Adult Diapers -- which ones do your patient's use? Any problems? - page 2

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  1. by   Marylou1102
    Sounds like that CNA has a serious problem which can translate into a serious problem for the residents. Have you talked with the charge nurse or the DON?

    We use TENA, I think they are wonderful.

    To that previous poster, would you rather wear a brief or a diaper?
  2. by   NurseCard
    I wish I knew what the brand name of the diapers that we use is. Unfortunately, they just come in a clear, plain plastic package. However, they seem to work rather well. I've noticed very little breakdown from the diapers themselves.

    And no, I don't regularly call them "diapers" either. I call them depends. :spin:
  3. by   GooeyRN
    These sound awesome but I don't see any nursing homes forking out the cash for them!


    Quote from renerian
    It is not cheap but it neutralizes the urine PH which helps decrease skin breakdown, has super absorbant cornstarched based polymers and one adult diaper can hold a 2 Liter bottle of fluid. It also neutralizes the ammonia smell.

    renerian
  4. by   GooeyRN
    Quote from nestle
    Looks like a diaper, smells like a diaper...IT IS A DIAPER!
    why in the world call it a brief? thats silly
    For dignity reasons. These residents already lost so much control in their lives and feel helpless. Why call them a diaper? That makes them feel even more helpless like a baby. Why make them loose dignity as well as their independence? I call them briefs or underpants b/c thats what adults wear.
  5. by   donmomofnine
    Quote from GooeyRN
    These sound awesome but I don't see any nursing homes forking out the cash for them!
    They are not necessary if residents are toileted, cleansed and changed appropriately.
  6. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I've also ran across briefs that soemone put on too tight that causes this issue.

    Another one of the biggest cause i'e seen is a brief being put on that's too small, so the tape separates in no time and gets stuck to the skin.
  7. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from nestle
    Looks like a diaper, smells like a diaper...IT IS A DIAPER!
    why in the world call it a brief? thats silly
    Because quite a few people associated the word 'diaper' with children.

    And the labels for these products says "brief" .
  8. by   Steve Andrews
    try unique wellness briefs. they're incredibly absorbent up t0 87 oz, so great for night, travel or outings if the patient is ambulatory.
  9. by   hospitaltrancedj
    The best brand (most absorbant) is a company from Denmark called Abena. They are able to hold up to 1500ML! Unfortunately most US hospitals do not use these, due to high cost.

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