Box Includes: 15 x Coated Catheters. 1x Water Bag. 1 x Instructions.
Before starting Peristeen Anal Irrigation, Coloplast instruct that patients should undergo a medical evaluation by a doctor with appropriate expertise to ensure that they have no conditions that preclude its use or require further investigation.
Ensure that patients (and where appropriate carers) have received comprehensive training and are competent in the use of the system before using it unsupervised are aware of the risk of bowel perforation, how to recognise the symptoms and actions to be taken.
Peristeen Anal Irrigation is an innovative irrigation system from Coloplast. Peristeen has been developed for patients who suffer from faecal incontinence or chronic constipation and for patients who have to spend a long time on bowel management procedures due to neurogenic bowel dysfunction.
Peristeen Anal Irrigation (also known as Trans-anal irrigation or rectal irrigation) is a unique way of emptying the lower bowel and is used to prevent faecal incontinence, constipation or simply as a method of bowel management.
The system has been specially designed to make it portable and easy to use. This offers independence and a sense of confidence to the user. In clinical trials with Spinal Injured patients, the Peristeen Anal Irrigation System reduced faecal incontinence and constipation and improved their quality of life*.
How does it work?
Peristeen Anal Irrigation is a way of emptying the lower part of the bowel by introducing warm tap water (36–38°C) into the rectum using a catheter. The user sits on the toilet while the water is instilled into the rectum. The water is then emptied from the lower bowel along with the contents, into the toilet. This process will usually take around 30 minutes and the results are normally so effective that most users do not have to perform the procedure for another 2 days.