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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | April 2014

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A versatile range of leg bags for use in community patients

A versatile range of leg bags for use in community patients
Continence

Pages: 64 - 68

Article topics: Continence, Indwelling catheters, Leg bags, Quality of life

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.