Foley Cath length


Hello dear nurses. 

I have a client that is 6'7 tall male with a 16Fr cath. Since he is so tall, the cath is too short, we have to place the stat lock very close so it doesn't pull. Does anyone knows if cath come in diferent length? 

vampiregirl, BSN, RN

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Specializes in Hospice. Has 13 years experience.

I'm not aware of extended length catheters however an option might be to see if you have different securement devices available such as leg straps or tape/ velcro commercial devices where you could secure the device a little bit lower instead of at the "Y". Even a using tape in a double chevron pattern can work in a pinch to promote stability. 


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That's a great idea! I'll give it a try. Thank you for taking the time! Greatly appreciated it.