Colema Board® Setup Diagram

Colema Board® Diagram/Setup

The Colema Board® is usually set up in the bathroom by placing the evacuation end (splashguard) over the toilet and the other end over a stool or chair. Please note: the Deluxe Colema Board does not require as much assembly as the original. The bucket is placed on a counter near by, or on the tank of toilet. Another option is to place both ends of the board over five gallon buckets, so that the Colema® may be taken anywhere.

A diagram of this setup may be viewed below, or on our video demonstration (an instructional video is included with each Colema Board®).



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A. Colema Board® J. Disposable plastic tip
B. Evacuation end of Board K. *
C. Splashguard L. *
D. * M. *
E. Head area of board N. Handgrips
F. * O. Carry handle
G. Hole in Splashguard P. “U” shaped tube
H. 3 inch tubing Q. Clamp
I. “L” shaped tube R. 5-Gallon (19 liter) Bucket


EXTRA ITEMS NEEDED

Aside from the Board (and included tubing assembly and tips) and a 5 gallon bucket (or a similar container), you may want to obtain some extra items to make your Colema® experience more comfortable and relaxing:

Comfort Pad - placed on the Board and provides cushioning for your back while you take your Colema (which take about 45 minutes to 1 hour). May be purchased from our Colema Board® Distributor's or obtained at baby stores (bassinet pad).

Lubricant - KY-Jelly® or a lubricant salve to apply to the rectal tip for easy insertion (do not use petroleum products as they will clog the holes of the tip).

Colandar - to place in the toilet before taking the Colema® so that you can see what material comes out (a kitchen accessory).

Towel & Pillow - A towel may be placed on the board (where you will lie or over the comfort pad). A pillow may be placed at the head end of the board to provide extra support and comfort.

Reading Materials - A book or magazine may be read while on the Board if you so choose. (Optional)

Candles & Music - To give a calm relaxing atmosphere to your Colema experience, you may add a few candles and soft, relaxing music in the background.

For a full demonstration of the above, please view our online Instructional Video.



WATER PURIFICATION SUGGESTIONS:

We suggest using only purified water (as opposed to tap or municipal sources). Here are some suggestions for purifying your water for the Colema® procedure:

  • BOIL: Bring several gallons of water to a boil and let cool down before using.
  • FILTER: A home water filter or purifier may be used.
  • You may also purchase a 5 gallon container of purified water and heat half and mix with the other half. Comfortable to body temperature.
  • FILLING YOUR BUCKET: You can fill your bucket by using some of the following suggestions:
    • Shower Extension
    • Pitcher
    • Fill bucket in tub and lift to position. (Do not attempt if you are weak.)



CLEANING TIPS:

  • RECTAL TIPS TUBING: Tubing assembly that comes with each Colema Board
    • Plastic tips are disposable (designed for one use only).
    • Stainless Steel Tips are reusable and may be cleaned with a bleach and water solution, germicidal solution and/or boiled to sterilize.
    • The tubing may be cleaned with a bleach and water solution, then rinsed with fresh water.  It is important to hang to dry for several hours before storing.
  • BOARD:
    • Gently wipe the surface areas of the board with your choice of cleaning solution:
      1. A bleach and water solution
      2. Germicidal cleaner
      3. A natural disinfectant cleaner
    • The comfort pad (included with the Deluxe Board - available for purchase separately) may be cleaned with similar solutions as noted above.
  • CAUTIONS:
    • We do NOT recommend submersing the Boards in a tub filled with water.
    • We do NOT recommend abrasive cleaners.


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