How do I help my dad put on your product?

Helping a loved one put on a product can be uncomfortable at first. But remember, it's a challenging situation for both of you. With practice and confidence, you will be able to provide incontinence care for your loved one while maintaining their dignity and quality of life.

There are a few steps you can take to make this process more comfortable. First and foremost, you need to have an open conversation with your loved one about how much help they really need using the product. 

Different people require different levels of assistance, so you should discuss beforehand what exactly your loved one needs. Does that mean helping get them to the bathroom? What about putting on fresh products and removing the old ones? Or perhaps, they just struggle with fastening product tabs. When it comes to helping them put on a product, open communication is essential. Guide them through every step so they know what to expect and won't be surprised by your actions. 

Before helping them for the first time, make sure to familiarize yourself with these application techniques:

APPLICATION

The product should rest snugly against the body. Make sure your loved one is using only one product at a time. While wearing multiple products may seem more protective, it actually hinders the absorbency process and can cause product leakage.

If you're using Adult Briefs, first make sure you have the correct size. Then, apply the core of the product close to the perineal area. Make sure any excess skin around the legs isn't trapped inside the briefs. The leg openings should lie flat in the groin area. Finally, apply the closures snugly for a secure, comfortable fit. If the briefs aren't secured against the body, leakage and skin irritation could occur.

If you're using Protective Underwear, applying it is as simple as putting on regular underwear: just select the appropriate size, and pull it on like normal. When it's time to take it off, you can even tear down the sides for easier removal.

To apply a Bladder Control Pad, simply apply the adhesive strip on the underside of the product directly to your patient or resident's regular underwear.

To use a Prevail® Male Guard, simply apply the adhesive strip on the underside of the product directly to your patient or resident's regular underwear. Male guards should be worn with brief-style underwear, not boxer shorts, for proper fit and protection.   

Still have questions or concerns? Then our job isn't done. Please refer to our Product Usage Guidelines to learn more about proper product application or contact one of our 24/7 eNurses for personal assistance.

 

Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Please reach out to our eNurse team for any protective hygiene questions. Contact Now!

Source: Prevail eNurse Team.

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