Patient Care Medical carries the best catheter products on the market. One of the top catheters we provide is the Bard Coated Latex Foley Catheter.
Bard Foley Catheters are a great catheter to use to reduce the risk of urethral irritation and infection. Bard Coated Latex Foley Catheter has a hydrogel coating that is proven to reduce friction and irritation. They are also known to prevent bacterial adherence and encrustation. The hydrogel coating penetrates the inner latex substrate to create a lubricious barrier that enhances user safety and remains intact throughout the course of the day.
Bard Coated Latex Foley Catheter consistently outperform silicone catheters. They demonstrate superior balloon water retention to keep the catheter optimally positioned within the bladder.
With superior strength, the Foley catheter guards against premature deflation or collapse, maintains balloon integrity, resists tears and collapse during clot aspiration and resists rupture.
Do you have a latex allergy? The latex sensitivity risk in the general population has been estimated at less than 1% with some as little as 0.12%. Bard coated latex has the lowest allergen levels in the industry. In the last 70 years, there have been no confirmed allergic reactions to the Bard coated latex Foley catheters.
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What does a Bard Coated Latex Foley Catheter do?
A Bard Coated Latex Foley catheter is a thin, sterile tube inserted into the bladder to drain urine. It can be left in place in the bladder for a period of time, so it is also called an indwelling catheter. It is held in place in the bladder with a balloon at the end, which is filled with sterile water to prevent the catheter from being removed from the bladder. The urine drains through the catheter tube into a bag, which is emptied when full. The procedure to insert a catheter is called catheterization.
A Bard Coated Latex Foley catheter is used in many cases, such as disorders, procedures, or problems:
- Urine Retention: leading to urinary hesitancy, straining to urinate, decrease in size and force of the urinary stream, interruption of urinary stream, and sensation of incomplete emptying of the bladder.
- Urethra Obstruction: by an anatomical condition that makes it difficult for one to urinate such as:
narrowing of the urethra
- Urine Monitoring: output monitoring in a critically ill or injured person
- Collection: of a sterile urine specimen for diagnostic purposes
- Nerve-related Bladder Dysfunction: such as after spinal trauma, regular use of a catheter
- Image Study: of the lower urinary tract
- After Surgery
Important things to know:
- Always wash your hands before and after
- Follow your physicians instructions
- Keep the tubing straight and not twisted or kinked
- Check to make sure the urine is flowing into the collection bag
- Always keep the urine bag below the level of your bladder
- Don’t let the collection bag pull on the catheter tubing
- Check for signs of inflammation or infection, areas may be swollen or tender
- Keep area clean. Clean area around catheter twice a day using soap and water and towel dry.
- Do not use powder or lotion around the catheter area
- Never pull or tug on the catheter
- Do not have sexual intercourse while wearing the catheter
- You will need to empty the urine bag regularly, when it gets to half full and at bedtime
- Make your measurements before emptying the urine
- Wash your hands and wear gloves if you prefer, remove the drain spout from it’s sleeve at the bottom of the collection back and then open the valve on the spout
- Don’t let the tubing or drain spout touch anything when draining
- Make sure when completely drained to wipe off any liquid on the drain spout, close the valve and put the drain spout back into it’s sleeve, then wash your hands with soap and water