Urinary collecting devices Resources

01 October 2020
Urinary incontinence is prevalent in men, with 61% of the general population of men experiencing lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) (NHS England, 2018). These symptoms present as problems with voiding, storage or post-micturition of urine (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence [NICE], 2017). Even after assessment and treatment, some men are still left with urinary incontinence, which is normally managed or contained by either pad products or urinary catheters (if clinically indicated). However, there is a vast range of alternative devices for containment. This article reviews some of the alternative devices that are available, namely sheaths, body worn urinals and penile compression clamps. It discusses the merits and disadvantages of each device and advises when they should or should not be used.