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Foley Balloon Catheter

In urology, a Foley catheter is a flexible tube that a clinician passes through the urethra and into the bladder to drain urine. It is the most common type of indwelling urinary catheter.

Description
  • Three Way, Standard (rubber valve)
  • Extra lumen for irrigation and drug delivery.
  • Balloon capacity: 10ml, 15ml, 30ml or 50ml available.
  • Length: 400mm.
Ref. No.: Size: Balloon capacity: Color: Qty.Cs:
NMU200417 16 Fr / Ch 30ML Orange 400
NMU200419 18 Fr/ch 30ML Red 400
NMU200421 20 Fr/ch 30ML Yellow 400
NMU200423 22 Fr/ch 30ML violet 400
NMU200425 24 Fr/ch 30ML Blue 400
NMU200427 26 Fr/ch 30ML Pink 400
Foley Balloon Catheter suppliers, You may be scheduled for a major surgery, having difficulty emptying your bladder, or experiencing urinary incontinence causing bladder leakage, and your doctor references the use of a Foley catheter. You may start asking yourself questions such as: What is a Foley catheter? Why would I need a Foley catheter? Where would I purchase a Foley catheter? We will discuss exactly what this type of catheter is, why it is used, and some things to expect if you ever need to use one. We will also provide a handy Foley catheter sizes chart for reference when you need to reorder.

Foley Balloon Catheter suppliers

Named after Frederic Foley, Foley Balloon Catheter suppliers an American urologist, the Foley catheter design was created to provide continuous drainage of the bladder. A balloon filled with sterile water is incorporated near the tip of the catheter tubing and once inserted through the urethra and inflated, this balloon prevents the catheter from sliding out of the bladder or moving out of place. The Foley catheter is often referred to as an indwelling catheter. As this term suggests, it is inserted into the bladder and intended to remain there for either a short or prolonged period of time, depending on the circumstance. The main purpose of the Foley catheter is to drain urine from the bladder into a collection device, typically a leg bag or drain bag. Foley Balloon Catheter If you are in a hospital, the collection or drainage bag will typically be emptied and changed by a nurse. Sometimes it will be next to the bed or hung on the rail of the bed for easy access. Should you be discharged from the hospital and need to administer insertion and removal of the Foley catheter yourself, a portable leg or drainage bag will be used that easily attaches to the thigh or calf with a device such as the Statlock Foley Stabilization Device. Some of the examples of Foley catheters that we carry are the Bard Foley Catheter with 5 cc Balloon, the Cardinal Health Dover 2-Way Straight Foley Catheter, and the Coloplast Foley Catheter with 10 cc Balloon.

When is a Foley Catheter Needed?

Some scenarios when the use of a Foley catheter might be necessary are:
  1. A major surgical procedure involving anesthesia where the patient will be unaware of the need to urinate.
  2. A patient in recovery that may be too weak or sick to safely make it to the restroom to urinate on their own.
  3. A chronic condition such as urinary incontinence where they are unable to control bladder leakage.
  4. Spinal trauma which may cause bladder dysfunction due to nerve-related damage.
  5. Foley Catheter Sizes

    Foley catheters are measured in terms of French units (Fr.) and range in size from 8Fr. to 26Fr. in diameter. Each Fr. unit is equal to 0.33mm (0.013″ or 1/77″) in diameter. Determining the proper French size of the indwelling catheter will depend upon the age of the person the Foley catheter will be inserted into. A child, for instance, will require the use of a smaller Fr. size Foley catheter due to their anatomy being much smaller than that of a grown adult. It is also common for the Fr. size to increase when a person uses an indwelling catheter often and for extended periods of time. Another reason a larger Fr. size is used is for adequate drainage due to blood clots if there is blood in the patient’s urine. Great precaution should be taken when choosing the proper Foley catheter size, as one that is too large will risk damage to the urethra and cause pain and trauma to the urethral tissue. On the other hand, choosing a Foley catheter that is too small will result in potential leakage and kinking. Different sizes of the Foley catheters are identified by color-coded ports at the balloon inflation site for easy identification. As previously mentioned, all catheters require a physician’s prescription so the correct size of the Foley catheter that is right for you will be determined by them. This Foley catheter sizes chart shows the corresponding colors and their individual French sizes.