How often should pads be changed?
A good rule of thumb is once per shift in the hospital. After the patient is discharged, pads should be changed when the patient bathes, or approximately every 24 to 48 hours. Patients who are active and sweaty, or have body fluids, may need to change more often.
Can I use powder with the collar?
It is better to keep the pads clean. The powder will absorb perspiration and become pasty, making the pads difficult to clean.
When should I get a new set of replacement pads?
It depends on how much wear and tear the patient is putting on the collar. As soon as they start to show wear a new set of pads should be used.
Can I use bleach on the pads?
Do not use bleach or harsh chemicals. Mild soap and water should be enough. The collar was designed using materials that are easy to clean.