I'm in my first semester of nursing school
and we've been going over Foley catheters. My problem is about filling the balloon. We're using Kendall KenGuard Foley catheter kits and the tubing says "5 cc silicone coated, 10 ml inflation." The kit comes with a pre-filled syringe of 10 ml. The first instructor who taught us the technique showed us to fill the balloon with the entire 10 ml of fluid. When I asked what the "5 cc silicone coated" meant she basically blew me off and said just to instill 10 ml. Well, last night we were going over it again with a different instructor and she told us to use 5 cc and that they give us a little extra in the syringe just in case. When I asked her why the tubing also said "10 ml inflation" she couldn't answer and just said that you always use 5 cc and that it's standard.
I'm completely confused. Can someone clear this up for me?