Underpads are a type of absorbent pad that is placed under patients to collect fluids. They are often used for incontinence management, but can also be used for other purposes, such as bed protection.
Protective Underpads Benefits
Underpads can be used to prevent leakage, should the material it is sitting on become soiled. They should be changed every time the person using the underpad urinates or has a bowel movement.
Underpads are specifically designed to be used as an extra layer of protection between the skin and the surface below. These pads are made of various materials depending on the sensitivity desired, but typically cotton, polyester or terrycloth.
Many people also use underpads for bedding during menstruation to keep clothing clean. Underpads are disposable, so they should be replaced every twenty-four hours max.