Cath Dry, PC. is a company that was founded by a Nephrologist and focuses on innovation, infection control and improving the quality of life for dialysis patients.
Cath Dry is a unique dressing for dialysis patients with catheters. If you have not showered, gone swimming or layed out at the poolside / beach because you have a catheter then Cath Dry is for you!!! It is easy to use and even lets you know when water gets into the dressing. A color strip changes from white to red when it comes into contact with water alerting you to dry off. Cath Dry is sterile, single use, easily removed, hypoallergenic and disposable. AV Fistulas are currently the main form of dialysis access because of the infection risk that comes with catheters. These infections are preventable with the Cath Dry dressing.
Cath Dry Excels at Improving Your Dialysis Experience in the Following Significant Ways:
- Quality of Life
Asking a patient to avoid showering for weeks to months at a time is a challenging and frustrating task. There has to be a better and more practical solution. With Cath Dry it is time to start enjoying warm daily showers, swimming and laying out at the pool with your family and friends despite having a catheter or being on dialysis. You don't have to feel left out anymore. Avoid hospital visits for skin or catheter infections. Do away with the inadequate and frustrating washcloth touch ups. Start enjoying the smaller things in life today with Cath Dry!
Any foreign body that penetrates the skin poses a risk for infection. Lack of hand washing and daily showering has been shown to increase the amount of bacteria on your skin. Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus (MRSA) infections are also more common with poor and inadequate hygiene. If this is accurate, then why are you being asked to avoid the shower? Infections in the catheter can spread to your blood stream leading to a lengthy hospital stay, many surgical procedures and a large hospital bill. Infections are the 2nd leading cause of death in the dialysis population. Your catheter and exit site should be protected at all times with a sterile dressing Live a healthier, hygiene friendly and infection free life with Cath Dry!