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Night bag and how to change it to assure no accidents. I get a bard # 154002 Urinary a drainage Bag from my suppliers. I used to get a different number, but what I do has not changed
1). There is a plastic thingy on the end of the hose……use a pair of scissors and cut it off and discard it.
2). There is a green plastic clip held on the hose by a green elastic band. Remove and discard this clip.
3). There is a shoelace kind of sting cut it off and discard it as well.
4). There is a big plastic thingy for hanging the bag on a medical bed frame, feed the hose through it and unbutton it from the bag and discard that as well.
So now you have the bag stripped down to the bag and about 4 feet of attached clear plastic hose….perfect! Bard also make a leg bag, which costs about $12 or so in this part of the world. If you buy one of them there is a green coloured rubbery cap with a tab sticking off one side. You need only the cap and it is the most important part of all this operation.
NOTE: if you do not want to spend the $12 for this cap the alternative is…. Go to your friendly hardware and look for a brass fitting that is 3/8” and it will have a blue plastic cap on it to protect the threads. It will fit and do the job nicely.
The bard night bag has a drainage system with a metal clip to act as a valve….DO NOT TRUST THIS VALVE SYSTEM. I had two vey embarrassing accidents at night due to this valve popping open somehow. Hence, I dreamed up this system which has never failed in 10 years or so.
5). Put the green leg bag cap or blue 3/8” cap (from the brass fitting) on the end of the Bard drainage valve, now it will never leak as it has double protection. Clip one side of the valve with the cap on it, to the side of the place where the valve end was for stored originally. Not great but it works.
6. I use a Hollister 2 piece system for my stoma, as I believe it is easier to centre over my stoma when I can see what I'm doing, which you can not do with a one piece system. The pouch is a number 18413. You need to destroy one of these pouches by removing the valve at the bottom of the bag. Take some scissors and cut it off the bag then clean all the wee parts from the bag off it. You now have just the plastic valve.
7) In the box of 10 pouches there is a little clip thing that has a 2” piece of hose on it. Take a sharp pair of scissors and cut off the hose without damaging the clip we're the hose connects. (There was a different and better clip thing originally but they changed it in the last couple of years, but this should also work I suspect.
8) Get the clip and the hose on the bag wet or just huff on both of them. Stick the clip into the 4 foot hose securely. Now you have your night bag with a clip on the end of it's attached hose. Perfect! That clip, will clip onto the bottom of the pouch you will wear 24/7 for a week so every night you will clip onto your night bag and open the valve on the pouch. You are now all set for a quick and easy to use night bag system that is 100% safe.
9). Lastly…the valve you removed from the bottom of the 18413 pouch is used to close off the night bag during the day to keep the bugs out or smell in etc. I use about three of these valves. As you see the valve and the clip and the green or blue cap can all fit together. So I do fit some together for spares and for travel…I have traveled all over the world for 15 years with this system and no problems.
I will send another message about travel on the next part.