Question about a urine collection port

  1. Hello, I was at a home hospice visit yesterday. Working a PRN shift, not familiar with the patient. Reviewed chart before visit. Reason for visit was pt having leakage from foley. I have flushed and/or collected specimens from a few collection ports, but the only ones I have seen before are the Leur-lock type. What I didn't know ahead of time was that this foley had a different kind of collection port. I feel kinda silly, I don't even know what it is. The foley was silicone or silicone coated, and the port looked like it needed to be accessed with a needle, but I thought that silicone foleys (including their ports?) couldn't self-seal. My sterile flush with a Leur-lock tip would not work - I did try. I have included a link to an image of a foley that looks exactly like the one the patient had. Does anyone know how to access this type of port?
    Silicone-Elastomer Coated Latex Closed System Foley Catheter Tray, 16 FR, 1mL
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   mmc51264
    the port on the clear tube above the catheter itself should be a standard 10mL syringe luer lock port.
  4. by   papillonailes
    Quote from mmc51264
    the port on the clear tube above the catheter itself should be a standard 10mL syringe luer lock port.
    Thank you for your reply. The Leur-lock 10mL flush I had just wouldn't connect, unless I wasn't applying enough pressure. But usually it doesn't require a hurculean effort! :-) It has a smooth, flat surface, not like the Leur-lock ports I have seen before.
  5. by   CoffeeRTC
    We use this brand of foley and collection tube. The flush port on the actual foley is accessed by a needless Luer lock syringe
    and the specimen access on the drainage tube with a needle.

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