Features of Medline 2-Way Latex Foley Catheter
- Two-way design: The catheter is a two-way catheter, meaning it has two channels - one for inflating the balloon and one for draining urine
- Latex material: The catheter is made of latex, which is a natural rubber material that is flexible and durable
- Silicone-elastomer coating: The catheter has a silicone-elastomer coating that reduces the risk of encrustation and irritation. This coating helps to reduce the incidence of encrustation and allows for a smooth insertion and removal
- Smooth surface: The silicone-elastomer coating provides a smooth surface that reduces the risk of irritation and trauma to the urethra
- Radiopaque: The catheter has a radiopaque stripe, which allows for easy visualization during X-rays or other imaging tests
When to use this Foley Catheter?
Your health care provider may recommend that you use a catheter if you have:
- Enlarged prostate thus stopping urine flow
- Acute urinary retention
- Paralysis or physical injuries
- Skin impairment or breakdown
- Genital injuries
Causes of Urinary Tract Infection
- It occurs when bacteria gets into your bladder or kidneys, causing symptoms such as painful urination, more frequent urination, lower abdominal pain or pressure, blood in your urine, or fever
- Because you empty your bladder by intermittent catheterization, you may be more likely than most people to get bacteria in your urinary tract.
- When a catheter is passed through the urethra, it can pick up bacteria from the skin and push it into the bladder where it can grow and multiply, especially if the urine remains in the bladder for a prolonged amount of time (more than four to eight hours)
Although it is very difficult to prevent all urinary tract infections, a large number can be avoided by practicing good preventive measures
- Hand hygiene remains the first and most important preventive measure. Be diligent about cleaning your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand cleanser before and after catheter insertion
- Empty your bladder at least once every six hours
- Drink enough fluids to keep the urine volume between 300-400 ml (about 1-1/2 cups) at each catheterization
- Avoid bubble baths
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How to insert Medline 2-Way Foley Catheter?
- Perform hand hygiene and put on sterile gloves.
- Ensure that all necessary equipment is available, including the catheter, a sterile lubricant, and a sterile urine collection bag.
- Cleanse the patient's genital area with an antiseptic solution.
- Open the catheterization kit and remove the catheter.
- Apply a sterile lubricant to the tip and shaft of the catheter.
- Gently insert the catheter into the urethra and advance it until urine begins to flow.
- Inflate the balloon with the appropriate amount of sterile water to ensure that the catheter stays in place.
- Connect the catheter to a sterile urine collection bag.
- Ensure that the patient is comfortable and that the catheter is functioning properly.
How to care?
Taking care of the catheter is an important step in ensuring that one does not have any complications or infections. Here are a few things one must keep in mind while taking care of the catheter:
- Clean the area where the catheter exits your body.
- Drink enough fluids to prevent infections.
- Wash your hands always before and after handling the catheter.
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