In order to flush a Foley catheter, the University of Miami Medical Center advises that the catheter must be separated from the drainage tube. However, supplies must be assembled before the irrigation process can begin. More » Health

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases
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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 » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases

Foley catheters are irrigated carefully by a trained nurse using sterilized equipment at a patient's bedside. Usually the procedure is carried out to ascertain how effectively the catheter is draining. More » Health Conditions & Diseases