Friendly Foley

October 6, 2009

When patients experience discomfort with Foley catheterization, fill a 2-mL syringe with lidocaine jelly and inject this (without using the needle!) through the urethral meatus and into the urethra. Wait several minutes, then insert the catheter.

Friendly Foley
When patients experience discomfort with Foley catheterization, fill a 2-mL syringe with lidocaine jelly and inject this (without using the needle!) through the urethral meatus and into the urethra. Wait several minutes, then insert the catheter.
-- Mohammed Basha, MD
Gainesville, Fla

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