Open the product fully taking care to open each belt separately. Position the end with the belts to the back ensuring that they are fully opened before applying the pad. Make sure the back sheet is on the outside and the soft white inner lining is next to the skin.
Ensure that the pad is cupped to form a bowl shape. Gently pull the pad through from back to front and pull up high into the leg creases of the groin to give a snug fit.
Hints and Tips
- Choose the Attends Flex product according to hip and waist size - whichever is the larger.
- Choose the absorbency based on the volume of urine passed. Start by choosing a lower absorbency number for example level 8 before moving to a higher absorbency for a more discreet and comfortable fit.
- Attends Flex can offer effective management for people who may pull out shaped pads.
- Fold lengthways and gently cup the pad.
- Keep the belt at the back when fitting the pad - you know then it is the right way round.
- Use the wetness indicator to centre the pad.
- If the pad is fitted when the user is laying down follow the same sequence as for fitting the product in a standing position.
- Check the wetness indicator - if the wetness indicator has disappeared over half the length of the pad (60%) the product requires changing. If not the pad can be reapplied.
- Clean and dry pads can be reapplied after toileting.
- Remove soiled pads from the rear where possible.
- Clean skin as per your local policy. Clean from front to back.
- Avoid oil based creams if possible. Powders should not be used at all. These will affect the absorbency of the pad, preventing urine being absorbed and placing the skin at risk.
- Check all aspects of fitting and assessment.
- Check that you have the correct size.
- Only increase the absorbency of the pad when you have checked it is not a fitting issue and following clinical assessment.
- Roll up pad and dispose as per your Trust’s clinical waste policy.
- Do not flush the pad down the toilet.
|Attends Flex Air Comfort are tested and approved by proDERM,
Institute for Applied Dermatological Research