The Bard Lubricath latex Foley catheter provides for smoother insertion and enhanced patient comfort through the hydrogel coating's unique ability to absorb fluid, thus creating a hydrophilic "cushion"
between the catheter surface and the urethra.
The Carson Coude is used to negotiate the male urethra, particularly when a stricture or BPH is present. Some users find the Coude tip useful in negotiating the neck of the bladder in female patients, allowing easier insertion and reduced irritation. Balloon is round and short to provide excellent seating in the bladder to minimize leakage and irritation to the trigone.