4800 S. Croatan Highway
Nags Head, NC 27959
A Foley catheter is a tube that is used to drain urine from your bladder to the outside of the body. The urine is collected in a large plastic bag. If you have one of have these tubes inserted, you could get an infection from it. The longer you have the catheter, the more likely you are to have an infection in your urinary tract. The urinary tract is the part of your body that drains urine from your bladder to the outside.
Our doctors and nurses are taking steps to prevent these infections. A list of those steps is shown below.
You can help yourself or a family member who has a Foley catheter. Read over the steps below. They can help keep you safe from infection. Ask questions if you are not sure if the steps are being followed.
Our staff use the following steps to keep you safe from urinary tract infection.