Cascade HealthCare Products carries the KENGUARD Silicone-Coated Foley Catheter by Covidien. This is a latex indwelling catheter with a smooth silicone coating. The coating provides for a smoother placement of the catheter.
We also carry the BARDEX I.C. Infection Control Foley Catheter which has an anti-bacterial coating for infection control. The main difference between the KENGUARD and the BARDEX foley catheters is the infection control features of the BARDEX. We highly recommend that midwives opt to use the BARDEX I.C. Infection Control Foley Catheter for additional safety when inducing labor.
Foley catheters have often been used for labor induction as a means of rippening and dilating the cervix. In order to achieve this, the tip is placed into the opening of the cervix, and the balloon is gently inflated. The balloon places an even amount of pressure on the cervix with the intetion of releasing local prostaglandins that can ripen the cervix. For some women, the catheter will induce contractions and in other situations it may dilate the cervix anywhere from 3 cm to 4 cm.
- 2-way Foley catheter
- 17" long
- 18 Fr
- Standard tip
- Has a 30cc Balloon
- Silicone coated latex
We carry a variety of Urethral Catheters from All-Purpose Red Rubber Catheters to Self-Cath catheters and Urethral Catheterization Trays. Just click here for our complete selection.
Cheryl Meyers has over 30 years of experience working with midwives and health care professionals. If you need assistance in finding the right product, you can email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (800)443-9942.