Foley Catheters

Foley catheters are the most common type of indwelling catheter and can be left inside of the bladder for extended periods of time. These urinary catheters feature a latex or non-latex tube with two separated channels running down its length. One allows for urine to flow from the bladder into a collection bag and the other features a balloon that is inflated with sterile water once it is inside the bladder in order to keep the catheter in place. Some Foley catheters may feature additional channels for irrigation purposes.