Indwelling Catheters

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All Silicone Catheter Long-Term Use (Up to 12 Weeks)

UNI-FLO (LINC Medical Systems Ltd.)

Each pack contains:

  • 1 catheter
  • Sterile water filled syringe for balloon inflation
  • Empty syringe for balloon deflation
  • A syringe of lidocaine & chlorhexidine for lubrication.

Length, Balloon, Ch Size, Order Number & Usual Quantity:

  • Standard | 5ml | 12 | 08501205W | 1 catheter every 3 to 12 weeks
  • Standard | 5ml | 14 | 08501405W | 1 catheter every 3 to 12 weeks
  • Standard | 5-10ml | 16 | 08501610W | 1 catheter every 3 to 12 weeks
  • Standard | 10ml | 18 | 08501810W | 1 catheter every 3 to 12 weeks
  • Female | 5ml | 12 | 085012051W | 1 catheter every 3 to 12 weeks
  • Female | 5ml | 14 | 085014051W | 1 catheter every 3 to 12 weeks
  • Female | 5-10ml | 16 | 085016101W | 1 catheter every 3 to 12 weeks

Prescribing notes:

  • Two way round tip Foley catheter with 'Unibal' integral balloon water.
  • Licensed by manufacturer for up to 12 weeks use.
  • Following assessment the smallest size catheter possible should be used allowing for good drainage.
  • Always ensure standard size catheter is used when catheterising male patients.
  • During routine catheterisation catheter sizes 12ch, 14ch and 16ch can be used for adult male and female patients.
  • For supra-pubic catheterisation, no less than a size 16ch catheter should be used to avoid insertion and removal trauma.
  • The length of time the catheter remains patent varies from patient to patient.
  • 30ml catheter balloon sizes should not be used.
  • There is a slight risk of anaphylaxis from use of large doses of anaesthetic gel in patients with cardiac arrhythmias. Please refer to the Resuscitation Council UK Anaphylaxis Guidance.
  • In the rare case of silicone allergy contact the continence service for an alternative catheter.

Up-to-Date Costs/Sizes

For up to date costs/sizes please see Scottish Drug Tariff (SDT).

Last reviewed: 31 January 2022

Next review: 31 January 2025

Author(s): NHSL

Version: Please refer to the introduction section for an explanation of the review dates above.

Approved By: ADTC

Reviewer Name(s): KM & CM