|09-24-2011, 12:23 AM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: North Carolina
Cleaning urinary drainage bags
I've had a SP tube for nearly 6 years, and no one ever told me that I could take the bag off and clean it. In fact, I was told not to do so.
So... I just wear a bedside bag until it gets a bunch of junk on it (about a week), then I trash it. How often do you guys clean your bags? Is there less risk of UTI with cleaning the bags or just keeping the system closed the way I do?
|09-24-2011, 02:10 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jul 2001
If you disconnect bags to attach a leg bag during the day, both bags should be cleaned daily. If you maintain a closed system, and never change to a different bag except to place a new one, then it is best to not clean.
To clean bags, this is the recommended procedure:
|foley, suprapubic, urinary bags|
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