Features of Bard Foley Catheter Tray
- Smooth catheter tip to minimize irritation
- Latex-free foley bag
- Bard EZ-Lok sampling port eliminates the risk of needlestick injuries and allows for needle-free aspiration
- Features a 5cc all-silicone Bardex Foley catheter
- Has an anti-Reflux chamber and tamper-evident seal
- 100% silicone drainage bag
What to buy with a Foley Tray
How to use Bard Foley Catheter Kit with Bag?
- Proper Catheter Inflation:
- Ensure that the Bard Foley catheter balloon is positioned well within the patient's bladder.
- Slowly inflate the Bard Foley catheter balloon with the volume prescribed on the package with a gentle, constant force. Note that a 5cc balloon must be inflated between 9cc and 10cc of sterile water.
- Improperly inflated Bard Foley catheter balloons may cause drainage and deflation difficulties.
- Catheter Deflation:
- Select a Luer slip syringe
- Slide the plunger of the syringe up and down the barrel of the syringe several times to "loosen it up."
- Compress the plunger all the way and then pull back the plunger slightly so that it does not adhere to the front of the syringe barrel
- Gently insert the syringe into the catheter valve.
- Do not use more force than is required to make the syringe "stick" in the valve.
- Allow the pressure within the balloon to force the plunger back, and fill the syringe with water.
- If you notice slow or no deflation, re-seat the syringe gently, and once again, allow the balloon to deflate slowly on its own
- If the balloon does not deflate, reposition the patient
- Ensure that the catheter is not in traction - the proximal end of the catheter is not compressed within the bladder neck
- Ensure that urine flows freely
- Attempt to deflate the balloon by using the pressure in the balloon to force water into the syringe
- If the balloon fails to deflate, apply very gentle, slow aspiration. Aspiration that is too rapid or too forceful may cause the inflation lumen within the Foley catheter to collapse.
- If permitted by hospital protocol, the valve arm may be severed
- If this fails, contact an adequately trained professional for assistance, as directed by hospital protocol
Urine Drainage Bag Positioning:
- Never allow the tubing to loop or kink
- Position the drainage bag at the foot of the bed
- Hold spine and lift meter to facilitate emptying
EZ-Lok Guidelines for Drainage:
- Occlude drainage tubing a minimum of 3" below the sampling port by kinking the tubing until urine is visible under the access site
- Swab the surface of Bard EZ-Lok Sampling Port with an antiseptic wipe
- Using an aseptic technique, position the syringe in the center of the sampling port. The syringe should be held perpendicular to the surface of the sampling port (at an approximately 80o-100o angle), press the syringe firmly and twist gently to access the sampling port.
- Slowly aspirate the urine sample into a syringe and remove it from the sample port
- Unkink tubing and transfer urine specimen into specimen cup; discard syringe according to hospital protocol
- Follow established hospital protocol for specimen labeling and transport to the lab
Points to Remember:
- Always keep the drainage bag lower than the catheter and the patient's bladder
- When the patient is being transported on a gurney - When the patient ambulates
- When the patient is using a wheelchair
Otherwise, it can slow the emptying of the bladder, causing patient discomfort and potentially increasing the risk of system contamination.
Bard Foley Catheter Kit with Bag Reviews