|Procedure||Insertion / use of||Specialism|
|Vaginal / vaginal speculum examination (PAP test)||Speculum||Gynaecology|
|Urethral / suprapubic catheterisation||Indwelling catheter||Urology|
|Laryngeal mask insertion||Laryngeal mask airway||Respiratory|
|Endotracheal tube insertion||Endotracheal tube||Respiratory|
|Sonography (pregnancy, breast imaging)||—||Obstetrics|
sterile lubricating jelly
Not all lubricating gels are the same. With OptiLube, we’ve developed a lubricant gel to suit most clinical procedures. By listening to clinicians, the specialists in our UK laboratories have fine-tuned the formulation and perfected the viscosity to create a class IIa sterile lubricating jelly with a range of benefits:
- Water soluble and pH balanced
- Adheres well to gloves and instruments
- Won’t damage rubber or metal equipment
- Available in a choice of formats to suit different procedures and clinician preferences
OptiLube sterile lubricating jelly is available in a range of formats and sizes.
Choose a format below to see the relevant ordering information.
Available in 2.7g, 5g and 20g sizes, these individual-use sachets eliminate the risk of patient-to-patient contamination. They also offer easy opening and easy application.
Pr Name OptiLube 2.7g sachet OptiLube 5g sachet OptiLube 20g sachet Size 2.7g 5g 20g Pr Code 1123 1120 1119 PIP Code N/A 357-8275 N/A NPC Code N/A FTM 306 N/A Inner Pack Box of 144 Box of 150 Box of 20 Outer Pack Case of 1440 Case of 1500 Case of 200
We’ve designed these 6ml, 11ml and 20ml pre-filled syringes for procedures where precise application is vital. Sterile and individually wrapped, they ensure the minimum handling needed for an aseptic ‘gold standard’ procedure.
Pr Name OptiLube 6ml syringe OptiLube 11ml syringe OptiLube 20ml syringe Size 6ml 11ml 20ml Pr Code 1125 1126 1130 PIP Code 373-4357 373-4365 N/A NPC Code FST 650 FST 882 N/A Inner Pack Box of 25 Box of 25 Box of 20 Outer Pack Case of 250 Case of 250 Case of 100
With a unique flip-cap, these 5g, 42g, 82g and 113g tubes can be opened easily without leaks. They’re easy to squeeze accurately, avoiding wastage, and the large cap means you can store the tubes upright, saving space.
OptiLube 10g tube is specifically designed with an expanded opening for the effective lubrication of intermittent catheters.
Pr Name OptiLube 5g tube OptiLube 42g tube OptiLube 82g tube OptiLube 113g tube OptiLube 10g tube Size 5g 42g 82g 113g 10g Pr Code 1124 1121 1122 1127 1114 PIP Code 362-8856 357-7012 357-8283 N/A N/A NPC Code FTM 293 FTM 294 FTM 299 FTM 300 N/A Inner Pack Box of 48 Box of 12 Box of 12 Box of 12 Box of 30 Outer Pack Case of 480 Case of 72 Case of 72 Case of 72 Case of 300
With a long reach nozzle for improved accuracy when dispensing jelly, OptiLube Reach is available in 5g and 15g tube formats.
Pr Name OptiLube Reach 5g tube OptiLube Reach 15g tube Size 5g 15g Pr Code 1140 1141 PIP Code N/A N/A NPC Code N/A N/A Inner Pack Box of 36 Box of 24 Outer Pack Case of 360 Case of 240
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A lubricant for many aspects of healthcare
OptiLube is a highly versatile gel, used in over 90% of the UK’s acute hospitals, and in more than 60 other countries. Here are just some of the procedures where OptiLube is used:
Support to bring out the benefits
To ensure you make the most of OptiLube – meeting patients’ needs as effectively as possible – we offer comprehensive product training, including videos and procedure guides.
What people have to say about OptiLube
I use OptiLube 5g sachets several times a day. I had cancer and my voice box was removed so I have to breath and voice through a hole in my neck called a stoma. I have a stoma stud which houses a filter to protect my lungs. The hole in my neck became very sore so I was unable to insert the stoma stud which as you can imagine was not ideal. I became very frustrated and down in the dumps. I was on the internet looking for something that could help me and found OptiLube. I thought this could be my saviour and how right I was. I immediately contacted Optimum Medical and they sent out a free sample of OptiLube sterile lubricating jelly. I can’t thank Optimum Medical enough – OptiLube has changed my life.Desmond BirchCheshire, UK
My husband has a urethral stricture which was the result of an operation he had as a child. He self catheterises once a week usually as this keeps the stricture open. He previously didn’t use lubricant but found it difficult doing the procedure and kept getting water infections following. Since using OptiLube pre-filled syringes he finds it much easier and hasn’t had one water infection since.Jacqueline JacksonRotherham, UK
Choosing the OptiLube range has been a great decision for my practice and patients. The gel is high quality and consistently performs extremely well on all of the many procedures it is required for.Dr Donna KerschnerYork, UK
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust changed to Optilube sterile 5g sachets back in November 2010. The Clinicians like the small individual sachets. The gel has the right consistency and suits all our clinical needs. We are very happy with the product.Michaela FairestSheffield, UK