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A Foley catheter is held in place by a small balloon filled with sterile water, and when the catheter requires removal, the balloon is deflated and the catheter slides out of the urethra, according to Healthline. Removin... More »

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Nurses perform Foley catheter insertion in males and females by gently inserting the catheter tube into the body until it reaches the bladder, according to WebMD. Next, nurses inflate the catheter balloon with water, all... More »

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A Foley catheter is a thin, sterile tube that medical personnel insert into a patient's bladder to drain urine, according to eMedicineHealth. This catheter can be left in place for many days and is also known as an indwe... More »

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Unless the catheter plugs, it is recommended that a Foley catheter be changed approximately every 2 to 4 weeks, as stated by Jackson Memorial Medical Center. If the catheter clogs up, it needs to be immediately changed, ... More »

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The removal of a Foley catheter should not hurt, but the patient may feel a small pulling sensation as the doctor or nurse takes it out, states UCLA Urology. The procedure itself does not take more than a minute. A Foley... More »

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The irrigation procedure for a Foley catheter first requires establishing a sterile working field, according to the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Clean the catheter and drainage tubing with an alco... More »

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A suprapubic Foley catheter is a hollow, thin and flexible tube that is used to remove urine from the bladder. To insert the tube into the bladder, a small aperture is made in the abdomen near the navel area. Some reason... More »

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