Catheter balloons

  1. What do you use to inflate catheter balloons?
    Last edit by trent on Jun 19, '04 : Reason: spelling error
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  2. Poll: What do you use to inflate catheter balloons?

    • normal saline

      16.67% 3
    • sterile water

      22.22% 4
    • whatever's handy

      0% 0
    • whatever came in the kit

      61.11% 11
    • something else

      0% 0
    18 Votes
  3. 1 Comments

  4. by   trent
    The reason that I ask is that in school I was taught to only use sterile water. The rationale was that saline could allow crystals to form in the balloon or port that will prevent deflation of the balloon later. Have you ever seen/heard of this happening?

    trent

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