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Foley Balloon Catheter

Foley Balloon Catheter Two Way is a medical device that helps you to breathe more easily in difficult environments. This catheter has a special design that makes it easier for you to breathe, and it comes with a tiemann (plastic valve) that makes the delivery of the balloon easy.

  • Two Way, Tiemann (rubber valve)
  • Balloon capacity: 5ml or 5-10ml or 5-15ml or 30ml or 30-50ml available.
  • Length: 400mm.
Ref. No.: Size: Balloon capacity: color: Qty.Cs:
GCU200272 12 Fr/ Ch 30ml white 400
GCU200274 14 Fr/ Ch 30ml Green 400
GCU200276 16 Fr/ Ch 30ml Orange 400
NMU200278 18 Fr/ Ch 30ml Red 400
GCU200280 20 Fr/ch 30ml yellow 400
GCU200282 22 Fr/ch 30ml Violet 400
GCU200284 24 Fr/ch 30ml Blue 400
GCU200286 26 Fr/ch 30ml Pink 400
GCU200288 28 Fr/ch 30ml Brown 400
GCU200290 30 Fr/ch 30ml Grey 400

Foley Balloon Catheter

Foley Balloon Catheter is a medical device that helps you to breathe more easily in difficult environments. This catheter has a special design that makes it easier for you to breathe, and it comes with a tiemann (plastic valve) that makes the delivery of the balloon easy.

What is the Foley Balloon Catheter?

The Foley Balloon Catheter is a catheter that uses a balloon to help maintain blood flow and relieve pressure in the chest. The Tiemann (plastic valve) makes it easier to use.

How does the Foley Balloon Catheter work?

The Foley Balloon Catheter is a two-way catheter that uses a balloon to inflate the lumen of the catheter. This increases the flow of blood through the catheter and allows for easier access to critical areas. The Tiemann (plastic valve) helps control air pressure in the balloon, which helps to maintain an accurate inflation of the balloon and prevents over-inflation.

What are the benefits of the Foley Balloon Catheter?

The Foley Balloon Catheter is a two way catheter that uses a plastic valve to help prevent air from entering the catheter. This type of catheter can be used for a variety of procedures, including diagnostic tests, surgery and interventional radiology. The benefits of using a Foley Balloon Catheter include: improved patient comfort and reduced anxiety; reduced risk of infection; and reduced risk of complications.

What are the risks of the Foley Balloon Catheter?

The risks of the Foley Balloon Catheter include infection, bleeding, and air embolism. Infection can occur if the catheter becomes contaminated with bacteria or if the catheter is inserted into an area of the body where there is a lot of bacteria, such as the rectum or vagina. Bleeding can occur if the valve fails, if the catheter becomes blocked, or if the catheter falls out. Air embolism can happen when air bubbles formed by blood flow get trapped in the balloon, causing blockage of blood vessels.

How to use the Foley Balloon Catheter?

If you are looking for a way to provide more comfortable and efficient care to your patients, the Foley Balloon Catheter may be what you are looking for. This particular catheter is made with a plastic valve that helps to prevent air bubbles from forming during use, which can lead to improved patient comfort. Here are some tips on how to use this device:

1. First, make sure that the patient is adequately hydrated before procedure. This will help maintain healthy blood flow and reduce the risk of complications.

2. Clean the skin around the catheter insertion site with alcohol or hydrogen peroxide before insertion. This will help to avoid infection and irritation.

3. After cleaning the area, insert the catheter into the desired location using gentle pressure. Do not pull on the catheter excessively - this could cause damage or leakage.

4. Once in place, inflate the balloon using a syringe or pump until it is firm and inches away from the skin (do not over-inflate). Doing so may cause pain or discomfort for the patient.

5. To remove the balloon, slowly deflate it using a syringe or pump

What are some other uses for the Foley Balloon Catheter?

The Foley Balloon Catheter is a two-way catheter that can be used for a variety of medical procedures. The Tiemann (plastic valve) allows for smooth, uninterrupted passage through the balloon catheter. This makes it ideal for procedures such as endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), which is a procedure used to diagnose and treat pancreatic diseases. The Tiemann also makes the Foley Balloon Catheter less likely to cause embolism, which can lead to serious complications.

Foley Balloon Catheter, urine catheter, catheter, medical products. Sometimes when it's time to remove a Foley catheter, the balloon won't deflate. This problem occurs more commonly in patients with long-term Foley catheters. Even though we have all seen nursing home patients present with penile bleeding after pulling out their Foley catheter with the balloon still inflated, that is obviously not an option for emergency physicians. The problem is that the recalcitrant balloon is sitting out of reach, deep in the urinary bladder. Foley Balloon Catheter The cause of the balloon malfunction can be anywhere along the catheter, but it's usually found in the balloon inflation port, the balloon drainage channel, or the balloon itself. A commonly reported cause of the problem is using saline to expand the balloon. With time, Foley Balloon Catheter salt crystals from the saline precipitate in the various locations responsible for deflation failure. A urologist named Frederic Foley, MD developed his eponymous catheter in the late 1920s and early 1930s. It was originally an open system but was turned into a closed system with a bag in the 1950s. I suspect that we are pretty much familiar with the catheter parts, which include the balloon inflation port, the urine drainage port, the inflatable balloon to anchor the catheter in the bladder, and the tip or bladder opening. Catheters can be made of rubber, plastic, or silicone. The balloon volumes range between 5 mL and 30 mL. There are also straight single-use catheters, the curved or coudé catheter, and a three-way Foley catheter for administering medications or irrigation. Catheters come in multiple diameters and are measured using the French scale or French gauge system. It is usually abbreviated as Fr, but other variations, including CH or Ch for the system's inventor Joseph-Frédéric-Benoît Charrière, can be used. The higher the number, the larger the catheter diameter and 3 Fr is equal to 1 mm. So a 24 Fr catheter measures 8 mm in external diameter. The range of sizes typically available is as follows: 5 Fr, 6 Fr, 8 Fr, 10 Fr, 12 Fr, 14 Fr, 16 Fr, 18 Fr, 20 Fr, 22 Fr, 24 Fr, and 26 Fr. Managing the Failure to Deflate Managing a Foley balloon's failure to deflate includes addressing the potential sites of obstruction in either the balloon inflation port, the balloon drainage channel, or the balloon. Consequently, the techniques used involve drainage port and channel management or balloon destruction. A number of different techniques have been reported in the literature, but I will focus on those most practical for emergency physicians. Having an ultrasound machine available to visualize the balloon would be extremely useful with most of the following techniques. Consider and Manage Balloon Cuffing The failure to remove a Foley catheter may not be caused by the failure of the balloon to deflate. Instead, it can be caused by balloon cuffing, where the balloon deflates but fails to deflate flush with the catheter. Instead, a circumferential elevated cuff persists at the balloon equator and makes catheter removal nearly impossible. This is remedied by placing 0.5 to 1.0 mL of water into the balloon to smooth out the contour of the balloon, allowing subsequent removal. Removal of the Balloon Inflation Port The first step in attempting to deflate a Foley balloon is often cutting off the inflation port with a pair of scissors. The balloon will promptly deflate if the obstruction involves a defective inflation port. The water from the balloon will be observed dripping from the inflation port. Guidewire Application Once the inflation port has been removed, the channel is now available for inserting a lubricated guidewire. A guidewire from a central line kit or ureteric guidewire can be used with its floppy end first to try to clear the drainage channel of any debris. If this does not work, the guidewire can be used to puncture the balloon. After instilling 200 mL of water into the bladder, insert the firm end of the guidewire to puncture the balloon. Filling the bladder with water protects it against bladder injury in case the balloon bursts instead of draining slowly. Balloon Overinflation and Rupture This technique is generally discouraged because bladder injury can occur and balloon fragments can remain in the bladder requiring removal by cystoscopy. It involves placing an intravenous catheter into the drainage channel of the Foley catheter (after the inflation port removal) and instilling water under pressure. Again, injuries to the bladder have been reported, and unwanted balloon fragments are almost guaranteed. Direct Puncture of the Balloon Percutaneous suprapubic puncture of the balloon using ultrasound guidance is another option. The balloon is brought into close contact with the bladder wall, and an ultrasound-guided percutaneous suprapubic puncture is accomplished. Other techniques describe vaginal, transurethral, or transrectal approaches, but these are most likely outside the scope of emergency physicians. Again, any time a balloon puncture technique is accomplished, inspect the balloon after catheter removal to assess for missing fragments. If a portion of the balloon is missing, then a subsequent cystoscopy is recommended. Chemical Deflation of the Balloon The use of chemicals such as acetone has been reported, but mineral oil is probably the safest. The technique involves instilling 10 mL of mineral oil into the balloon inflation lumen. If balloon rupture does not occur in 15 minutes, the procedure is repeated. Acetone and mineral oil can take several hours to rupture the balloon. These chemicals can be irritating to the bladder, and a new Foley should be placed after the balloon is deflated to irrigate the bladder to remove them. It is recommended that the bladder be filled to capacity with normal saline before chemical deflation is attempted.​ Failure of the Foley balloon to deflate is a relatively rare event, but it can be quite disconcerting when it happens. After watching this month's video and reviewing the options discussed above, you can rest assured that you now have all the tools necessary to successfully resolve this emergency.