At Tranquility, we’re here to enrich lives … and educate.
Tranquility has assembled some of the most frequently asked questions and information about incontinence and combined them into a comprehensive “knowledge base” to help you easily find the information you need about products, health and incontinence issues.
No, doubling up on products that contain a moisture barrier will not increase absorption. Briefs, disposable underwear and pads/ liners are typically designed with a moisture proof backing that stops the urine from passing through. This approach to adding more capacity or addressing leakage concerns only works if the second product is a “flow-through” design with no moisture proof backing.
Booster pads have a flow-through design that allows the pad to fill to capacity first and then pass additional fluid to the host (primary) garment. Booster pads are placed inside any disposable undergarment with a moisture proof backing. A Personal Care pad has a moisture proof backing and is meant to be worn in regular underwear. It should not be used as a liner inside a host garment, as the moisture proof backing would not allow the fluid to flow through, it will actually cause it to run out of the product and leak.
Yes, you can add more than one booster to the host (primary) garment for additional absorbency. Make sure that the booster pad is fully contained within the host garment- no part should extend beyond the edges.
Typically powders are not used to neutralize odors and powders should not be necessary with the Tranquility Product Family. We use a special blend of materials that neutralize the pH level of urine and reduces odor.
Start with taking the measurement of the largest part of your body between the waist and hip. Fitting that measurement will give you a good place to start. Remember when fitting products that leg openings should be snug fitting with no gaps. If using a tape style product tapes should land half way between the belly button and the hips.
After the product has been soaked in synthetic urine, pressure is applied to simulate the kind of pressure a wearer would exert on the saturated product. The amount of fluid remaining after pressure has been applied is defined as a C.U.P. capacity. Full 8oz. fluid cup measurement.
The yellow lines on the wetness indicator will turn blue indicating that wetness is present. When the line is solid blue up to two fingers from the front or back of the product, that is indication that a change is needed.
The main factors to take into consideration when choosing the correct incontinence product are: – Size and Fit: Make sure you have the right size product. Leg openings should be snug fitting (no gaps) and should not create redness around the leg/groin area. – Style and absorption capacity required: Make sure that you are wearing the correct product style and absorbency level to meet your needs.
Higher performing incontinence products are designed to be more absorbent and are made with superior quality materials. The Tranquility Product Family keeps skin dryer, neutralizes urine pH, and reduces odors. It is often possible to save money by using the more expensive products because they require few changes, results in fewer clothing/ bedding changes, less waste, less laundry due to leakage, and better quality of life for both the care provider and the care recipient.
No. Cutting back on fluid intake can lead to dehydration, constipation and irritation of the bladder. It is true that certain types of fluids should be avoided such as alcohol and caffeine that irritate the bladder.
The beads are the super absorbent polymer that absorbs the liquids inside the product. The absorbent polymer is not harmful, it is a standard component in all diaper products, including baby products. Most important is to be extremely careful in cleaning the beads up, they can be very slippery if stepped on.
Please set aside two unused samples and call Tranquility Care Center at 1-800-467-3224 ext. 7. The Care Center team would be happy to assist you in determining what the problem is and working towards a resolution.