Absorbency levels explained / HARTMANN Information Centre

The HARTMANN Team

Absorbency levels explained

Slight incontinence

1 out of 4 drop  Normal

For occasional leaks of urine in small amounts. These products are most suited for people with stress incontinence who leak when they exert pressure on the pelvic floor due to (for example) sneezing, coughing or exercise.

Moderate incontinence

2 out of 4 drop Plus

5 out of 10 dropExtra (Currently MoliCare Range only)

For people that empty some of their bladder of urine either at once or gradually over time. The person may have some control over their continence but still needs protection some of the time.

Severe incontinence

3 out of 4 drop Extra 6 out of 10 drop Extra Plus (Currently MoliCare Range only)

For people that empty most their bladder gradually throughout the day. The person may have some control over their continence but still needs protection most of the time.

Severe - Very Severe incontinence

3.5 out of 4 drop Maxi 7 out of 10 drop Super (Currently MoliCare Range only)

For people that empty most their bladder of urine at once. The person may have some control over their continence but still want to be protected in case of accidents.

Very Severe incontinence

4 out of 4 drop Super 8 out of 10 dropSuper Plus (Currently MoliCare Range only)

For people that empty a full bladder gradually throughout the day. This person would generally not have any control over their continence but doesn’t need a product that must cope with large gushes.

Extremely Severe incontinence

4 out of 4 drop Super Plus

9 out of 10 dropMaxi (Currently MoliCare Range only)

For people that empty a full bladder of urine at once with no control.

 

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