How to use Farco-fill Protect
Please ensure to read the full instructions for use before using this product. Instructions for use are provided on the product packaging.
- Ensure the indwelling urinary catheter is well positioned into the patient's bladder
- Before removing the grey cap from the end of the Farco-fill Protect syringe, free the plunger by gently pressing it
- Remove the grey cap* and insert the Farco-fill Protect syringe into the catheter balloon port
- Inflate the catheter balloon**
- Once the catheter balloon is inflated, remove and dispose of the Farco-fill Protect syringe
* Remove any air from the Farco-fill Protect syringe before connecting the syringe to the catheter balloon port
** Farco-fill Protect comes in prefilled syringes of 10 ml. The amount to be instilled depends on the filling volume of the catheter balloon and the type of catheter (generally 5-10 ml).
Please note: samples can only be ordered by healthcare professionals
Established scheduling for change of the catheter with reports of a significant reduction in pain and discomfort
We have tried Farco-fill Protect on several long term catheterised patients with complex history that required a catheter change every few days. The majority of patients who tried the product saw an improvement with the time between re-catheterisation extending on each new use. One of the worst was a gentleman with long term degenerative conditions, a history of chronic UTIs and a catheter that was changed every few days due to bypassing and blockage. Since using Farco-fill Protect we have managed to establish scheduling for change of the catheter with reports of a significant reduction in pain and discomfort related to the catheter change.Sharon Holroyd - December 2016
How long will Farco-fill Protect extend the in situ catheter time by?
As every patient is different, there is not a definitive answer regarding the extension of in situ catheter time. In our own evaluation, Farco-fill Protect was able to extend the average in situ catheter time from 14 to 24 days. In addition, Farco-fill Protect eliminated the requirement for catheter maintenance solutions, required fewer nurse visits, and improved patients’ quality of life.
Will Farco-fill Protect prevent blockage in all indwelling catheters?
Farco-fill Protect is effective for the reduction of blockages caused by Proteus mirabilis and Proteus
vulgaris. Triclosan has no effect on blockages caused by Providencia rettgeri. It should be emphasised, however, that Proteus mirabilis is the most commonly responsible urease-producing bacterium involved in catheter encrustation while Proteus vulgaris and Providencia rettgeri are only found in 5-10% of catheter biofilms.
In addition blockage is not always caused due to encrustation and there are a number of other reasons why a catheter may block. Farco-fill Protect will not be effective in these situations.
Can Farco-fill Protect be used in suprapubic catheters?
Farco-fill Protect is a sterile solution designed to inflate the catheter balloon of both indwelling
urethral and suprapubic catheters.
What is the suggested volume I should use to inflate the catheter balloon?
Farco-fill Protect comes in pre-filled syringes of 10 ml. The amount to be instilled depends on the filling volume of the catheter balloon specified by the catheter manufacturer, and is normally between 5 and 10 ml. Please read the instructions before use.
How often can Farco-fill Protect be used?
You can use Farco-fill Protect every time you change a catheter; however, it is recommended that
the solution and therefore the catheter are changed every 4 weeks.
Is Farco-fill Protect available on prescription?
Farco-fill Protect is available on prescription. It can be obtained through a pharmacy or any home
delivery service such as our sister company SecuriCare.