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What Is An Indwelling Catheter?

Unlike intermittent catheters, indwelling catheters can stay inside of you for prolonged periods of time. This is especially helpful for those who are bedridden, have a form of paralysis, enlarged prostates, or those who are sedated.

Types of Foley Catheters

Foley catheters are the most common type of indwelling catheters, and there are two basic types:

  • Two Channel
  • Three Channel

A two-channel indwelling catheter is set up with two external ports which convene into one tube that separates back into two channels. One channel empties the bladder of urine. The other channel inflates a balloon with sterile water. This balloon rests just beyond the entrance to the bladder to hold the catheter in place.

Three channel catheters are very similar, however, the third channel is used to fill the bladder with saline solution for cleansing.

Foley Catheter Supplies

If you are looking for a brand new indwelling catheter, Aeroflow is here for you. We can help you find the right catheter for you through your insurance. Whether you need an indwelling catheter, intermittent catheter or external catheter we can help you find it.

Our trained staff will collect your insurance information, as well as doctor’s notes to ensure that you get the best possible supplies to fit your needs. You can call us toll-free, at (888) 345-1780. You can also qualify for a catheter on our site through our ‘Qualify Through Insurance’ form.  We look forward to hearing from you and are ready to help you with all of your catheter needs.

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