Continence Levels Assessment Guide
The measure of “absorbency” of all Tranquility products uses a test method that simulates wearing conditions. The amount of fluid that is absorbed and retained (after pressure is applied) is measured in fluid ounces. The individual product absorbency level is represented by easy-to-read standard measuring cups.
When searching for the right product one needs to take into consideration the following factors:
- Mobility of the product user
- Whether or not there is bowel incontinence
- The clarity of thought (confusion or dementia).
Click on the sections below to review the information about each level of continence.
Booster Pads are made of absorbent material without a moisture-proof outer-layer. These flow-through pads are designed to fill to capacity and then allow additional fluid to pass into the host garment, economically extending the use of the primary garment and making it convenient for the end-user to change the booster pad but not the host garment. When worn inside a host garment (disposable brief or disposable underwear) booster pads can help end leaking, rashes, and nighttime changes.
Products designed to hold additional 2-3 1/2 cups = 14-27 extra fluid oz. under pressure