What is a Urinary Catheter?
A urinary catheter is a tube that is inserted into your bladder to drain urine. A catheter may be necessary for a number of reasons:
- Inability to empty your bladder
- A pending surgical procedure
- Or a need to monitor precisely how much urine your body is making.
A Foley catheter has a balloon that is inflated once the catheter is placed in the bladder. The balloon keeps the catheter in place and prevents it from leaving the bladder.
DirectVision® Catheterization Kit contains the items needed for urinary catheter placements. It includes an innovative retaining clamp for urethral anesthetics such as Urojet. To improve the sterile field and reduce the likelihood of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) the kit includes:
- Two sterile oversized drapes (30 in. x 24 in) with one fenestrated and the other non-fenestrated
- Two pairs of sterile examination gloves
- A procedure mask
Additional items include:
- 6’ irrigation tubing
- Povidone Iodine solution
- Lubricant water soluble
- 10cc sterile water syringe
- Urine drainage bag