How to use coiled tubing to control urinary and feeding function?
23 August 21
Risks associated with the coiled tubing
The application of the coiled tubing takes place above all in the case in which there is a high probability of encountering more or less severe infections, especially in the case of patients in hospital. This risk can contain thanks to the use of the tubes but only in the presence of a real need and respecting certain hygiene rules in its insertion.
First of all, it is essential to use sterile devices and start application maneuvers only after thorough hand washing. It is also essential to remove it as soon as the conditions that led to the use of the tubes no longer exist.
Urinary coiled tubing
The coiled tubing is one of the most widespread and well-known types. It is a medical procedure that allows you to empty the bladder of urine and is common in several cases. For example, in the case of patients who cannot go to the bathroom because they are bedridden or by those who are incontinent, by those suffering from a temporary occlusion of the urethra.
What is the difference between disposable and prolonged tubes?
These tubes we call bladder and, depending on the type of use, can have different characteristics. In fact, we can distinguish between disposable tubes and prolonged use tubes. Bladder tubesization involves the use of a flexible and extremely thin tube that comes through the urethra or through a hole made in the abdomen.
In this case we speak of suprapubic coiled tubing, and are brought up to the bladder. To understand that the tubes has been positioned in the right way, it is necessary to check for immediate urine leakage.
What is the bladder tube?
The bladder tubes are also different in material. There are latex, polyurethane or silicone solutions. Are you looking for devices for the disabled and the elderly to counteract incontinence? On our site you can find everything you need. Visit the page with the best incontinence products!
There are many types of tubes to choose from, so it is normal for you to ask yourself several questions including: how do I know which one to use? Is it really important to choose the right coiled tubing for me? The answer to this last question is yes, precisely because there can be substantial differences between the various tubes.
What is the right size?
It is important that the tubes fit your body measurements. If the tubes tube is too short, it will not allow complete emptying of the bladder, while if it is too long it may be difficult to manage. Another aspect to consider is the size of the tube, we also call “charrière” (CH) which will have an impact on how the tubes fits into the urethra and how long it will take to empty the bladder.
Will the tubes be easy to handle?
Tubes packaging plays key roles in the ease with which you learn the procedure, handle the coiled tubing, and perform tubesization. The goal is to allow as many people as possible to do the tubesization alone, to be independent. We must ensure that the package is easy to open and that the tubes allows a firm grip so as to avoid contact with the tubes tube.
How smooth is the surface of the tubes tube?
Make sure the tubes have a hydrophilic coating which allows water to make the surface slippery and therefore easier to introduce into the urethra. This coating will ensure that the tubes do not dry out but remains smooth, both during insertion and during extraction.
Will it fit into my daily life?
Doing four or five tubesizations a day means that not only does the coiled tubing itself have to be easy to use, but the packaging also needs to adapt to everyday life. Is it foldable so that it can fit in a pocket or fit in a bag? Does it need additional aids and is it easy to dispose of?
What is its environmental impact?
Health always comes first but we are also aware that well-being can no longer be at the expense of the planet. Currently POBE (Polyolefin-based Elastomer) is the best tubes material available, being free of PVC or plasticizers: it combines excellent physical characteristics with an exceptionally good environmental performance.
Rectal tubesization is the insertion of coiled tubing into the rectum through the anal opening to help expel gas from the digestive tract or to help nourish the patient in case the patient is unable to eat or drink.
The colon is about 1.5 – 1.7 m long, about 4 – 6 cm wide, located in an inverted U shape in the peritoneal cavity, the colon is divided into two parts:
- The right colon is about 55 cm long, including the cecum, ascending colon, and the right half of the transverse colon.
- The left colon is about 1.2 m long and consists of the left half of the transverse colon, descending colon, sigmoid colon, and rectum.
- The colon is responsible for absorbing water, making stools concentrated, and absorbing some sugars and mineral salts.
How many muscles are there in anus?
In the treatment, people put water, nutrients, and drugs into the coiled tubing to make the colon dilate to loosen the stool and can bring nutrients and drugs into the body through the intestinal tract.
The anus has two muscles: the smooth inner sphincter, the outer striated sphincter, which contracts at will under the influence of the cerebral cortex. Rectal: size varies according to age:
- + Newborn: 2.5 – 3.8 cm.
- + Children 1 – 6 years old: 5 cm.
- + Children 6 – 10 years old: 7.5 cm.
- + > 10 years old: 10 cm.
- + Adults: 12 – 15 cm.
The food probe is nothing more than a dynamic, flexible and soft thin tube. It is common both for feeding patients and for introducing medication (if necessary).
When does your coiled tubing placement become necessary?
Briefly, the feeding coiled tubing comes for cases of dysphagia (difficulty to swallow) or when the patient does not feel like eating. This is usually a reflex of lack of appetite.
Usually the probe is indicated:
- when the patient has tumors in the throat or mouth;
- after radiotherapy sessions, since the throat and mouth can be very sore;
- after throat or mouth surgeries, in order to avoid infectious processes and facilitate healing;
- when there is a feeling of tightness/knee in the throat, preventing the passage of food;
- when the individual has attacks of choking or coughing in between meals.
How is it placed?
The probe gently installs through the nose and taken to the stomach.