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Why Use Sterile and Single-Use Catheter Bags

It is a known fact that having an indwelling catheter in situ increases the risk of a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) considerably. This is because catheters can introduce bacteria from outside the body into the bladder. In England alone, more than 6,000 people experience a Catheter Associated UTI each day.

How To Prevent Catheter Associated UTIs

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Guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) state that “Indwelling catheters should be connected to a sterile closed urinary drainage system”

Whilst connection to a sterile drainage system is the preferred option others say that single-use catheter bags might be the safest way to reduce the risk of infection. This is where sterile and single-use catheter bags can come in useful, combining benefits of both sterility and a single-use design.

Where UTIs are so common, and costly to the NHS, why should there have to be a choice between either sterile or single-use when there is an option to have both?

What Options are Available?

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Great Bear have two catheter bags in our range that combine the benefits of sterility and single-use. The GB3S, which is 2-litres in capacity and the GB5S which is 3-litre. Both products are individually wrapped and sterilised to help reduce the risk of infection, whist featuring a tamper-proof T-tap for emptying. Once activated, the tap cannot be closed, so you have peace of mind that the catheter bag cannot be inadvertently re-used.

For a complimentary sample of either our GB3S or GB5S please complete the form below.

Other Articles you May be Interested in:

Introducing the GB5S

Five Ways to Reduce the Risk of Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections

Urosepsis; The Warning Signs

Why Use Sterile and Single-Use Catheter Bags