IMPORTANT: Please sign in to update your subscription preferences and ensure you still receive communications from JCN

Sign in to your account


JCN Online Journals

Welcome the the Journal section of JCN Online. Here you can view every article from the current Journal of Community Nursing.

There are also extensive back issues available.

Please sign in or register to view the articles.

Journal details

A versatile range of leg bags for use in community patients

It has been estimated that around 4% of patients on community caseloads have long-term indwelling catheters (Pomfret, 2000). Healthcare professionals have a responsibility to be aware of the different closed drainage systems available, so that they can offer patients choices to suit their lifestyle and preferences. Leg bags are one option, which can be customised to maximise patient comfort and dignity. This paper discusses the impact that urinary incontinence can have on patient quality of life, and one range of leg bags that has been developed to meet patients’ specific needs.