Foley irrigation is the process of cleaning an indwelling Foley urinary catheter to free clots from the tube or to clear blood from the bladder after the urinary catheterization procedure. Foley catheter irrigation trays are used to perform this task and help combat urinary tract infections. The irrigation trays contain sterile tools such as a syringe, waterproof underpad, and alcohol pads. It is important to always wear gloves while irrigating a Foley catheter and to closely follow urinary catheter care instructions provided by your doctor.
Bard Bardia is a popular manufacturer of a Urethral Foley Catheter. These indwelling urinary catheters from Bard are available in latex or silicone materials. An all silicone Foley catheter is great for those with latex allergies and does not irritate the urethra. Bard makes a Foley balloon catheter that is transparent, making it easy to check for clots or kinks and to monitor urine flow. There are several Foley catheter sizes to choose from for a proper fit. Other urological supplies Bard Bardia is known for are Foley insertion trays.
When it comes to inserting a Foley urinary catheter, a Foley Insertion Tray makes for a safe and sanitary catheter insertion experience. Common items in a Foley catheter tray include a swab sticks, gloves, lubricant, and a syringe that is pre-filled with sterile water. Some kits also include an indwelling Foley catheter and a Foley drainage bag. All of the Foley catheter supplies in the catheter insertion tray are sterile, helping prevent infection.
We carry a variety of Rusch Urology Supplies, including high quality Foley insertion trays and several types of urinary catheters, such as an intermittent female urinary catheter and external mens catheter. Each Rusch sterile catheter is latex free. The PVC catheters are great to use alongside Rusch insertion trays. For more information on common catheter questions, please see our Rusch Catheter Blog.