Bard Silastic Standard Specialty Foley Catheter
Experience Maximum Comfort and Patient Protection
The Bard Silastic Standard Specialty Foley Catheter is designed to provide superior comfort and protection for patients. With its high-quality ribbed balloon and optimal catheter tip location within the bladder, this catheter ensures a reliable and comfortable experience.
- Delivers maximum comfort and patient protection from irritation
- High-quality ribbed balloon with remarkable strength
- Symmetrical inflation for optimal catheter tip location within the bladder
- Small, water-inflated balloon holds the hollow urinary drainage tube in place
- Silicone-Elastomer coating for enhanced comfort
What to Buy with Bard 2-Way Specialty Catheter:
- Bard Bardia Foley Catheter Insertion Tray With Syringe
- Dale Hold-n-Place Foley Catheter Holder
- Bard Medi-Aire Biological Odor Eliminator
How to Use Bard Silastic Foley Catheter:
A Foley catheter acts as a drain to empty the bladder. It is a thin, hollow tube made of soft, flexible material. Here is a step-by-step guide on using the Bard Silastic Foley Catheter:
1. Ensure that the Bard Foley catheter balloon is positioned well within the patient’s bladder.
2. Slowly, with a gentle, constant force, inflate the Bard Foley catheter balloon with the volume prescribed on the package.
3. Note that the 5cc balloon must be inflated with between 9cc to 10cc of sterile water.
4. Improperly inflated Bard Foley catheter balloons may cause drainage and deflation difficulties.
5. Using fluid other than pure water may cause the balloon not to empty properly, especially after long dwell times.
1. Select a Luer slip syringe.
2. Slide the syringe’s plunger up and down the barrel of the needle several times to loosen it up.
3. Compress the plunger and then pull back the plunger slightly so that it does not adhere to the front of the syringe barrel.
4. Gently insert the syringe into the catheter valve. Do not use more force than is required to make the syringe stick in the valve.
5. Allow the pressure within the balloon to force the plunger back and fill the syringe with water.
6. If you notice slow or no deflation, re-seat the syringe gently.
7. Once again, allow the balloon to deflate slowly on its own.
8. If the balloon does not deflate, reposition the patient and ensure that the catheter is not in traction and that the catheter’s proximal end is not compressed within the bladder’s neck.
9. Ensure that urine flows freely and attempt to deflate the balloon by using the pressure in the balloon to force water into the syringe as described above.
10. If the balloon still fails to deflate, apply very gentle slow aspiration. Aspiration that is too rapid or too forceful may cause the inflation lumen within the Foley catheter to collapse.
11. If permitted by hospital protocol, the valve arm may be severed. If this fails, contact an adequately trained professional for assistance, as directed by hospital protocol.
Experience the comfort and reliability of the Bard Silastic Standard Specialty Foley Catheter. Buy now and ensure a hassle-free catheterization experience for your patients!