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Can't wait toilet cards


Many of the interstitial cystitis (IC) support groups and other IC organisations issue their own "Can't wait cards" that state that the holder is an IC patient and needs quick access to a toilet.

We have examples here of a toilet cards issued by the IPBF which we hand out at conferences and you can either use this for your members/patients or translate the text into your own language giving the details of your own support group.

These cards can either be printed doublesided on tough card or they can be printed on normal thickness coloured printing paper in two columns as shown. If done like this, they need laminating. For this you need access to a laminator. First you print the number of sheets of paper you require. Each sheet has 5 card texts, back and front. Then trim round the outside border. Do NOT cut down the middle line. Cut horizontally into strips. This gives you a strip with the back and front text. You fold this in half down the middle line and insert it in a laminating pouch. This text fits in a credit card size laminating pouch. The pouches are then fed through a laminating machine, producing a hard-wearing laminated card.

English cards can be downloaded for

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Painful Bladder Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis
• IPBF leaflet
Interstitial Cystitis: Diagnosis & Treatment    - updated February 2019       
• by Jane Meijlink
Interstitial cystitis and associated disorders
• by Dr Joop P van de Merwe

Interstitial cystitis and gastrointestinal disorders
• by Dr Joop P van de Merwe

Painful Bladder Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis          
59 pages: what is PBS/IC, impact on life, brief historical overview, diagnosis, treatment and coping

Painful Bladder Syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis
4 page booklet - updated March 2016
IC Fact Sheet for primary care - updated August 2018  
IPBF Fact Sheet: Ketamine abuse and the urinary tract - updated June 2017  
IPBF Fact Sheet - updated August 2018  
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