prostate gland enlargement 
  • Certain cancers, including prostate cancer
  • Urethral blockages
  • Spina bifida
  • Dementia or other forms of cognitive decline
  • Paralysis
  • Hip fractures
  • Certain medications
  • Loss of bladder muscle control

About Bard Care

Clean-Cath intermittent catheters are manufacture by Bard Care. Bard Care is owned by the parent company, C.R. Bard, and has been developing medical devices in the healthcare industry for over 100 years. In fact, Bard Care developed the first Foley catheters in 1934 and in 1940 introduced the American Woven Catheter.

To this day, Bard Catheters continues to lead in its category and is a trusted name for caregivers, patients, and healthcare professionals around the world. Their divisional specialties in present-day include not only urology, but also vascular, oncology, and surgical specialty supplies. Bard became a publicly-traded company in 1963 and eventually was acquired in 2017 by healthcare giant, Becton Dickinson. Today, the Clean-Cath make catheter developed by Bard is one of the most used and asked for intermittent catheters for male patients today.

Bard Care Clean-Cath

What Is the Clean-Cath Male Catheter?

Bard Care Clean-Caths are designed to provide male intermittent catheter users with the safest and most optimal cathing experience when a rigid catheter is needed. Smooth eyelets, a flexible funnel, easy use finger grips, and a 16″ male length make durable PVC Bard Clean-Caths the perfect cathing solution. Additionally, Clean-Caths are available in both coude and straight tip options and can be obtained in 8-18 Fr sizes.

Clean-Caths are a form of single-use intermittent catheters. Intermittent catheters, also called “in and out” catheters, are one of the original styles of catheters and still one of the most commonly prescribed. This catheter type connects to a separate drainage bag for urine collection; this drainage bag can then be disposed of or emptied into the toilet. Both ambulatory and non-ambulatory male patients use intermittent catheters, which are generally easy to place and drain. Clean-Cath intermittent catheters are not pre-lubricated, but can be easily lubricated  using lubrication packs.

How to Get Bard Catheters Through Active Life Medical

Are Bard Care Clean-Caths your preferred catheters of choice? You can get them through Active Life Medical!

Our catheter specialists are knowledgeable about all Bard Care catheters and can expertly navigate helping you obtain the catheters you need. We’re equipped to expertly answer all of your catheter questions, and when you and your healthcare providers are ready, we can guide you through the process of obtaining your Bard Clean-Cath through your insurance. We’ll coordinate all paperwork with your providers, deliver your catheters discreetly to your door, and organize all billing through your healthcare insurance. 

You’re in good hands when you choose Active Life Medical. We’ve carefully implemented a process that ensures you can obtain the catheters you need quickly and affordably. So, what can you expect when you work with us?

  • Assistance with finding the right catheters to meet your prescription and preference needs.
  • Coordination with your doctors for all necessary paperwork.
  • Billing to your insurance so you don’t have to deal with it.
  • Delivering your catheter supplies directly to your door on time and discreetly.

Ready to get started? Give us a call today at 800-319-2336. We’ll take care of everything from A-Z.

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