Quote from raindrop
When inserting a foley cath, how far in do you go....and how do you know when to stop? Seem like it could coil without the nurse realizing it. Is there resistance?
And sorry to sound so dumb, but I realize that the g-tube is kept in place by the baloon; should the nurse inflate the foley when it is in the stoma? How many cc?
insert the foley 2-3 inches.
cut off desired length of other end of catheter.
check placement as you would w/g-tube.
balloon only needs 5-6cc .
keep in mind, some nurses don't even inflate balloon, but continual monitoring is indicated.
also, this is a very temporary measure and should not be replaced for the g-tube.
the main purpose of inserting the catheter, is to keep stoma open.
a foley catheter, breaks down very quickly in the stomach.