Alex Deckard

First Quality



“First Quality is more than just Products, Companies and Machinery; it is a team of devoted talented employees that epitomize the First Quality name.”

First Quality Incontinence Products


Since 1988, First Quality has supplied incontinence products to a large distribution base. Subsequently, the company has expanded their market to include hygienic supplies, tissues and a variety of nonwovens to meet the needs of a growing industry.

The brand is committed to a superior quality product. The most advanced technologies are adapted and implemented every step of the way, from manufacturing to distribution. The family of companies distributes a wide range of products including adult incontinence supplies, infant care supplies, feminine care, consumer paper products, bottled water and engineered non-woven roll goods.

First Quality is highly committed to sustainability and their business is driven by the goal of reducing waste. Less than 1% of their waste ends up in landfills, and over 90% of their raw materials are used or recycled. All First Quality products are 100% latex free.

The brand manufactures adult incontinence diapers and wipes, as well as baby diapers and wipes under the Cuties label. All diapers are designed to prevent leaks and provide excellent protection for a comfortable, trustworthy product.

Information provided on the Aeroflow Urology blog is not intended as a substitute to medical advice or care. Aeroflow recommends consulting your healthcare provider if you are experiencing medical issues relating to incontinence.

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Covidien


Covidien

Covidien is a world leader in incontinence care, and is the maker of all products under the Kendall brand including Wings, SureCare and Curity. For over 100 years, Covidien has been manufacturing products that are trusted by many patients for their incontinence needs.

Covidien incontinence products are able to meet the needs of a wide variety of patients. Whether a patient needs a lighter option like SureCare bladder control pads or a heavier absorbency product like Wings adult quilted briefs, there is a selection to meet their exact needs.

Covidien features a super absorbent core on their adult briefs that locks in fluid and neutralizes odors instantly to allow for a dry, comfortable fit. The diapers use airflow technology for air to skin contact to keep the skin dry and cool while using the diaper.

Kendall


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The Kendall brand is under the parent company, Covidien. Kendall is a leader in adult diapers and incontinence supplies for youth and adults. The durable material and effective absorbency make the Kendall brand a trusted choice among caregivers and those with incontinence. The Kendall product line includes adult diapers, protective underwear and underpads for absorbent protection.

Kendall Wings adult diapers are designed for daily wear and maximum absorbency. They come in a variety of sizes to ensure comfort and quality fit. Kendall adult diapers are discreet and thin enough to wear as undergarments for daily protection. Kendall makes Wings and Simplicity adult briefs as well.

Kendall’s Tendersorb and Maxicare incontinence underpads are designed for patients who require protection while in bed. The maxi care underpads protect mattresses and furniture while absorbing leaks, reducing odor and maintaining a dry environment.

Kendall incontinence products are a preferred choice nationwide due to their protective and durable design.

Information provided on the Aeroflow Urology blog is not intended as a substitute to medical advice or care. Aeroflow recommends consulting your healthcare provider if you are experiencing medical issues relating to incontinence.

Caring for Your Urinary Drainage Bag | Aeroflow Catheters


Urinary Drainage Bag Care


Urinary drainage bags, like catheters themselves, are delicate pieces of medical equipment. Due to their intimate contact with equally delicate parts of the human body, very strict hygiene regiments need to be practiced when emptying, changing, or doing any other maintenance with them.

Importance of Drainage Bag Care


For patients adjusting to using urinary incontinence products like a catheter system, one of the greatest challenges can be proper, hygienic use and care of their medical devices. If patients do not properly care for their catheter products and practice good sanitation habits, they are at a higher risk of developing infections and other complications. This can not only lead to more serious health risks, but also discourage future use of the products which can dramatically increase a patient’s quality of life. One of the most integral parts of a catheter system which requires frequent care and maintenance is the drainage bag. Drainage bag care can be very simple, but it is essential to the overall health and well being of the catheter system, and its user.

Empty the Drainage Bag Frequently


One of the most important factors in drainage bag care is emptying the bag with appropriate frequency. As the bag becomes more full, its weight and mass increase. This will in turn produce a greater degree of stress on the patient’s sensitive areas. This can lead to irritation and discomfort for the patient, discouraging them from developing good habits with their treatment. In the case of leg bags, a bag becoming overfull also can provide a logistical problem should the patient need to empty the bag when they are at an inconvenient location to do so. In short, drainage bags should not be allowed to become more than half full in most cases, perhaps even less full in the case of smaller leg bags.

Wash your Hands Thoroughly


Beyond simple frequency, it is also necessary for patients to wash their hands both before and after emptying the bag. This will ensure that the bag remains uncontaminated by any bacteria or foreign matter.

Location Matters


It is very important to keep the bag below the height of the patient’s bladder or waist. This will prevent urine from leaving the bag and flowing back to the catheter and into the bladder. The bag should not be allowed to touch any foreign surfaces or objects, particularly the spigot where the urine empties from, as this can contaminate the closed system.

Cleaning the Bag


For general cleaning, rubbing alcohol should be applied to any parts of the drainage bag which are required to be touched after use, particularly in the case of the spigot. For more thorough cleaning, once the bag has been emptied and is not in use, a mixture of water and bleach can be applied to the inside of the bag, taking special care to rinse extremely thoroughly afterwards. With bleach, the ratio should be 1 part bleach per 10 parts water. In cases where the use of bleach is either impractical or considered unsafe, patients can substitute white vinegar in a solution of 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water ratio. In either case, this mixture should be allowed to agitate and soak within the bag for at least 30 seconds. Make sure the drainage bag has been removed from the patient before using these thorough cleaning methods.

Replacing your Drainage Bag


Even with proper cleaning techniques, patients should not hesitate to change out their urinary drainage bag if any kind of discoloration or other sign of reduced integrity appears. A good rule of thumb for replacing the drainage bag is to do so monthly.

By properly caring for not only their drainage bag but their entire catheter system, patients will dramatically decrease the likelihood of suffering infections and other complications which can compromise catheter system treatments. If you are in need of urinary catheters, fill out our Qualify Through Insurance form to see if you qualify to receive up to 200 catheters at little to no cost, delivered to your home; or call 844-276-5588 to speak to a customer service representative.

Information provided on the Aeroflow Urology blog is not intended as a substitute to medical advice or care. Aeroflow recommends consulting your healthcare provider if you are experiencing medical issues relating to incontinence.