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Insert a Foley Catheter into a Female Patient

This video demonstrates how to insert a Foley catheter into a female patient's bladder for draining urine.

The free, short version was produced by the US Navy as training for medical personnel in isolated settings. It was included on the Operational Obstetrics & Gynecology CD. It may be freely downloaded.



Inserting a Foley Catheter

"Open the package."

"Use the sterile gloves included in the package."

"Open the antiseptic solution and the lubricating jelly."

"Test the balloon tip."

"Separate the labia and cleanse the vulva."

"The urethra is just below the clitoris and just above the vaginal opening."

"Insert the Foley catheter through the urethra and into the bladder."

"Inflate the balloon tip after you see free flow of urine through the tubing."
Short Video Runtime 1:06
11 MB
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