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Anpassad peang för användning av microlax, (svensk text)

Adapted forceps with microlax tube in holder
Adapted forceps with microlax tube in holder

Microlax tube in holder (close-up)
Microlax tube in holder (close-up)

Adapted forceps with microlax tube in holder (front)
Adapted forceps with microlax tube in holder (front)

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Adapted forceps for using microlax

Individually adapted forceps – an assistive device to enable persons with impaired hand function to take care of bowel management without assistance

Description
The user uses an adapted forceps (25 cm) to insert the tip of the tube into the anus. The forceps handle is enlarged with plastic. The grip portion is modified so that one side consists of a holder for the microlax tube and the other is a small plate, shaped to fit the microlax tube. The user squeezes the forceps to empty the contents of the microlax tube.

In order to insert the microlax with the forceps, the user sits on the toilet seat with the wheelchair in front him. He places one leg up on the wheelchair. He squeezes the forceps together with both hands. Afterwards he takes paper and removes the tube from the holder.

Authors comments
The microlax forceps needed to be adjusted several times before it worked well. The tube has to stands at the exactly right angle. The holder for the tube has to be tight enough so that the tube does not come loose.

Manufacturer
Hjälpmedelcentralen (assistive device center) Sodexho, based on the user's drawings

Purchased from
Healthcare supplies (forceps)

Idea
The user

Paid for by
County Council

Tip is dated from 2007

Categories for this tip
self care » toileting, Tips and tricks from people with High tetraplegia with partly function in arms/hands (C5-6, ASIA A, B).

2 comments:

  1. how do you see where to put it? I cannot feel, so would have to see where I'm going. what kind of commode do you have? how do you transfer onto it?
    #4511# comment 2012-11-23
  2. www.spinalistips.se/tips-sitting-tailor-style-for-bowel-management-en-634.html
    Could that be a possibility?
    #4512# comment 2012-11-23

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