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What is a Foley Catheter/ Foley Balloon Catheter
A Foley catheter is a thin, flexible and sterile tube which is passed through the urethra into the urinary bladder. Urine drains from the bladder into a bag which is attached to one of the lumens of the catheter. The urinary catheter is held in its place with a balloon at one end which is filled with sterile water.
When is a Foley Catheter used?
The need for catheterization arises in a number of conditions including: