Bardia Silicone Elastomer Coated Latex Foley Catheter Features
- Two opposing eyes for drainage
- Rigid latex is easier to insert
- Permanent coating
- Reduces urethral irritation
- Has a smooth surface
- Easy-to-use Foley catheter
- Peel apart packaging
- Meant for single use
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How to Inflate and Deflate Foley Catheters?
- Ensure that the catheter balloon is positioned well within the bladder of the patient
- Slowly, with a gentle, constant force, inflate the catheter balloon with the volume prescribed on the package
- Note that the 30cc balloon must be inflated with 35cc of sterile water
- Improperly inflated Bard Foley catheter balloons may cause drainage and deflation difficulties
- Using fluid other than sterile water may cause the balloon not to empty properly, especially after long dwell times
- Select a luer lock or slip-tip 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. Once again, allow the balloon to deflate slowly on its own
- If the balloon does not deflate, reposition the patient
- Ensure that the Bardia 2-way silicone-elastomer coated Foley 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 as described above
- If the balloon still fails to deflate, apply very gentle slow aspiration. The 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
- Do not use ointments or lubricants having a petrolatum base. They will damage the catheter.
- Visually inspect the product for any imperfections or surface deterioration prior to use
- Inflate the balloon with sterile water to the volume stated on the inflation lumen of the catheter by using a water-filled Luer tip syringe
- Do not use a needle
- Do not exceed recommended capacities
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How is the Bard Bardia Silicone Elastomer Latex Coated Foley Catheter inserted?
It is inserted through the urethra into the bladder. It is then held in place by inflating the balloon with sterile water or saline.
2. How long can the Bard Foley Catheter be left in place?
The duration for which the Bard Bardia Foley Catheter can be left in place varies depending on the individual's needs and medical condition. Generally, it can be left in place for up to 30 days, but it is essential to follow the healthcare provider's instructions regarding catheter care and removal.
3. Can this catheter be reused?
No, it is designed for single use only and should be disposed of after use. Reusing catheters can increase the risk of infection and other complications.
4. What are the benefits of using a silicone-elastomer-coated Foley catheter?
These catheters are associated with a lower risk of urinary tract infections and other complications compared to uncoated catheters. The coating reduces the adherence of bacteria to the catheter surface and makes it easier to insert and remove the catheter.
Bardia Foley Catheter Specifications
|Catheter French Size
||12FR, 14FR, 16FR, 18FR, 20FR, 22FR, 24FR, 26FR, 28FR, 30FR
|Balloon Size (CC)
||2 Opposing Drainage Eyes
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