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Tömmning av urinblåsan med en hållare för urinslangen, (svensk text)

User opens valve of urine tube
User opens valve of urine tube

User takes out the urine tube with the help of the mouth stick
User takes out the urine tube with the help of the mouth stick

Holder for urine tube
Holder for urine tube

Storage of holder between legs. It holds the mouth stick and the snuff container in place
Storage of holder between legs. It holds the mouth stick and the snuff container in place

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Emptying the urinary bladder using a holder for the urin tube

By attaching the urine tube to a holder and modifying the valve a person with highly impaired hand function can drain the bladder without assistance

Description
The user has a suprapubic catheter. In order to be able to drain his bladder without assistance he devised a holder for the urine tube. The holder is a potato masher without a handle that he stores between his legs. When he needs to use it, he places it in a holder on the wheelchair (see associated tip). The urine tube, which goes directly into the bladder, was lengthened. On the end is a valve taken from a urine bag. A key ring sits in the flap of the valve. The tube lies under his shirt.

To drain the bladder he places the potato masher upside down in the wheelchair attachment, uses the mouth stick to pull out the urine tube and attaches the tube by threading it over the potato masher so that the flap sits in place. He drives up to the toilet so that the urine runs directly into the toilet. He inserts his finger into the key ring to open the valve and drains his bladder. The valve closes without using the key ring.

The potato masher is stored between his legs and is also used as a holder for the mouth stick and snuff container, which are therefore always accessible.

Authors comments
This device represented tremendous freedom for the user. Since he can take care of going to the toilet without assistance he can now manage on his own for a long time during the day. Even if he is out, urinating is not a problem.

The user spends much of his time in the kitchen when solving problems and therefore he often uses kitchen utensils.

Idea
The user

Editors comments
See also www.spinalistips.se/tips-anpassad-hallare-for-urinpase-631.html?sub=19

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).

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