Continence care & urology products
- Continence care & urology products
FOLEY catheters, also known as indwelling catheters, are thin, flexible, hollow tubes with inflated balloons on the end. Foley catheters are used to drain urine from the bladder into a urinary bag or to pass fluids to the bladder. It is the optimal choice for patients with urinary dysfunctions. Foley catheters are recommended for long-term application.
Laser-cut atraumatic eyelets for easy urine drainage.
After insertion into the bladder the balloon inflates with a sodium chloride solution to keep the catheter from dislodging.
Available in the different sizes:
3 ml – pediatric
5-15 ml – standard sizes
30 ml – special size designed as a haemostat post for urological procedures (for example, tamponade of the prostatic fossa after an operation), and should not be used for routine catheterization.
In French scale and millimetres.
Urine drainage port
The domed anti-reflux chamber helps to prevent urine reflux back into the drainage tubing and protects the patient against retrograde bacterial migration.
The balloon port is equipped with a valve mechanism. The sodium chloride solution remains trapped inside the balloon, effectively preventing the catheter from dislodging.
The recommended inflation volume is marked in ml / cc.
Connectors for FOLEY catheters
To insure a secure position in the bladder Jean Francois Reybard developed a catheter with an inflatable balloon. One channel is used for urine and the other for the balloon. Two-way catheters are recommended for standard applications.
To facilitate continuous bladder irrigation, MEDIPRIM offers three-way catheters with a third additional irrigation channel. Three-way catheters are used for surgical operations, in case of bleeding from a bladder or prostate tumour. Continuous, or intermittent irrigation helps to clear blood clots or debris.
FOLEY catheters materials
MEDIPRIM Foley catheters are available in either 100% silicone or silicone coated latex.
Silicone elastomer coated catheters are latex catheters coated with silicone. These catheters are both strong and flexible. Silicone coating reduces encrustation of catheters. These catheters are not recommended for patients who are sensitive to latex.
Very gentle hypo-allergic silicone catheters (100% silicone) protect tissue and provide excellent biocompatibility. Thin wall technology (providing a relatively large lumen) reduces the risk of encrustation. Recommended for long-term catheterization.