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Urocare: Customize Your Urinary Leg Bag

Urocare Customizes Your Urinary Leg Bag, Tubing, Clamps What is a Leg Bag? Leg bags are used to collect urine that is drained from the bladder when you are using an external condom catheter or a indwelling foley catheter. They can be worn on the thigh or calf depending on what is comfortable to you. They are made of a lot of different materials and come in a wide variety of styles. Generally speaking the leg bag connects to the catheter by a connector attached directly to the catheter or by extension tubing. When the leg bag is full it is emptied by opening the drain valve on the bottom of the bag. Some people choose to reuse their leg bag while others use them and then discard them either after one day or just a few days.

What are the Different Types of Ostomy Wafers & Barriers?

What is an Ostomy Wafer & Barrier? What is an Ostomy Wafer or Barrier? Ostomy wafers are the same thing as ostomy barriers. The ostomy barrier is the part of the appliance that goes against the skin and has a hole that fits around your stoma. The ostomy barrier is often called a flange, wafer, device, or appliance. An ostomy barrier sticks to the skin around your stoma by using adhesive. The skin around your stoma is called your "peristomal skin" and surrounds your stoma. The ostomy barrier goes around your stoma and protects your skin from stomal output. The ostomy barrier also allows your ostomy pouch to connect to your body.

Transfer Bench: Safety Tips & Buyer's Guide

Transfer Bench Buyer's Guide and Safety Tips Banner What is the Difference Between a Shower Chair and a Transfer Bench? Shower chairs and transfer benches are both used to help people bathe safely. The shower chair sits completely inside the bathtub with all four feet flat on the bottom of the tub itself. A transfer bench is placed straddling the wall of the bathtub so two feet are inside the tub and the other two feet are placed outside of the tub. This allows the person using the transfer bench to gently slide across the bench, lift their legs over the wall of the tub, and then place their legs inside the tub without standing up. The transfer bench allows them to maneuver themselves into the tub while they are seated.

Rusch Catheters: Common Questions

Rusch Catheter Questions and Answers Banner Rusch or Teleflex? Teleflex is a global provider of medical technologies. Rusch is a brand of catheters made and distributed by Teleflex. Sometimes you will see, "Rusch Teleflex" on the box of catheters, other times it will simply say, "Rusch". There is no difference in quality. Teleflex is a trusted manufacturer of medical supplies and Rusch is a quality brand of catheters that they distribute. Teleflex is home to other brands as well, like Hudson RCI for instance. Rusch makes a wide variety of catheters. They have traditional catheters like their Rusch Easy Cath line of intermittent catheters as well as Golden Drain external catheters, Rusch Gold foley catheters, and many others.

Wheezing Season is Coming!

Fall Allergies, Respiratory Care, Asthma Weather Allergies are not just for spring and summer. Fall might mean Pumpkin Spice Lattes for most of us but for some it means increased allergy symptoms. Allergies can cause nasal and sinus issues but it can also mean breathing and respiratory complaints. Wheezing and asthma flair ups are to be expected when fall allergy symptoms hit. Respiratory care is important all year long but it is even more important when your allergies are active! What can you do to make this allergy season better?

SCA Tena, Incontinence Solutions for Every Day and Night

SCA Tena Incontinence Solutions for Day and Night SCA Tena has the solution for the incontinence challenges you may be having. Women and men can trust SCA Tena to provide quality incontinence products you can count on. Whether you need adult briefs or just the added confidence disposable pads can give you, Tena has wonderful choices you can rely on. Many people have to deal with incontinence issues every day. Men and women of all ages struggle with how to solve their incontinence problems. I think the best way to approach a challenge is to be prepared. There are many online medical supply stores that will deliver right to your door with free discreet shipping.

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