Care of a Foley Catheter
This ten-page illustrated handout educates people about the use and care of a Foley catheter, which is a tube that is inserted into the bladder to drain urine from the body. It explains how the catheter is put in, and provides a list of recommendations for care when using a Foley catheter. Five sets of step by step instructions are provided that show how to clean around the catheter, measure the urine from the urine bag, changing and cleaning the urine bag, and removing the catheter. The document includes problem-solving tips, and identifies those symptoms for which a doctor should be called.
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