Coloplast (Simpla) Catheter Retaining Strap (G-Strap)
A urine drainage system can be subject to movement, which can lead to tension on the catheter or penile sheath, especially as the bag becomes fuller at night.
The Simpla G-Strap can be used as a retaining strap which secures the leg bag tubing or catheter firmly and comfortably against the leg. This acts as a shock absorber against any sudden movement, minimising risk of urethral pain, trauma or leaking as it stops the catheter from being accidentally pulled.
There are three sizes of Simpla G-Strap available on prescription; an adult size to fit most legs, a short version for children and an abdominal size that fits around the waist to hold a suprapubic catheter (which may also be cut to size to fit larger limbs).
Aquasleeve Leg Bag Support
The AquaSleeve provides a popular alternative method of supporting the leg bag. It is manufactured from a soft fabric and completely encases the leg bag to hold it comfortably against the leg for maximum support and security.
The sleeve has a small opening for the tap so that it is easy to empty and also helps to position the leg bag in the sleeve. The AquaSleeve is particularly good if you have frail skin, or problems with straps digging into or rubbing against your leg as it distributes the weight of the urine more uniformly.
Simpla Leg Bag Straps
Each box of ten leg bags includes one pair of high-quality, latex-free elastic straps. The straps are of unequal length, with the shorter strapdesigned to fit on the bottom of the bag to give optimum support for the leg bag. For a calf-worn leg bag, the upper strap is designed to fit in a figure-of-eight around the knee.
Stands & Hangers
To provide the ideal support for your bag at the bedside you can choose either a floor standing hanger or one designed to hook onto a suitable rail. Using a stand or hanger will help ensure the drainage tubing is correctly positioned to allow free flow of urine. Do not place the bag directly on the floor without a stand.
Your choice of hangers includes the following options:
- Disposable bedside hanger
- Plastic-coated metal bedside hanger
- Flat-pack stand
- Self-standing hanger