What is a Drainage Bag?
What is a drainage bag?
A Urine drainage bag is connected to the catheter to allow for the collection of urine. If you are using a foley catheter then you can use one of these bags in order to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.
Flexicare has a range of standard and discreet leg bags with a choice of capacity and tube lengths to meet all patient needs. Once you have selected the most suitable leg bag for you there are a number of ways in which you can position your leg bag – secured with either a FlexiSleeve bag holder or leg strap – you can then connect the catheter and allow the urine to drain directly into the leg bag. Once the urine has collected in the bag, you can disconnect the catheter from the bag and use the lever tap to easily drain the urine into a toilet.
These bags should be changed every seven days.
If you don’t want to use a leg bag, you might also consider a catheter valve. These attach directly to the catheter and can remain attached for 5 -7 days. The lever tap can be easily used to drain the urine into a toilet.
2 Litre Drainage Bags
At night, you can use a larger drainage bag. You can choice between single-use bags, like Flexicare’s F2, F2-EZ and F2-EZB, which are disposed off after use or drainable bags, like Flexicare’s F4 drainage bag range, which can be emptied into the toilet and reused for 5-7 days. Both bags connect to the leg bag or catheter valve overnight. All flexicare overnight bags can be fitted to a bag stand or FlexiHang bag a hanger to keep it off the floor and enable it to drain properly through the night.
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