Attaching a Night Drainage Bag
It is essential that high standards of hygiene are maintained at all times. You must wash your hands prior to handling your drainage bag, see our 6 step handwashing guide here.
How to attach a night drainage bag
If someone is doing this for you, they must wear disposable gloves.
- Wash hands, put on gloves.
- Remove protective cap from night drainage bag.
- Insert night bag connector firmly into leg bag outlet tube. If using a catheter valve, the night drainage bags connected directly to the valve must always be single use and sterile.
- Remove leg straps or bag support device to allow free drainage.
- Open tap between leg bag or valve, and appropriate night drainage bag.
- Place night drainage bag on a supporting stand so the bag is positioned lower than the bladder to aid drainage.
- Never let the catheter be pulled by the drainage bags.
The Bladder & Bowel Catheter Nurse Service can offer you expert advice from a specialist urology nurse about catheter care to help you find the right care plan and products to better manage your condition.
You can book a FREE catheter review, available over the phone by visiting our Catheter Nurse Service section, or calling 0800 031 5406.