Frequently Asked Questions – Foley
Q: Do you need to use a skin protectant prep pad when using a Clik-FIX Foley device?
A: No, it is not needed with the Clik-FIX unless your hospital protocol requires it.
Q: Does the Clik-FIX Foley device require alcohol prep pads to remove?
A: Always follow your facility protocol when removing securement devices. In most cases, you do not need alcohol prep pads to remove the Clik-FIX Foley device. If difficulty is encountered while removing the Clik-FIX Foley device, please use alcohol prep pads to assist removal.
Q: How should the skin be prepped before applying the Clik-FIX Foley device?
A: When using the Clik-FIX device, prep and cleanse the insertion and securement area according to your facility protocol.
Q: What is the Clik-FIX Foley device made of?
A: The Clik-FIX Foley device is made of a polyethylene foam cushion. All Clik-FIX devices are latex-free.
Q: What type of adhesive is used in the Clik-FIX device?
A: The adhesive on the Clik-FIX Foley device is a skin-friendly, medical-grade, solvent-free, acrylic adhesive.
Q: Should I cover the Clik-FIX with a bio-occlusive dressing?
A: Follow your hospital protocol for foley catheter securement.
Q: Does the Clik-FIX device contain latex?
A: No, none of the Clik-FIX devices contain latex.
Q: Can the Clik-FIX be used on frail or sensitive skin?
A: We have made the device with adhesives and materials to make it less problematic for patients with skin sensitivities. Always follow your facility protocol and use clinical judgement when treating patients with sensitive skin. The Clik-FIX Foley device has skin-friendly adhesive. It is comfortable and there are no hard plastic parts. The Clik-FIX Foley device is made entirely of soft foam and flexible velcro straps. The Clik-FIX Foley device is contraindicated for use on compromised skin (skin with open wounds, burns, lesions, rashes, irritation, known tape or adhesive allergies, or hypersensitivity).
Q: How long can the Clik-FIX Foley device remain on the patient?
A: The Clik-FIX Foley device can remain on the patient anywhere from 1-7 days, depending on specific patient circumstances. Clik-FIX securement devices should be changed at least every 7 days, or when clinically indicated.
Q: What is the shelf life of the Clik-FIX Foley device?
A: The shelf life of all Clik-FIX devices is 3 years.
Q: Can the Clik-FIX Foley device be used with both suprapubic and urethral foley catheters?
A: Yes, the Clik-FIX Foley device can be used for both suprapubic and urethral foley catheters.
Q: Is there more than one size of the Clik-FIX Foley catheter securement device?
A: Yes, we offer the Clik-FIX Foley device in three sizes, 5-8 Fr., 10-14 Fr., and 16-24 Fr.
Q: Does the patient’s leg need to be shaved before applying the Clik-FIX Foley device?
A: Always follow your facility protocol. Typically, it is not necessary to shave the patient when placing the Clik-FIX Foley device. If needed, the patient’s hair may be trimmed.