Cardinal Health Leg Bag With T-Tap Valve Features
- T-Tap Valve:
- The T-Tap valve is a unique feature of this leg bag, which allows for easy and convenient drainage of urine with one hand.
- This makes it easy for patients with limited mobility or dexterity to empty the bag.
- Adjustable straps:
- The leg bag comes with adjustable straps, which allow for a comfortable and secure fit on the patient's leg.
- The straps are also designed to prevent slippage and minimize skin irritation.
- Transparent material:
- The leg bag is made of a transparent material, which allows for easy monitoring of urine output and helps to detect any potential issues such as blockages or leaks.
- Graduated markings:
- The bag has graduated markings, which help healthcare professionals to accurately measure and monitor urine output.
- Sterile packaging:
- The leg bag is packaged in a sterile environment, which reduces the risk of infection and ensures the safety of the patient.
When to use this drainage bags?
- Urinary Incontinence: Urinary drainage bags are used when a person cannot urinate naturally; therefore, a catheter is used to initiate the urination, and the leg bag collects the urine.
- After Surgery: When a person has recently undergone surgery and thus experiences urinary retention, a catheter and a urinary bag are required.
- Any other health concerns.
How does it work?
The Urine passes through the catheter from the bladder into the leg bag.
- The Cardinal Premium Leg bag is attached to the patient all day. However, it does not create hindrances in movement, and the patient may move around freely.
- The leg bag can be concealed under a skirt, dress, or pants.
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How to use Cardinal Urine Leg Bag with T Valve?
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before handling the leg bag.
- Attach the catheter to the T-Tap valve of the leg bag. Make sure it is securely attached and not leaking.
- Ensure that the leg bag is positioned below the level of the bladder to allow for gravity drainage. The leg bag should be attached to the leg using the adjustable straps provided. Ensure it is comfortable for the patient and not too tight or loose.
- Open the T-Tap valve to allow the urine to drain into the bag. The T-Tap valve can be easily opened with one hand. If the urine flow stops, adjust the position of the leg bag or catheter to ensure the flow is not obstructed.
- Monitor the urine output and the leg bag for any signs of leakage or blockage. If you notice any issues, contact your healthcare provider immediately.
- When the leg bag is full or needs to be emptied, close the T-Tap valve and disconnect the catheter from the leg bag. Empty the urine into a toilet or a container and dispose of the urine and the leg bag as per your healthcare provider's instructions.
- After handling the leg bag and catheter, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
Where to place the leg bag?
- The elastic leg straps help in attaching the leg bag to the thigh.
- Ensure the bag is always placed lower than the bladder so the urine does not flow back into the bladder.
How to empty the bag?
Always empty the leg bag in a clean bathroom. Make sure at no point do the catheter tubings or pouch touch any bathroom surfaces. Empty the bag into the toilet at least twice or thrice a day or when the bag is third to half full.
Easy steps to empty the drain bag:
- Begin with washing hands properly.
- Keep the bag below the hip or bladder so it's easier to empty.
- Hold the bag over the toilet and open the T-Tap drainage valve.
- Do not let the bag touch the toilet surfaces, as it might infect the leg bag.
- Rinse the bag properly and close the valve.
- Refrain from placing the bag on the floor. It is advised to reattach it to the thigh of the patient.
- Rewash hands to avoid infection.
- Clean the leg bag each night before replacing it with a bedside bag.
- Thoroughly wash your hands before initiating the process.
- Disconnect the tubings from the bag.
- Pour some vinegar and water in a ratio of 2:3 into the leg bag. One can also use chlorine bleach mixed with water (15 ml and 120 ml each).
- Close the T- tap valve. Shake the bag for a good few minutes.
- Let the bag soak in the vinegar+water solution for around 20 minutes.
- Use a hanger to hang the leg bag to dry properly.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between a urinary leg bag and a drainage bag?
Drainage bags are mostly ideal for use during nighttime while you are sleeping. Whereas the leg bag is attached to the leg and helps you to move around freely.
How often should a drainage leg bag be emptied?
The Cardinal T-Tap 900 ml leg bag should be emptied regularly to avoid becoming too full and heavy, which may pull on your catheter. This should occur every 2 to 3 hours or when the bag is about half to three-quarters full.
Can you wear a urinary leg bag at night?
It is ideal to use a larger drainage bag at night while you are sleeping. You can use the leg bag during the day.
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