5 ways to secure your catheter

When you’re new to living with a catheter, it can take a little while to get used to. One important thing to consider is how you’re going to secure your catheter in place. It’s only natural you should want to feel as comfortable as possible. That’s why we developed the Ugo Urology range with this in mind. Our range of catheter fixation accessories is high-quality, discreet and designed to offer you a choice.

So first things first…

Catheter fixation

Why is this important?

Imagine for a moment that your catheter leg bag isn’t properly secured. A lack of support can cause pulling on the catheter inside your urethra, resulting in rubbing against the delicate tissue. This friction can cause sores to develop which can not only feel painful but also increase your risk of infection. Not good at all! To prevent this from happening, here are 5 ways you might like to try to secure your catheter!

How to strap a catheter bag to your leg

Use a catheter leg bag holder

The Ugo Fix Sleeve is available in a range of sizes, so you’re sure to find the perfect fit. It securely holds your filling catheter bag against your leg, and also helps to reduce any noise on movement. The extra soft fabric has external seams, so it’s extra comfortable to wear. For extra convenience, we include a wash bag in every box to support your wash and wear cycle.

Try a catheter strap!

The Ugo Fix Catheter Strap can be used on the leg or abdomen and secures either your catheter leg bag tubing or the tubing of the catheter itself. It’s provided in a range of sizes and you can even trim it down to achieve the perfect size. The contrasting colour of the blue and white strap is also ideal for anyone who may be visually-impaired.

Discover the benefits of silicone

The Ugo Fix Gentle uses soft, skin-friendly silicone technology to secure your catheter in place. It’s easy to apply, remove and reposition, and a single Ugo Fix Gentle can be used for up to 7 days. Find out more about this popular product by watching a short video here

Support for active lifestyles

Why not try the Ugo Fix Bag Belt? Highly durable yet perfectly discreet, the extra-wide Ugo Fix Bag Belt firmly secures your leg bag in place using Velcro tabs. Conveniently, it’s one-size-fits-all and fully adjustable.

Give leg bag straps a go

If you’re still very new to the world of catheters, you may have already come across leg bag straps. We’ve developed our Ugo Fix Leg Bag Straps with lines of soft silicone to help achieve an extra secure yet gentle hold against your skin. Ugo Fix Leg Bag Straps can be purchased as a standalone item. One pair are also included in each box of Ugo Leg Bags.

 

To browse the entire Ugo Urology range of catheter fixation accessories, please click here.

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