What is a Foley Catheter? - Definition & Uses


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What is a Foley catheter used for?

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1. A person with which condition may need a Foley catheter?

2. The urethra is cleaned to prevent?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to understand how Foley catheters can be used to help people empty the bladder. Quiz questions assess your knowledge of a syringe with water and how pain can be minimized during catheter insertion.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Use of Foley catheter
  • Condition that may need a Foley catheter
  • Why the urethra is cleaned
  • Ways pain can be minimized during catheter insertion
  • Syringe with water

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Foley catheter lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding ways pain can be reduced during catheter insertion
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the use of a Foley catheter

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to a Foley catheter, read through the brief lesson What is a Foley Catheter? - Definition & Uses. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify what a Foley catheter is
  • Understand the uses of a Foley catheter such as patients who have poor bladder control or a spinal cord injury
  • Learn about the procedure that is done to place a Foley catheter and ways medical professionals can reduce pain