Keywords: Urinary Catheter, Foley, Coude (PubMed Search)
Placing a foley catheter in a patient with BPH or acute urinary retention can be very difficult at times. Here are some tips to increase your chance of a successful placement.
If all else fails, a suprapubic catheter may need to be placed. For a great review on evaluation and treatment please see Drs. Vilke, Ufberg, Harrigan, and Chan's article in the August edition of Journal of Emergnecy Medicine entitled Evaluation and treatment of acute urinary retention.
Vilke GM, Ufberg JW, Harrigan RA, Chan TC. Evaluation and treatment of acute urinary retention. J Emerg Med. 2008 Aug;35(2):193-8.