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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | October 2014

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A new leg bag range for children with indwelling catheters

A new leg bag range for children with indwelling catheters
Continence

Pages: 79 - 82

Article topics: Catheterisation, Children, Continence, Continence care

Continence problems in children can be very disabling for both the child and their families/carers. The need to have an indwelling catheter can be inconvenient and, even, traumatising for the child. There is also a social stigma associated with incontinence, continence care and catheters, which should not be underestimated. This article discusses how healthcare professionals can help children and families and thereby reduce the burden, both emotional and physical, of living with a catheter and then introduces a new range of leg bags that have been designed specifically with children in mind.