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Continence Management

Advice and support to improve bladder and bowel conditions

At HARTMANN we focus on the psychological as well as the physical implications of the condition.


The NHS estimates that between 3 and 6 million people in the UK have some degree of urinary incontinence with as many as 24% of older people affected. Of those older people in institutional care, 30-60% are affected by urinary incontinence.1,2 Severity varies from person to person and both men and women of all ages experience it at some point in their lives. At HARTMANN we recognise we need to do more than address the physical symptoms. So, as well as high leakage protection, we offer discretion, support and advice.

Going further to improve the quality of life for those living with incontinence.

At HARTMANN our priority is to work with users to discover exactly what they need – practically and psychologically - then respond with discrete, effective, holistic solutions. However serious their condition – from active mobile to bedridden – they are assured secure leakage protection, skin irritation prevention, a high wearing comfort and ease of use.

From occasional bladder weakness to very severe continence


With continence products from HARTMANN, nursing staff and patients can be sure that they are using high quality disposable products customised to individual needs.

Our incontinence range comprises:

Continence pads (anatomic pads for slight, slight-to-moderate, moderate, severe and very severe incontinence), Continence Pull Ups (for slight and moderate bladder weakness), Elasticated Net Pants, All-in-One Continence Briefs (for moderate, severe and very severe incontinence) and Continence Under Pads (cellulose layer underpads and cellulose fluff underpads).

From occasional or light to very severe bladder weakness

Selecting the right absorbent continence product depends above all on how much urine is actually excreted as well as on the usual or required changing rhythms.
Once the average amount has been established, the HARTMANN Inco System makes it easy to select the most suitable product. HARTMANN absorbent products feature a special colour code corresponding to the four degrees of severity of incontinence and thus to the different amounts of urine excreted per hour. The colour code is used both on all of the packaging, as well as on the backing foil of the product itself.
Yellow – Slight
Green – Slight to moderate
Blue – Moderate
Purple - Severe


Our continence product range comprises: 

MoliMed®and MoliForm®absorbent pads
MoliCare®Mobile pull ups/pants;
MoliPants®elasticated fixation pants;
MoliCare®all-in-briefs;
MoliNea®underpads;
Menalind®skin care range for demanding skin.

REFERENCES

[1] Irwin, D., Milsom, I. et al. Impact of overactive bladder symptoms on employment, social inteactions and emotional wellbeing in six European countries. British Journal of Urology International: 2005; 97, 96-100

[2] Hunskaar, S., Lose, et al. (2003) Prevalence of Stress Urinary Incontinence in Women in Four European Countries, 2002. ICS: UK