Pibella, an improvement for all!
One of our patients used Pibella during the period she was hospitalized in our hospital. We became interested and tested Pibella on 8 women. We first prepared and informed them about the use of the product, which took away much of the skepticism and fear. Our patients are hip- and knee TP patients, between 55-90 years of age. All patients used previously the bedpan. At first some older patients were a little uncomfortable placing the Pibella; however this was solved once they became more familiar with Pibella. After the patients started trusting the device, and finding out that it really works without leaking, our test patients embraced the product after only 2-4 uses; the oldest lady being 90 years…
After this test we immediately implemented Pibella in our daily care routine, and receive very positive reactions. Partly because of our own enthusiasm, and our detailed instructions to the patient, they now apply the system at the first time by themselves.
Advantages for our personnel: No spillage of urine, no need for lifting patient/carer…back does not get strained, Time saving, Patient becomes more independent (less need for caregiver), Ease of use, Everything stays dry, nothing spills, less hectic and stress, patient is more satisfied
Advantages for our patients: No pain (pressure) during use, compared to bedpan, stress free urination while lying, after a few times patient can do it themselves, ease of use, body and bed stays dry, less tiring then using bedpan, patient feels much better
Important points to use Pibella successfully: Caregivers need to know the instructions and pass this on, caregiver must be convinced of the product, to also convince the patient, patient should be informed first about the advantages of using Pibella, be patient when learning to use the device, retry after mishaps
We are convinced about this product and will use Pibella wherever possible in the future, as we had such positive experiences.
Rolf Strässler, Care manager, aarReha schinznach, Schinznach-Bad, Switzerland