The ICS Standardisation Steering Committee is pleased to announce that the ICS report on the terminology for single‐use body worn absorbent incontinence products, is now available for early view in the Neurourology & Urodynamics Journal.
This publication aims to address the confusing plethora of synonyms currently used to describe single‐use body worn absorbent incontinence products by recommending preferred terminology.
The working group concluded that the seven product design categories should be called: (a) pads; (b) unbacked pads; (c) male pads; (d) male pouches; (e) pull‐on pads (protective underwear); (f) all‐in‐ones (wrap‐around pads, adult briefs); and (g) belted pads (belted products), in which the bracketed terms are judged acceptable (though not preferred) alternatives.
This new terminology has already been incorporated into the ICS sponsored Continence Produce Advisor website which is being relaunched with a new fresh modern look ready for its millionth user in September.
ICS Standardisation Steering Committee Chair
ICS report on the terminology for single-use body worn absorbent incontinence products
An International Continence Society (ICS) report on the terminology for single‐use body worn absorbent incontinence products, Neurourology & Urodynamics Journal, DOI.org/10.1002/nau.24488