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.

  1. Wash hands, put on gloves.
  2. Remove protective cap from night drainage bag.
  3. 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.
  4. Remove leg straps or bag support device to allow free drainage.
  5. Open tap between leg bag or valve, and appropriate night drainage bag.
  6. Place night drainage bag on a supporting stand so the bag is positioned lower than the bladder to aid drainage.
  7. Never let the catheter be pulled by the drainage bags.

How to attach a night drainage bag

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.