- Select the correct Ugo Sheath. If necessary, a healthcare professional will be able to complete an assessment to determine which size of sheath will best fit.
- Ensure the penis is clean and dry. Inspect the skin to check that it’s intact (no broken skin) before fitting the sheath. If your skin isn’t intact, do not use the sheath and discuss with a healthcare professional who will be able to advise on an alternative way of managing your continence until your skin is healed.
- Wash and dry your hands (if a carer is fitting the sheath for you then they must apply a clean pair of gloves after drying their hands).
- Trim any hair which may get caught in the sheath. Ugo Sheath is provided with a useful pubic hair protector to make your sheath fitting experience more comfortable.
- Position the Ugo Sheath over the end of your penis. It’s important your foreskin isn’t retracted when fitting the sheath. Leave a small space between the end of the penis and the base of the sheath spout. This will help the sheath to stay in place when passing urine.
- Fully unroll the Ugo Sheath along the length of the penis, ensuring that it rolls evenly. Hold the sheath in place to ensure the adhesive has bonded.
- Secure the urine drainage bag to your leg first, using appropriate fixation devices and make sure you are comfortable and can move freely before connecting to the sheath to avoid any twisting, as this may prevent drainage. Fit the leg bag connector into the sheath spout, ensuring it isn’t pushed too far in, the tubing isn’t twisted and the sheath spout hasn’t kinked. Make sure the tap on your leg bag is in the closed position.
And that’s it. You’ve now correctly fitted your sheath!