Foley Balloon Catheter is a catheter designed to facilitate the drainage of urine through the bladder. It is equipped with a non-return valve of the catheter that is designed to inflate the balloon using a needle-free syringe. It is sterile and can only be used once.
Where is the Foley Balloon Catheter used ?
It is used to drain urinary fluid from the bladder. It’s a tubular structure that is placed through the urethra into the bladder to flush out urine. The most popular type of urinary catheters that are indwelling. The tube of the Foley Balloon Catheter is made up of two distinct lumens or channels. This device can be used to treat both child and adult patients.
How Foley Balloon Catheter Designed ?
It was developed to ensure that the balloon components, tips, and fluid channel offer the highest possible performance as well as the highest level of comfort to patients using. Nulife utilises high-quality medical grade materials that ensure bio-compatibility.
Certain precautions are taken to guarantee the blockage of the balloon and simple de-catheterization that is not traumatised. The balloon is made from soft rubber for greater patient satisfaction. The shape is symmetrical, and when inflated, aids in maintaining an excellent level of hold of the catheter within the bladder.
It’s a tubular structure that is placed through the urethra into the bladder to flush out urine. The most popular type of urinary catheters that are indwelling.. The reasons for the use of a catheter are to provide relief from the need to urinate, monitoring the amount of urine produced by critically infirm patients, controlling the urination of surgical patients as well as providing care for the end of life.
A Foley Catheter may also be used to cut the cervix when inducing labor. If used to accomplish this it is known as extra-amniotic-saline-saline infusion. The balloon is inserted into the cervical wall. It is then inflated using, for example, 30 to 80 mL of salicylate. The remainder that the catheter has is then pulled apart and taped to one male’s side. The balloon that’s inflated creates stress on the cervical cavity similar to what the head of the baby is during labor, and can cause it to expand. As the cervix expands as time passes the catheter is adjusted to become tight and retaped in order to keep pressure. After the cervix is dilated enough, the catheter is lowered out.
Foley catheters should only be used when needed, since they increase the chance of urinary tract infection as well as other negative effects.