side.PNG1. Disinfecting wipes. Public restrooms are not always the cleanest places. In case you have to transfer, disinfecting wipes are useful for wiping down toilet seats, grab bars and anything else grimy.

2. Hand sanitizer. Great if the soap dispenser is empty, or the faucet isn’t working.

3. Catheter with a bag attached, or urinal for those that don’t normally use a closed system catheter. There will be times that you won’t be able to find an accessible restroom. A collection bag with a universal connector that attaches to your catheter or a closed system catheter will be helpful.

4. Baby wipes, and a change of underwear and pants. No matter how well we follow our bladder and bowel programs, accidents happen. 

5. Gloves. Gloves can be crucial If you find yourself in a situation where you need to cath, but can’t wash your hands, or need to take care of a bowel accident. 
Carlos Quiles, OTA/L, MSAM


Carlos Quiles, OTA/L, MSAM

Carlos Quiles was formerly a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant before joining Numotion in 2019. Carlos has been a full-time wheelchair user for the past 37 years after receiving a spinal cord injury during complex spinal surgery. Carlos spends his free time participating and volunteering in adaptive sports . Carlos’ proudest athletic achievement was competing in the 2018 Paraclimbing World Championships, and has received several community-based awards for his advocacy for people with disabilities. Carlos is fluent in English and Spanish.