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Urinary Drain Bag – NMU210201

A urine meter drain bag is a small bag made of cloth or plastic that is used to catch urine that has been drained from a urinary catheter. The urine meter drain bag is inserted into the urethra before the catheter is removed and held in place by the natural flow of urine.

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  • Urinary Drain Bag Ref. No.: NMU210201

Urine Meter Drain Bag

Do you have a large mess to clean up? In most cases, cleaning up a large mess can be quite a hassle. But with a urine meter drain bag, the cleanup process is made much simpler. All you need to do is place the bag over the urine meter and wait for the water to flow through it, which will pick up all the urine and debris.

What is a urine meter drain bag?

A urine meter drain bag is a small bag made of cloth or plastic that is used to catch urine that has been drained from a urinary catheter. The urine meter drain bag is inserted into the urethra before the catheter is removed and held in place by the natural flow of urine.

How to use a urine meter drain bag

Building a urine meter drain bag is an easy way to quickly and easily drain your urine meter. Here are instructions on how to make a urine meter drain bag:

1. Cut a large hole in the bottom of a trash bag.
2. Put the bag over the end of the urine meter.
3. Tie the opening of the bag around the middle with a knot, making sure that it is tight enough so that the water cannot escape.
4. Hang the bag from a hook or some other convenient location so that it can drip freely into the waste disposal unit below.
5. Wait until your urine meter is full, and then tie off the bottom of the bag and dispose of it as normal garbage.

What to do in the event of a flood or leak

If you're in a situation where you have to evacuate your home due to a flood or leak, it's important to know what to do in the event of an emergency. Here are a few tips on how to handle a urine meter drain bag if something goes wrong:

1. If you have a urine meter that's connected to a drainage system, disconnect the drain line from the meter before evacuating. This will prevent any potential flooding from the drainage system and also minimize the chance of backflow into your home.

2. If you don't have a urine meter connected to a drainage system, place newspapers around the area where the leak is occurring and cover any exposed surfaces with a plastic sheeting or tarp. This will help absorb any water that leaks and prevent damage to furniture or other objects.

3. Once you've evacuated your home, place all valuable items in sealed containers and place them outside in a safe location. Make sure to label each container with its contents so that you can locate them quickly once you return home.

4. If possible, disconnect all appliances, including water heaters, before leaving your home. This will help keep them from turning on in an uncontrolled

like catheters themselves, are delicate pieces of medical equipment. Due to their intimate contact with equally delicate parts of the human body, very strict hygiene regimens need to be practiced when emptying, changing, or doing any other maintenance with them.

Urinary Drain Bag

  Urinary Drain Bag

Importance of Drainage Bag Care

For patients adjusting to using urinary incontinence products like a catheter system, one of the greatest challenges can be proper, hygienic use and care of their medical devices. If patients do not properly care for their catheter products and practice good sanitation habits, they are at a higher risk of developing infections and other complications. This can not only lead to more serious health risks but also discourage future use of the products which can dramatically increase a patient’s quality of life. One of the most integral parts of a catheter system that requires frequent care and maintenance is the urinary Drain Bag. Drainage bag care can be very simple, but it is essential to the overall health and well-being of the catheter system, and its user.

Empty the Drainage Bag Frequently

One of the most important factors in drainage bag care is emptying the bag with appropriate frequency. As the bag becomes more full, its weight and mass increase. This will in turn produce a greater degree of stress on the patient’s sensitive areas. This can lead to irritation and discomfort for the patient, discouraging them from developing good habits with their treatment. In the case of leg bags, a bag becoming overfull also can provide a logistical problem should the patient need to empty the bag when they are at an inconvenient location to do so. In short, drainage bags should not be allowed to become more than half full in most cases, perhaps even less full in the case of smaller leg bags.

Wash your Hands Thoroughly

Beyond simple frequency, it is also necessary for patients to wash their hands both before and after emptying the bag. This will ensure that the bag remains uncontaminated by any bacteria or foreign matter.

Location Matters

It is very important to keep the bag below the height of the patient’s bladder or waist. This will prevent urine from leaving the bag and flowing back to the catheter and into the bladder. The bag should not be allowed to touch any foreign surfaces or objects, particularly the spigot where the urine empties from, as this can contaminate the closed system.

Cleaning the Bag

For general cleaning, rubbing alcohol should be applied to any parts of the drainage bag which are required to be touched after use, particularly in the case of the spigot. For more thorough cleaning, once the bag has been emptied and is not in use, a mixture of water and bleach can be applied to the inside of the bag, taking special care to rinse extremely thoroughly afterward. With bleach, the ratio should be 1 part bleach per 10 parts water. In cases where the use of bleach is either impractical or considered unsafe, patients can substitute white vinegar in a solution of 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water ratio. In either case, this mixture should be allowed to agitate and soak within the bag for at least 30 seconds. Make sure the drainage bag has been removed from the patient before using these thorough cleaning methods.

Replacing your Drainage Bag

Even with proper cleaning techniques, patients should not hesitate to change out their urinary drainage bag if any kind of discoloration or other sign of reduced integrity appears. A good rule of thumb for replacing the drainage bag is to do so monthly. By properly caring for not only their drainage bag but their entire catheter system, patients will dramatically decrease the likelihood of suffering infections and other complications which can compromise catheter system treatments. If you are in need of urinary catheters, fill out our Qualify Through Insurance form to see if you qualify to receive up to 200 catheters at little to no cost, delivered to your home;