Choosing the right product is very important as the user’s comfort will depend on it. First step that needs to be taken is to determine the level of incontinence you are dealing with. The level of incontinence, frequency of urine loss and the level of independency of a given person determine the selection of a pad or a brief.
NOTE! It is often the case that people with incontinence use products which are inadequate to their condition – people with light incontinence use briefs or underwear, which are more expensive, and are dedicated for moderate and heavy incontinence, because a product with higher absorbency gives them a stronger sense of security. It is worth to calculate whether such absorbency choice is really necessary.
Well selected product will not only provide everyday comfort, but will also help to avoid unnecessary costs.
In order to determine that it is best to use the urinary diary, which makes assessing the incontinence level easy.
Before carrying out the calculation it is worth to take the following factors under consideration:
Below there’s an example of correct product selection based on a properly kept urinary diary based on one day observation.
Calculation: Woman, limited mobility, visits toilet only with the assistance of a caregiver.
|volume of fluids taken||45 fl oz|
|volume of fluids excreted (usually 80% of fluids taken)||80% of 45 fl oz = 36 fl oz|
|passing urine in the toilet (approx. 7 fl oz during a single visit)||3 times 7 fl oz = 21 fl oz|
|urinary incontinence||36 fl oz – 21 fl oz (toilet) = 15 fl oz|
|4–hour average||15 fl oz / 6 = 2.5 fl oz over 4 hours|
2.5 fl oz / 4h falls in the “light incontinence” range, so the adequate product should be chosen from light incontinence management line and Seni Lady bladder control pads match the description. In order to make product selection easier we have created a special questionnaire that will help you choose the right product. Go to diagnostics.
Find more how to choose the right product in "Incontinence. Practical information & tops" educational material. You will find there information how to:
and when the product should be changed.