I am a new nurse on a surgical tele floor. I was wondering which has a higher risk of infection: a foley or straight cath.
Would it be the foley because it's indwelling, thus keeping the bladder "open" to the risk of outside bacteria at all times?
Or the straight cath because of the constant in-and-out of the bladder (I know when people do this at home it's usually not a "sterile" procedure)?
Thanks for your help!