Pad Usage

PAD USAGE ADVICE

 

  • Incontinence products should be worn on the client, NOT placed on the chair or the bed

 

  • Products should only be worn one at a time. Do not ‘double pad’

 

  • Incontinence products should be worn close to the body

 

  • Pads should be folded length ways in order to raise the anti-leak barriers on the sides of the pad

 

  • Avoid shaking the product as this will cause the pulp to break-up

 

  • Net pants should be used with shaped pads to ensure a close fit.  Ensure the seem is worn on the outside

 

  • Clients should be measured for net pants and slip and flex products to ensure the correct fit if this is the product that is prescribed

 

  • Avoid talcum powder and barrier creams where possible as this will affect the absorbency of the pad

 

  • Products should be stored in a cool dry place in their original packaging to maintain their integrity ( avoid bathrooms or damp spaces). Please inform District Nurse if there is a build-up of products being stored.

 

  • Always check correct size and fitting of product following all the advice from the SCA Tena company

 

  • Report any issues with incontinence products to the District Nurse