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Why Choose the Bard Bedside Urine Drainage Bag?
Bard Medical is a leader in medical supplies and has consistently gone above and beyond in the creation of their urinary care products, such as the Bard Urinary Drainage Bag. Claimed by many to be the best on the market, it has many convenience and safety features that give users the best possible experience, time and time again. Due to a rounded teardrop shape, this bag drains efficiently, which also makes it easy to clean. This sturdy item comes with either a double or single hook hanger so users can carry it while using a walker or a wheelchair. It comes completely sterilized and some are latex-free, which negates the possibility of a reaction to the vinyl material.
In addition to the convenience of this Drainage Bag, is also designed to decrease risk of infection. The bag is bacteriostatic, which means it has been injected with an anti-microbial to lower the risk of urinary tract infection occurrences. It also has a microbial outlet tube to protect the drainage bag from contamination. For additional health protection, the anti-reflux chamber prevents urine from going back into the drainage tube to prevent leaks and keep it sanitary. In addition, its safety-flow outlet prevents, spills, leaks, and splashes during the cleaning process. Bard Medical has also created the EZ-LOK Port to prevent accidental needle sticks during needle-free aspiration.
Who Would Find this Product Useful?
Users with the following conditions or needs may find this product useful:
- Bladder Outlet Obstruction
- Critical Illness and a Need for Accurate Urinary Output Measurements
- Open Sacral Wound Recovery
- Pineal Wound Recovery
- Pre-Surgical Preparation
- Post-Surgical Recovery
- Immobilization that is Prolonged Due to Injury
- Urinary Incontinence (Leakage)
- Urinary Retention (Unable to Urinate)
Bard Urine Drainage Bag Features and Benefits
- BARDIA Latex Foley Catheter: A silicone elastic polymer coated latex indwelling catheter. This highly rated product is hydrophobic to reduce irritation. This product is sterile.
- M.C. Johnson Cath-Secure: Adhesive, hypoallergenic, dual-tab holders that secure catheters to the leg.
- Surgilube Lubrication Gel: A popular lubrication jelly for catheterization, surgical use, and more.
- NYOrtho Urinary Drain Bag Holder: A discreet, black, vinyl urinary drainage bag holder that can be hung from a wheelchair.
Bard Urinary Drainage Bag Instructions
- Use asecptic techniques and a needless safe sampling port for retrieving specimens.
- Always wash hands with warm water and soap before and after each use.
- Ensure that the catheter is inserted properly. Make sure it is entirely inserted, that is balloon is completely inflated, and that the correct amount of sterile water is being used.
- Never use the same collection container for more than one patient when draining.
- Be attentive to the user's needs and inspect the bag's positioning regularly. Reposition the urine bag, its tubing, or user whenever needed.
How to Position the Drain Bag
- Always connect the bag to the foot of the bed.
- Ensure that the bag to catheter tubing does not get kinked.
- Always keep the bag below the user's bladder and catheter during use. This includes when the user uses a wheelchair or walks, and during gurney transport. Never place it on the user's legs or abdomen during transport.
- Never place this bag on the ground.
- Run the tubing in a straight line over the user's leg and attach it with sheet clips to the sheets.
- To empty, hold the spine and lift the meter.
How to Empty a Bard Urine Collection Bag
- First, use warm water and soap to wash hands for at least twenty seconds.
- If applicable, remove the tubing from the bag pocket.
- Hold the tubing over a specimen container or toilet.
- Without touching the valve tip or allowing it to touch the toilet, release the emptying valve.
- Allow the urine to completely drain from the bag.
- Again, wash hands with soap and warm water for twenty seconds or longer.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you dispose of urinary drainage bags?
To dispose of this item, empty it, remove it, and then connect a fresh one. Before throwing it away, wrap it in a plastic bag if it is being used in-home. Dispose of it according to facility guidelines if it is being used at a healthcare facility.
Where should a drainage bag be kept?
Urine collection bags should always be kept lower than the user's bladder and their catheter.
What happens if a drainage bag is higher than the bladder?
If the bag is higher than the bladder, the bladder may empty more slowly and urine may flow back into the bladder. It also increases the likelihood of collection system contamination. This can cause urinary tract infections, user discomfort, and other complications.
How often should a urinary drainage bag be emptied?
Urinary bags it is essential to drain bags before they become more than half full for the safety and comfort of the user.
How often should a urinary drainage bag be changed?
Urinary drainage bags should be changed out according to facility guidelines, as these vary facility to facility. It is commonly recommended to change these bags every time a catheter is changed. For hygienic reasons and to prevent UTIS, they should be always be changed out at least once a week. Finally,
Manuals and Documents
- Bard Nurse Guide contains Bard product guidelines for nurses.
- Bard Patient Guide contains Bard product guidelines for patients.
- Bard Urilogical Products Catalog contains urilogical product details.
- Urinary System Guidelines for Drainage contains urine collection bag drain guidelines.
- Urine Drainage Bag Positioning Guide contains urine collection bag positing instruction.
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- Manufacturer: BD Bard
- Item Numbers: 153504, 153509, 154002, 154004, 154102
- Application: Urinary Drainage
- Type: Bedside Drain Bag
- Style Options: Single-Hook, Two-Hook, Anti-Reflux, Infection Control
- Capacity: 2000, 4000cc
- Entry: Center
- Material: Vinyl
- Sterile: Yes
- Latex-Free: Varies
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Summary of Recommendations: Guideline for Prevention of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections. 2009.
- Fairview Health Services. Emptying and Cleaning Your Urinary Catheter Bag. 2008.
- Penn State University. Good Practice in Health Care: The Male External Catheter. 2008.
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