Indwelling Foley Catheter Survey

I am a Suffolk GP keen to improve the design of the indwelling urinary catheter.  We have produced the Flume catheter that has the potential to make a real difference to patients.

As you know, Foleys quickly get infected and this leads to encrustation and blockage. The new Flume device tackles the known problems of the Foley.

Firstly  the collapsing bladder dome is protected from damage by the firm tip by a soft balloon. Secondly the drainage port is distanced from the bladder mucosa to prevent it being sucked in and finally there is no residual urine in the bladder since the Flume drains it completely. 

District Nurses play a vital part in catheter management and know the problems first hand direct from their patients. The purpose of this short survey is to draw on your knowledge and experience. I would be really grateful if you could take a few minutes to answer the questions below. Your responses will really help us in our efforts to develop a new catheter that could prevent so much patient suffering.
 
Thank you
Dr John Havard

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