Uro-Tainer PHMB Urinary Catheter Irrigation Solution

Uro-Tainer PHMB Urinary Catheter Irrigation Solution

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Uro-Tainer® PHMB is a catheter maintenance solution for reducing bacterial colonisation within the catheter. It comes in a closed, easy to use delivery system and is used for routine removal of bacteria from suprapubic and indwelling urethral catheters.

Indwelling catheters are associated with numerous complications including catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), encrustations, pain, trauma, bypassing and blockage. If the useful life of the catheter is threatened by biofilm, calcification or debris formation, interventions with the correct Uro-Tainer rinse fluids, may reduce the risk of premature blockage and maintain the expected lifespan of the catheter. The Uro-Tainer concept was developed over 25 years ago to replace standard bladder irrigation using syringes. This system reduces the associated risks of contamination and excessive pressure and/or vaccum on the bladder wall. Uro-Tainer range consists of different fluids that have their own distinct indications for use. It is important to determine what the problem is prior to deciding which Uro-Tainer product should be used.

What is PHMB?

Protects Helps Minimises Bacteria

PHMB (known chemically as Poli Hexa Methyline Biguinide or Polihexanide) is active against gram – and gram + bacteria, fungi and yeast including MRSA, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, VRE etc.
Bacterial colonisation of urinary catheters is aided by the formation of biofilm, which protect the microorganisms and makes them difficult to eradicate. These are particularly hard to destroy as they can adhere strongly to the surface of the catheter. Studies have shown PHMB prevents the adhesion of bacteria and biofilm formation4. Its cationic nature will destroy the cell membrane integrity, thus killing the bacteria.
Standard therapeutic doses of antibiotics may have little or no effect on bacteria in biofilm. Evidence suggests that physical removal i.e rinsing is the best method of biofilm removal.
Uro-Tainer® PHMB is more effective than saline in reducing the bacterial load in the catheter. Greater than 99.9% bactericidal activity Reduction on Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus hirae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli K12 Proteus mirabilis, Klebsiella pneumoniae ESBL.

PHMB is not adsorbed by cells and tissue, and therefore cannot interfere with the metabolism of the body.

  • 100ml
  • Non toxic, non irritant
  • Hypoallergenic
  • No known resistance
  • Suitable for long term use, not systemically absorbed
  • Sterile and ready for immediate use
  • Gentle delivery to patients
  • Universal catheter tip with a protective cap
  • Completely closed system
  • The exterior of the Uro-Tainer is sterile when the outer packaging is opened
  • A slide clamp prevents the release of fluid until Uro-Tainer is connected to the catheter and is ready for installation

Indication: PHMB is recommended to help aid the removal of debris, mucus, light haematuria and provide bacterial decolonisation of the catheter.
Recommend rinse frequency: 1 to 2 times per day depending on the scope of the problem, unless prescribed differently by the doctor.
Indication: This isotonic fluid is used primarily for cleaning the bladder and catheters
mechanically, e.g. in the case of debris formation in the bladder.
Composition: Polihexanide 0.02%. pH = 7


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