MEDICAL CONDUIT HOLDER WITH STABILIZING MEMBER
 Inventors: Joseph L. Kovacs, Cranston, R.I.;
Irving Forman, Framingham, Mass.
A medical conduit holder for releasably securing and reattaching a medical conduit, for example, a Foley catheter, to the limb ol a patient. The holder includes a non-stretchable stabilizing member having a looped labric surface, and attached to a stretchable primary strap to form an enclosed nonstretchable area ol the primary strap. The primary strap is configured for attachment to the limb ol the patient. The holder lurther includes a secondary strap attached to both the platform and the primary strap, prelerably at the center ol the secondary strap. The secondary strap has a first portion with a window, and an engagement portion dimensioned to loop around the conduit and fit through the window. In use, the engagement portion is looped over the medical conduit and through the window, such that the hooked surface ol the engagement portion contacts the looped surface ol the stabilizing member in order to secure the medical conduit. The first portion is then likewise looped over the medical conduit, such that the hooked surface ol the first portion contacts the looped labric surface ol the platform. The stabilizing member resists buckling in order to retain the medical conduit in place, with little movement ol the conduit relative to the primary strap.
11 Claims, 4 Drawing Sheets