Still studying for the NCLEX and have again encountered something in my study materials that I haven't encountered with a pt yet. This question is asking about a cystoscopy in which the pt is experiencing bleeding afterwards, and then mentions something about applying traction to a Foley. There is no further explanation about how this is done, and the only thing I can imagine in my mind is inflating the balloon and then the nurse just standing at the foot of the pt's bed tugging on it for awhile, or the doc adjusting some kind of horrible bladder traction weight.
This also sounds like it would hurt a lot...maybe not relative to a stone, but still! Can someone help me understand what is meant by Foley traction and how it's done? Thank you!