Qufora® and children
Rectal irrigation has been used for children with faecal incontinence and constipation for many years. During the 1980’s, for example, it was applied with great success among children with spina bifida. However, a lack of good options for administering rectal irrigation led to a decline in its use for several years. Today, new solutions have improved administration, and children are finding that rectal irrigation can help them to achieve continence and avoid constipation.
Suitable for children aged three and above, the Qufora® range is unique because it offers four distinct options. The Qufora® IrriSedo Mini instils only a small amount of water, and works via a handheld pump and cone. If more water is needed, the Qufora® IrriSedo Cone is simple and easy to use. If a catheter is required to instil the water, consider the Qufora® IrriSedo Balloon option, with its easy-to-use control system. Finally the Qufora® IrriSedo Bed System enables in-bed administration, and features a closed-system design that reduces odour and keeps the stool contained in a bag. Whatever the child’s irrigation needs are, Qufora® has a system that can help.
Before commencing irrigation, the child must be assessed by a paediatric healthcare professional who understands rectal irrigation. Once the healthcare professional has determined that irrigation is appropriate for the child, he or she can advise you on the best Qufora® system to use, and can help assess, instruct, monitor progress, and answer any questions you may have.
Contact your paediatric healthcare professional, continence team or GP for futher advice.