How to attach an overnight drainage bag to your catheter valve or leg bag
Step 1: Wash and dry your hands. Always step 1.
Step 2: Remove your overnight drainage bag from its pouch and locate the stepped connector. This is the clear funnel type connector at the top of the overnight bag tubing. Insert the stepped connector end of the overnight drainage bag directly into the soft silicone outlet tube of the catheter valve or leg bag tubing. Check you have a good seal; the clear tubing will allow you to see the connection inside the tubing.
Step 3: If you’re using a stand or hanger to support your overnight drainage bag, position your bag in a position to suit you. All overnight drainage bags have eyelets at the top of the bag to allow them to be properly used with a hanger or stand.
Step 4: Once you’re happy your bag is positioned comfortably and the connection is secure, open the valve on your catheter valve or leg bag to allow urine to flow straight through into the drainage bag.
Step 5: Finally, wash and dry your hands.
How to disconnect your catheter night bag from your catheter valve or leg bag
Step 1: Wash and dry your hands. Very important.
Step 2: Turn the valve on your catheter valve or leg bag to the closed position by turning the lever all the way up.
Step 3: Carefully disconnect the overnight drainage bag from the catheter valve or leg bag, while doing this ensure you do not put tension on the catheter itself as this can cause pain or trauma within your urethra or bladder.
Step 4: Empty the urine from your overnight drainage bag directly into the toilet and dispose of the empty drainage bag as recommended by your nurse.
Step 5: Wash and dry your hands. This goes without saying.