Wednesday, August 15, 2012

How To Use the Bard's Urinary Night Drainage Bag - A Guide For the Urostomate

Bard's Night Drainage System for urinary diversions is easy to operate.  BARD's Urine Drainage bags feature a rounded, teardrop shape that ensures more efficient drainage. 
  • Item# 153504 
  • 2,000 mL capacity
  • Center entry closed system urinary drainage bag
  • Plastic hinged hanger and string attached
  • Sample Port
  • Anti-reflux drip chamber
Simply follow the instructions below to learn more about the Bard Bag 153504 :
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Visually inspect the product for any imperfections or surface deterioration prior to use. If package is opened or if any imperfection or surface deterioration is observed, do not use.

1. Remove protective cap from drainage tube catheter adapter and connect drainage tube to catheter.

2. Position hanger on bedside rail, using string or hook.

3. Use sheeting clip to secure drainage tube to sheet.  Important: Hange drainage tube in a straight fashion from bedside to drainage bag. Ensure that the drainage bag is placed near the foot of the bed.

4. If using a urine meter, it may be emptied in two ways:
a. To empty into the bag, grasp the bottom of the meter and lift up.  To ensure that the meter empties completely, lifting again is recommended.
b. To empty urine meter into receptacle, twist green portion of drain valve to the left; to close, twist green position of the drain valve to the right.

5. To empty bag:
a. Remove outlet tube from housing; gently squeeze connector arms and pull tube from housing.
b. Release clamp and empty bag.
c. After emptying, re-clamp outlet tube and slide connector into housing until connector arms engage.
Note: If specimen is required, see directions for using urine sample port.

6. Periodic observations of this system should be made to ensure that urine is flowing freely. If a standing column of urine is observed, check for correct positioning of bag and then for a physical obstruction. If correct positioning or removal of physical obstruction does not allow free flow, the bag may have to be changed.

7. If bag is not positioned correctly, urine may bypass the meter and go directly to the bag. Reposition bag as necessary.

The Bard 153504 night drain bag, other urinary night drainage bags and other ostomy supplies for the urostomate are available at Parthenon Company. Odor associated with ostomies is a challenge many face. While there are no effective deodorizes for urine, there are many options for stool and flatulence deodorizers. For ostomy patients there is an option to place a deodorizer into their bag or take a medicine by mouth. The most effective and popular product for this is Devrom (internal deodorant).