A urinary catheter is a hollow, partially flexible tube that collects urine from the bladder and leads to a drainage bag. Urinary catheters come in many sizes and types. They can be made of Author: Jacquelyn Cafasso.
Foley Catheter: Home instructions What is a Foley catheter? A Foley catheter (also called an “indwelling catheter”) is a thin, flexible tube inserted through your urethra [yu-RHEE-thruh] and into your bladder (see illustration at right). It is used to drain urine (pee) out of your body and into a collection bag.
to treat urinary incontinence (loss of bladder control) that does not respond to other treatments ; If a urinary catheter is required for a long time, a person may be trained to use the catheter in their own home. This is known as self-catheterisation. Read more about why you might need urinary catheterisation. Types of catheters.
Apr 01, 2005 · An important nursing function in critical care is measurement of urine output. The author describes potential problems associated with the current design of indwelling bladder catheters and encourages the redesign of these catheters to assist in the complete emptying of the bladder.