Leg bags are emptied using a tap, the performance of the tap is one of the most important design features and is one that users consistently focus on2.
Finding the tap difficult to operate, opening accidentally and causing leakage are the main problems that users experience with taps1.
Leg bags are available with a variety of tap designs, for example slide action or lever action. Some are easier to use than others; if you have difficulty using your hands, try different taps to find one that is easiest to operate for you. Taps that have caps or bungs are particularly tricky to use2.
When choosing a leg bag the following quesions may be helfpul to consider to help you find the right tap:
How easy it is to open/close the tap?
Is the tap likely to be knocked/ open accidentally?
Can you can empty the bag without urine wetting your fingers?
How bulky/visible is the tap under clothes?
How comfortable is the tap against your leg?
Volume and Capacity
Sterile and Non-sterile
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