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Hydrophilic Foley Catheter

A hydrophilic Foley catheter is a type of catheter that is designed to be water-resistant. This makes it ideal for patients who are prone to developing infections from Foley catheters, as it will not easily absorb moisture and become infected. Additionally, the hydrophilic design helps to prevent air bubbles from forming in the catheter, which can lead to complications such as air embolism or impaired oxygen flow.

Description
  • Packed sterile, for single use only.
  • Hydrophilic foley catheter wake the patients have no pain in urethral catheterization.
  • The Hydrophilic coat keeps stable and is not easy to exfoliate for a long time.
  • Do not need paraffin oil lubricant, which can minimize irritation to urethra.
  • No urinary sediment: to avoid sediment of calcium phosphate caused by indwelling urethral catheterization.
  • ·Convenient operation: easy to pass through the urethral stricture or scar, and no need to dilate urethra.
  • High security: especially useful to patients sufferiong from prostate hyperplasia or urethral stricture
  • Type: Two way, three way, rubber valve, plastic valve are available.
  • Size: 6-30 Fr / Ch.
  • Balloon capacity: Balloon capacity: 5ml or 5-10ml or 5-15ml or 30ml or 30- 50ml are available.

Hydrophilic Foley Catheter

Foley catheters are medical devices used to drain fluid and/or air from a person's lungs. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but the most common type is the hydrophilic Foley catheter. This type of Foley catheter is sterile, so it can only be used once.

What is a Hydrophilic Foley Catheter?

A hydrophilic Foley catheter is a type of catheter that is designed to be water-resistant. This makes it ideal for patients who are prone to developing infections from Foley catheters, as it will not easily absorb moisture and become infected. Additionally, the hydrophilic design helps to prevent air bubbles from forming in the catheter, which can lead to complications such as air embolism or impaired oxygen flow.

How is a Hydrophilic Foley Catheter Used?

A hydrophilic Foley catheter is a sterile, single-use device that is inserted through the mouth and into the airways of a patient to allow for easy breathing. The catheter has a water-rich surface that creates a positive pressure inside the airways, helping to clear secretions and alleviating breathing difficulties.

Benefits of using a Hydrophilic Foley Catheter

A hydrophilic Foley catheter is a type of catheter that is designed to move through water with ease. This makes it a popular choice for patients who are receiving treatment in water-based settings, like ICUs and hospitals. Here are some of the benefits of using a hydrophilic Foley catheter:

1. It is easier to move than other types of Foley catheters.

2. It is more comfortable for patients.

3. It can help reduce the risk of infection.

4. It is less likely to create clogged pipes.

Disadvantages of using a Hydrophilic Foley Catheter

Hydrophilic Foley catheters are a newer type of Foley catheter that are packed sterile for single use. These catheters have a hydrophilic coating that allows them to flow through the blood vessels more easily, making them faster and easier to use than traditional Foley catheters. However, there are several disadvantages to using these catheters.

First, these catheters may not be as effective at preventing infection as traditional Foley catheters. This is because the hydrophilic coating makes it easier for bacteria to attach to the catheter and spread throughout the blood vessel. Additionally, these catheters can be more difficult to clean than traditional Foley catheters, which can lead to increased the risk of infection.

Second, these catheters may also be more difficult to insert than traditional Foley catheters. This is because the hydrophilic coating makes it harder for the doctor to grip the catheter in order to insert it into the blood vessel. As a result, this can lead to injuries and longer insertion times.

Finally, these catheters may be more expensive than traditional Foley catheters. This is because they are packed sterile for single use,

Hydrophilic Foley Catheter means water-loving. A hydrophilic catheter is a urinary intermittent catheter coated with a special polymer coating that can bind onto water molecules. When a hydrophilic catheter comes into contact with water, the polymer coating binds onto the water and becomes extremely slippery and smooth. The superior lubricity of hydrophilic catheters makes them popular among intermittent catheter users. Hydrophilic Foley Catheter This article will explain the benefits of using a hydrophilic catheter and how to self-catheterize with a hydrophilic catheter.

Potentially less urethral injury

Since a lubricated hydrophilic catheter is very slippery, the friction it causes to the urethra during catheterization is also relatively small. Less friction means there’s a decreased likelihood of urethral pain, discomfort, and injury. Hydrophilic Foley Catheter A study has shown that hydrophilic catheters decrease the likelihood of hematuria (blood in urine). You don’t need to labouriously apply lubricating jelly to a hydrophilic catheter, instead, you would lubricate it with water. Hydrophilic catheters often come with sterile water pouches attached to the packaging. To lubricate the catheter, you would squeeze open the pouch and let water flow into the packaging, soaking the catheter. When using a hydrophilic catheter, Hydrophilic Foley Catheter you don’t need to carry additional lubrication with you, thus making it more convenient. Hydrophilic catheters are often designed to be no-touch. Since the hydrophilic catheter is lubricated by water, you don’t need to touch the catheter tube to lubricate it. The non-touch catheter also comes with an insertion aid, which you can hold on to during insertion so you never need to touch the catheter tube. Not needing to touch the catheter tube decreases the chance of germs transferring from your hands into your urethra. If bacteria and viruses travel with the catheter into your urinary tract, you will likely get a UTI (here are some tips to avoid catheter-associated UTI). A study done on patients with spinal cord injuries (SCI) has found that the use of hydrophilic catheters is associated with fewer urinary tract infections.

How to use a hydrophilic catheter

Here are the step-by-step instructions on how to use a CompactCath hydrophilic catheter:
  1. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
  2. Fold the water pocket towards the packing film and press it.
  3. Unfold the catheter and shake the packet from side to side so water reaches the entire length of the catheter.
  4. Use the adhesive stickers on the back of the packaging, or the loop on top to hang the catheter vertically.
  5. Let the catheter soak for 30 seconds. This step is important for it to become fully lubricated.
  6. Tear the packing film until the connector is exposed.
  7. Take the catheter out and perform self-catheterization.
  8. Dispose of the catheter after one use.