Cathetrix, a developer of urinary (Foley) smart catheter fixation devices, will commercially launch its catheter stabilizer for the prevention of urinary tract infections (UTIs) and accidental Foley catheter extractions.
Foley/Safe is the first stabilizing and securing device that protects from accidental urinary catheter extraction by severing the catheter, deflating the retention balloon, and preventing damage to the bladder and urethra.
The upgraded version of the company's Foley/Safe includes three protective layers:
- Fixation – The adhesive patch secures the catheter in place and prevents minor catheter movements from being transferred to the urinary system.
- Anti-slide smart mechanism - detects and absorbs minor catheter movements and prevents the catheter from being pulled. The anti-slide patch can last 14 days without replacement, lowering the risk of catheter-associated UTI.
- Disconnection – When the pulling force is significant and dramatic, the advanced cutting mechanism is engaged smoothly in severing the catheter. As a result, the catheter retention balloon deflates enabling safe and easy removal.
These mechanisms prevent outside elements from being transferred to the urinary system and are exclusive to Foley/Safe 2.0.
The Foley/Safe 2.0 device has been adjusted to the requirements of the medical system and is favored by surgeons and nurses in the fields of urology, geriatrics, orthopedics, and gynecology.