General 2-Way Standard Specialty Foley Catheters
Councill - Most often used to treat acute retention in emergency situations. The unique feature is the reinforced hole at the tip of the catheter. The tip is designed to accommodate the standard Councill tip stylet (#000437). Once dilated, the stricture or prostate often will not stay open, continuing to restrict or stop flow. A Councill Foley catheter solves this problem until a surgical intervention can be performed.
Ovoid-Fluted - Generally used for post-TURP hemostasis. Useful when large gland is resected via electrosurgical procedure. Inflated in the bladder, the balloon creates pressure (via traction) on the surgical site to affect hemostasis. Larger balloon options available for difficult cases.
Emmett - Used for post-TURP hemostasis, the long length tip with three staggered eyes maximizes drainage and reduces the potential for total occlusion of the eyes by bladder tissue, clots, or post surgical debris. The round 30cc ribbed balloon delivers excellent pressure via traction to affect hemostasis. A long tip helps prevent the balloon from pulling up and occluding the eyes under traction.
Ainsworth - Used for post-TURP hemostasis, this catheter has a short whistle tip design which is very useful for removal of clots and debris. The whistle tip can be cleared (irrigated) easily because it is approximately the same diameter as the drainage lumen of the catheter. The 30cc ribbed balloon is round to provide an excellent surface to deliver pressure under traction for hemostasis and to minimize displacement around the tip caused by traction.
Wheeler - Used for post-TURP hemostasis. The large eye covers about 50% of the circumference of the catheter allowing for easy removal of clots or debris associated with TURP. Unlike whistle tip catheters, this tip accommodates a stylet for insertion. As flow capacity is a function of the size of the eyes in any catheter, this product maximizes flow capability with the extra large eye