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    Securing catheter bag tubing

    Due to a recent injury (falling out of my chair) I am unable to empty my leg bag. I am using a catheter bag hanging under the wheelchair but I am having awful trouble with the tubing twisting the urodome. Could somebody give me some advice on what product I might use to secure the catheter bag tubing to my leg to prevent it from turning around and twisting the urodome?

    Cheers
    Steve

    #2
    While this is labeled as a "Foley holder" we use these for securing all sorts of tubing, including drainage bag tubing for external condom catheters. I believe they are available in Australia:

    http://www.dalemed.com/product/hold-n-place-leg-band/

    (KLD)
    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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      #3
      Thank you

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        #4
        Originally posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
        While this is labeled as a "Foley holder" we use these for securing all sorts of tubing, including drainage bag tubing for external condom catheters. I believe they are available in Australia:

        http://www.dalemed.com/product/hold-n-place-leg-band/

        (KLD)
        Tried these years ago, they didn't work for me. They didn't stay in place and ended up pulling on the catheter. Small thighs...maybe the problem.

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          #5
          I use 3m Durapore tape. It's a good adhesive tape.

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            #6
            Here are some other options:

            https://www.exmed.net/p-3641-m-c-joh...be-holder.aspx

            https://allmedwholesale.com/index.ph...bbsgo40s8ev3t3

            https://allmedwholesale.com/index.ph...9alfdcfqg9f051

            https://allmedwholesale.com/index.ph...ipu10k979pame7

            (KLD)
            The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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              #7
              Thank you for the links. I had physio on my shoulder recently and discovered a cheap solution and that was to use strapping tape which holds it in place perfectly.

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                #8
                Originally posted by takenaback View Post
                Thank you for the links. I had physio on my shoulder recently and discovered a cheap solution and that was to use strapping tape which holds it in place perfectly.
                I would be very careful using tape like this on your skin. You can have a reaction to the adhesive since it is not designed for use on skin, and can get blisters or skin tears, esp. when removing it.

                (KLD)
                The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                  #9
                  Thanks for the response and I will keep that in mind. The physiotherapist (physical therapist) put it on my shoulder for four days and held securely so I think it probably is designed to go against skin. No reactions on the thigh so far.

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                    #10
                    I think you must mean what we call kinesiotape in the USA. That is very different than strapping tape which is cellophane tape with threads running through it used for taping cardboard boxes and packages, like this:


                    (KLD)
                    Last edited by SCI-Nurse; 27 Dec 2016, 1:16 AM.
                    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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                      #11
                      Yes that's absolutely correct, definitely nothing used for taping cardboard boxes. Used on athletes, injuries etc.

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