• Cath Dry, Inc. is a company that was founded by a physician and focuses on innovation, infection control and improving the quality of life for patients with central venous catheters. If you have not showered, gone swimming or laid 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 changing moisture indication ring changes from white to red when it comes into contact with water alerting you to dry off and change your Cath Dry. It is sterile, water resistant, breathable, single use, easily removed, hypoallergenic and disposable. Using Cath Dry dressings significantly reduces the risk of infection.

  • Cath Dry, Inc. is a company that was founded by a physician, Dr Pascal Dabel. The business and its core product focuses on patients with central venous catheters, delivering:

    • Innovation
    • Infection control
    • A better quality of life

    To find out more about Pascal and his work, click here.


  •  Infection

    The exit site of a central venous catheter (hemodialysis, PICC and chemo) or peritoneal dialysis catheter is an open wound with a foreign body. These catheters prevent patients from safely showering and increase the risk of 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. 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!

  • 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. You don't have to feel left out anymore. Avoid hospital visits for skin and catheter infections. Do away with the inadequate and frustrating washcloth touch ups. Start enjoying the smaller things in life today with Cath Dry!

  • Research conducted into the use of Cath Dry dialysis dressings has demonstrated that "use of the Cath Dry dressing contributed positively to the quality of life, dialysis experience and hygiene of our participants." To download a copy of the research report, click here

Cath Dry dialysis dressings

The product has undergone research and significant investment in development, to create an appliance that is not only easy to use but can reduce the risk of infection. Cath Dry is:

  • Sterile
  • Water resistant
  • Breathable
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Disposable