Infection Prevention Foley Catheter
Infection Prevention Foley Catheter The Bactiguard Infection Protection Foley Catheter (BIP Foley Catheter), is an indwelling urinary catheter with Bactiguard coating which is proven to significantly reduce bacteriuria, symptomatic urinary tract infections and the use of antibiotics. The Bactiguard Infection Protection (BIP) technology is based on the application of a very thin noble metal coating, consisting of gold, palladium and silver to medical devices. The coating is firmly bound to the surface of the device and reduces the adhesion and growth of microbes. The catheter is used for drainage and irrigation of the bladder, or for the collection and measurement of patient urine. It can be used trough urethra or suprapubically for up to 90 days and is available both in latex and silicone with Bactiguard coating. On top of the Bactiguard coating, the Foley catheters also have a hydrophilic coating, to reduce friction between the catheter surface and urethra when inserting the catheter aimed at increased patient comfort.