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Instructions for the melio leg bag Welcome to the melio leg bag. This clever device
Instructions for the melio leg bag Welcome to the melio leg bag. This clever device

Instructions for the melio leg bag

Welcome to the melio leg bag. This clever device is designed to be compact and discreet, giving you the freedom and confidence to manage your incontinence with dignity but without a struggle.

Catheter melio Catheter Leg Straps Tube Fluid Level _ 400 Sensor _ 300 _ 200
Catheter
melio
Catheter
Leg Straps
Tube
Fluid Level
_ 400
Sensor
_ 300
_ 200
_ 100
melio leg bag
_ 50
approx.ml.
Pump

Controller

Warning Lights Pump Switches
Warning Lights
Pump Switches

Front View

Recharger Socket Power Cable Socket
Recharger Socket
Power Cable Socket

Back View

The melio features:

a compact controller, which lets you know when the bag needs draining

a pump, empties the bag quickly and efficiently when you want to

an alarm activates when your bag is 2/3 rd full

A convenient extraction tube, so you don’t have to lift up your ankle to the toilet or rely on gravity any more.

Alarm The Controller Power Cable melio leg bag Extraction Tube Pump
Alarm
The Controller
Power Cable
melio leg bag
Extraction Tube
Pump
On/Off Swtch
On/Off Swtch

On/Off Switch

Audio Switch
Audio Switch

Audio Switch

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melio leg bag instructions - Version 4 updated September 2012

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How to attach your melio leg bag

Wash your hands thoroughly before and after fitting and emptying your melio leg bag. The following short guide will take you through the essential steps to get you up to speed as fast as possible and confident in using the melio leg bag system.

1 _ 400
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_ 400

Attach the fabric side of the melio leg bag to your calf using the leg straps.

3
3

Clean your catheter and the melio catheter tube with the recommended alcohol swab.

5
5

Insert the flat, white power cable into the socket on the back of the controller.

2 Take the fluid extraction tube and power cable and strap them onto your thigh.
2
Take the fluid extraction tube and power cable
and strap them onto your thigh.
4
4

Attach your catheter securely to the melio catheter tube.

6
6

Attach the controller to your waistband using the clip on the back.

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7
7

Turn the controller on by sliding the blue switch down and off by sliding it up (on the right, when wearing).

9
9

Clean the end of the fluid extraction tube with the recommended alcohol swab and ensure the cap is on. Tuck the extraction tube into your waistband.

8
8

Turn the audio alarm on or off using the blue switch on the left hand side.

NB: It is recommended to change the melio leg bag every seven days or as advised by your urology specialist.

Attaching the melio leg bag to your overnight bag

1.

The melio leg bag can be worn overnight.

2.

Unfasten the controller from your belt and from the cable - switch off the controller.

3.

Remove the fluid extraction tube cap and attach it directly into the overnight leg bag.

4.

Note that the melio fluid extraction tube and night bag must be placed lower than your sleeping position to allow the fluid to empty via gravity.

5.

At all times ensure all parts are cleaned thoroughly using a recommended cleaning agent.

Care and attention

1.

If you have any urinary related problems seek medical advice from a nurse or doctor.

2.

For comfort, and to prevent possible irritation, the leg bag may be alternated between the right and left leg.

3.

Dispose of used bags, including the cable, pump and extraction tube, in an appropriate disposal unit.

4.

Be careful to attach the straps correctly but do not over stretch them or fasten them too tightly.

5.

The controller must not be immersed in water and can be wiped with a clean, damp cloth.

6.

Beware that if the fluid extraction tube is put

below the leg bag it will empty automatically.

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How to drain your melio leg bag

Wash your hands thoroughly before and after fitting and emptying your melio leg bag. The alarm will let you know when your melio leg bag is approximately 2/3 rd full. Follow these simple steps to drain the leg bag.

1
1

Remove the extraction tube cap and direct the tube into the toilet or receptacle.

3
3

Six beeps will sound, followed by a short delay and then the pump will start draining. Note: the alarm will trigger every 5 minutes until the melio leg bag is emptied.

2
2

Press and hold one or both of the two pump buttons on the top and bottom of the controller to empty the bag.

4
4

After the urine has drained completely, clean the end of the fluid extraction tube and replace the cap. Put the extraction tube back under your waistband.

Warning

1.

Recharge the battery regularly and do not allow the

9.

Always use the correct cleaning agent.

battery to completely run flat.

10.

Do not knock or hit the leg bag.

2.

Do not put the controller in water it should be

11.

Do not snag the device or tubes.

wiped with a clean, damp cloth.

12.

Do not place the leg bag and tubes in a manner

3.

Do not knock, drop or damage the controller.

that they put pressure on the catheter tubing.

4.

Do not use in a bath or shower.

13.

Do not wash the leg bag, it can be wiped with a

5.

Do not expose the controller or the leg bag to

clean damp cloth.

extreme temperatures of over 50°C or under -10°C.

14.

Do not touch the end of the fluid extraction tube

6.

Do not connect to a non-standard catheter.

with your hands.

7.

Do not use for more than 7 days without replacing the melio leg bag.

15.

Do not detach the cable from the controller when the bag is in use.

8.

Check there are no blockages or kinks in the extraction tube.

16.

Do not use old or frayed straps.

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