Foley insertion trays are kits that typically contain PVI swabs, gloves, lubricating jelly, and an irrigation syringe. These supplies allow you to comfortably and safely insert an indwelling catheter. The contents of the trays are also sterile, which helps reduce the introduction of bacteria into the urinary tract or the bladder. An insertion tray is a cost effective and convenient option because it prevents you from having to purchase all of the components separately.
An important part of foley catheter care is cleaning and flushing it regularly to prevent infection. A foley catheter irrigation kit usually includes a bulb or piston syringe, a graduated container, an underpad, and an alcohol prep pad. These products are used to rid the catheter of any contaminants and to keep it from clogging. Foley irrigation is usually done by a nurse to reduce complications and because it can be difficult for patients to perform irrigation on their own.