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Drainage bags fact sheet

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  • Factsheet
  • Straps
  • Outlet
  • Calf
  • Allows
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  • Strap
  • Thigh
  • Catheter
  • Urine
  • Drainage
Urinary drainage bags best practice. Guidelines from Independence Australia's health professionals to secure and fit drainage bags.

Drainage bags fact

Fact Sheet For Drainage Bags What is a urinary drainage bag? A disposable bag used to collect and hold urine drained from a catheter that has been inserted into your bladder. Day bags Night bags Leakage Day bags Night bags Overview Main purpose A day bag is sterile (for catheter use) and connected to a catheter. It is not washable or reusable. A portable and discreet way to collect urine allows greater freedom of movement. A night bag is attached directly on to a day bag to hold more urine. A large bag collecting urine overnight allows you to sleep without waking up to empty a bag. Other names Urine leg bags, Leg bags, Day drainage bags Bedside drainage bags, Overnight drainage bags Bag placement Empty urine from drainage bag Bag change frequency Worn under clothes. Strap to thigh or calf Several times a day Every 7 days Most common sizes 350ml, 500ml, 750ml 1.5L, 2L Outlet tubing Short or long usually 5cm, 10cm or 50cm. Some brands allow you to cut outlet tube to size Attach to a stand or hook to the side of a bed or wheelchair At end of night’s sleep (if being used as part of Link Up system) Recommended every day Long and usually 120cm Connection To a catheter port To a catheter port or day drainage bag tap Securing a day bag Option 1: Velcro or elastic leg bag straps can adjust the fit of a drainage bag against a thigh or calf. Option 2: Full sleeves or holders can completely encase a drainage bag and securely sit against a thigh or calf. To purchase your drainage bags, you can visit for quick and reliable home delivery. © Independence Australia Group 2019. No part of this fact sheet may be reproduced in whole or in part in any manner without permission.