Foley catheters are small tubes that can be inserted in the urethra to allow patients with urinary incontinence to go to the toilet. A Foley catheter is a self-contained tube that has a balloon or inflatable cuff at its tip that acts as a stopper, sealing off the bladder from the rest of the urinary tract.
Foley Catheters Benefits
A Foley Catheter is inserted via the urethra and can stay in place for up to seven days. The catheter carries urine away from the body, which allows less frequent urination. This helps reduce the risk of bacterial or fungal infection that may lead to kidney damage or death.