CATHETRIX has revealed Foley/Safe 2.0, a new catheter stabilizer for the prevention of urinary tract infection (UTI) and accidental Foley catheter extractions.
The innovative catheter stabilizer is the second generation of CATHETRIX Foley/Safe, which was the first Foley catheter stabilizer to actively prevent possible damage to the bladder and urethra through accidental urinary catheter extraction.
Foley/Safe prevents catheter dislodgement and movement to reduce the risk of catheter-associated UTIs. The catheter stabilizer prevents unintentional and accidental urinary catheter extraction, thus avoiding damage to the bladder or urethra.
Once the Foley catheter is pulled with a force that can harm the patient, Foley/Safe 2.0 will cut the sterile fluid tube and let the retention balloon deflate, permitting the catheter to slide out safely.
Foley/Safe 2.0 offers two-layer protection securement to patients with Foley catheters, latex and silicone. The product offers the following advantages:
- Easy to use
- Stabilizes the catheter
- Prevents excessive movement
- Simple to attach
- Avoids accidental catheter extraction
- Saves hospitalization time
Medical studies have shown that 11–17 percent of all catheters are unintentionally extracted and 5% of all urological catheters are traumatically pulled out.
Some 25% of all hospitalized patients, as well as people confined to bed in hospices and nursing homes, have urinary catheters. Many of these inpatients tend to extract their catheter tube, thereby causing themselves unnecessary pain, injury and increased risk of damage and infections.
Foley/Safe 2.0 safely prevents surgery and expensive hospitalization. The device has been patented and has received US FDA and EU CE Mark clearances.
The new catheter stabilizer will be presented for the first time at the MEDICA 2021 trade show, which will take place November 15–18, 2021 in Dusseldorf, Germany.