Leah A. Burke

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Foley Catheters

I. Problem/Challenge. Foley catheters are the most widely utilized type of indwelling urinary drainage system. They were designed in the 1930’s by the urologist Frederic Foley. Modern Foley catheters have dual lumen tubes, with one lumen dedicated to urinary drainage, and the other used for balloon inflation. The balloon can be filled with air or…

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