8 Ways Braided and Coiled Shaft can help you
23 August 21
Braided and coiled shaft and their use in medical practice
Braided and coiled shaft are a medical device in the form of a tube. The catheter helps with some procedures, in particular, emptying, insertion into the canals, leg urine collection , cavities, vessels of the body of fluids, flushing, as well as passing medical instruments through the catheter.
Catheter insertion is called catheterization. A distinction is made between soft coiled shaft, made from flexible, plastic materials such as rubber or plasticized PVC, and rigid coiled shaft, most often made of metal.
Application of braided and coiled shaft
According to the main areas of application, there are vascular and cavity coiled shaft. The latter include a very common urinary catheter. Braided and coiled shaft are go into the urethra to empty the bladder when this is not possible to do naturally. Other types of coiled shaft goes through an incision in the skin into other cavities:
- into the gallbladder with cholecystectomy,
- into the renal pelvis with nephrostomy,
- Moreover, into the bladder during cystectomy,
What is the benefit of braided and coiled shaft?
Vascular coiled shaft include central, peripheral venous and arterial cannulas. They are common to introduce medicinal solutions into the patient’s body.
Moreover, they come directly into the bloodstream, and also serve for blood sampling for various purposes. Coiled shaft go percutaneous. A peripheral catheter places in the superficial veins.
There is also a method in which catheterization of the central veins from peripheral approaches is performed – for this, large braided and coiled shaft are common.
How braided and coiled shaft is fixed?
In almost all cases, the coiled shaft fixes to the patient’s skin with a plaster, suture material or a special fixator. Also, the fixation of the catheter in the cavity comes by changing the shape after insertion into the body. Recently, the Pigtail system has become widespread in medical practice.
Basically, this system is the least traumatic, safe and simple to implement. The polyvinyl braided and coiled shaft has an end in the shape of a pig’s tail – and when installed, it is straightened, after which it twists, preventing it from falling out. Moreover, to ensure reliable fixation, a fishing line is placed in the walls of the coiled shaft,
A urinary catheter is a flexible tube-shaped device common to empty the bladder. Emptying takes place either directly into the toilet, as with natural urination, or into a special urine bag. Most often, they go through the urethra, a thin canal that leads to the bladder, or if indicated, a catheter goes into the suprapubic region through a small opening in the lower abdomen.
There are two main types of urinary coiled shaft:
Ø Indwelling Foley coiled shaft
These are go through the urethra into the bladder and allow urine to flow freely into the drainage bag. This type of catheter remains in the urethra and bladder for a long time and holds in place with a special balloon, which is inflated after insertion into the bladder;
Ø Disposable coiled shaft
It is common for self-catheterization, braided and coiled shaft are temporarily go into the bladder. It goes through the urethra and removed after the bladder is empty. The indwelling urinary catheter connects to the urine collection bag using a tube.
Similarly, it goes through this tube urine flows down the tube into the bag, and then the bag empties using the drain valve on the bag.
There is no need to change the indwelling catheter. The urine collection bag is easy to attach to the leg with straps or with a special hanger-hook it can be hung near the bed during sleep.
Disposable urinary catheter suitable for patients who do not need to use a catheter all the time or if there is no desire or ability to wear a urine bag. A disposable catheter is go into the urethra only at the time of emptying. It is to empty the bladder and then removed from the urethra after emptying. This procedure can be performed several times a day.
Use of a braided and coiled shaft is good to do as directed by a physician. In cases where there is difficulty in urinating naturally, or there is residual urine in the bladder and there is no complete emptying. It is also common in the pre or postoperative period.
A urinary catheter is common:
- To make it easier to urinate if there is an obstruction in the urethra
- To help empty your bladder if you have weak muscles or nerve damage
- Similarly, that prevents you from emptying your bladder yourself
- Moreover, during labor, if you have an epidural
- after different types of surgery to drain the bladder
- Furthermore, before or during long-term surgery
- to deliver drugs directly to the bladder
- during chemotherapy for bladder cancer
Which braided and coiled shaft is right for you needs?
Some patients are more suitable for an indwelling catheter if there is a need to ensure a continuous flow of urine, while others are more suited to use a disposable urinary catheter. The former is convenient in that it avoids re-insertion, but indwelling braided and coiled shaft is more likely to cause problems such as infections.
Why anesthetic gel is common?
Placement of some types of coiled shaft can be awkward or even uncomfortable, so an anesthetic gel can be common to relieve pain. However, ready-to-use coolest urinary coiled shaft are available. Moreover, they are the most convenient, comfortable and safe to use.
What is the major problem by braided and coiled shaft?
The main problems come by urinary coiled shaft are infections of the urethra, bladder, or, less commonly, kidneys. These types of infections are known as urinary tract infections (UTIs) and usually require antibiotic treatment. There is a potential risk of getting a UTI with either an indwelling catheter or a disposable catheter if hygiene is not followed during insertion.
However, the longer the catheter is common, the higher the risk of infection. This is why it is important that coiled shaft goes correctly, maintained properly, and common only for as long as necessary. Braided and coiled shaft can also sometimes cause other problems, such as bladder spasms, leaks, blockages, and damage to the urethra.
Why urine flow around the catheter?
Sometimes urine may flow around the catheter or not. This may be due to:
- the catheter is kinked
- incorrectly sized catheter
- bladder spasm
- there is a blockage in the catheter
- wrong size air bloom
- urethral infection