Indwelling catheters or “Foley Catheters” are flexible catheters available in both straight and coude tips. They are manufactured from latex or silicone and are designed to be inserted into the bladder where the catheter will remain to provide continuous urinary drainage.
A balloon at the tip of the catheter is inflated with sterile water and allows the catheter to remain securely in the bladder until removal. The catheter is connected to an extension tubing and drainage bag to collect urine.
New coating technologies and innovations help reduce urinary tract infections. Utilizing the provided catheter insertion kit aids in proper sterile technique upon insertion and reduces the risk of catheter associated urinary tract infections.