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The HemaStrap, by Hema Assistance Products, is a lightweight fabric strap that is comfortable, easy to use, and does not interfere with dialysis or infusion treatment. It is designed to secure and stabilize dialysis/infusion tubing during patient treatment to minimize tugging and painful infiltration.
Our patented strap comes in three (3) different sizes: adult large and small, and youth for pediatrics. The adult sizes (Hemastrap HA 600-077 or HP 540-077) can be adjusted quickly and easily by marking the hook area of the strap with a soft lead pencil or marker and trimming with scissors, leaving at least 3/4 of an inch of hooking. For most patients, adjustment of the youth Hemastrap (HY 540-077) will not be necessary.
The Hemastrap is designed to be worn around the patient’s wrist by inserting the hook strap through the black D-ring. Secure the strap by folding the hook fasteners, located at the end of the strap, against the felt. Loosen the infusion retainer straps on the dorsal surface of the wrist. After the infusion is started, secure the tubing under the retaining straps.
To place orders or for more information, a HemaStrap representative can be reached at 727-410-0150.
INSTA-STOP® Hemostatic Gauze
INSTA-STOP® Hemostatic Gauze quickly controls and stops bleeding. INSTA-STOP Hemostatic Gauze is made from cotton, and is 100% plant-based with no animal products, eliminating the possibility of an allergic reaction or irritation. The 2x2 gauze pad is designed for dialysis patients, as it controls the bleeding quickly and easily.
When INSTA-STOP hemostatic gauze is applied to a bleeding surface or wound with slight direct pressure, and comes in contact with blood, the blood is instantly absorbed. As the blood is absorbed, and INSTA-STOP expands, it blocks the end of the blood capillary from the injury, which controls and stops bleeding and protects the wound.
INSTA-STOP Hemostatic Gauze is ideal for patients who are taking anti-coagulation medication, patients taking medication with anti-coagulation side effects, and for patients with blood coagulation disorders and reduction in blood platelets.
Features and benefits:
- Simple to use—just simply place it on a bleeding wound
- Adheres to the wound and reduces re-bleeding
- Allow use of both hands to complete bandaging
- Chemical-free, no prescription needed
- Safe for human use and the environment
INSTA-STOP hemostatic gauze products are over-the-counter and have a 3-year shelf life (until opened). For more information, or to purchase INSTA-STOP hemostatic gauze, please call or email us at the numbers below.
Parker Anderson, Inc., designs, develops, patents, markets and sells Hemostatic Gauze products within the INSTA-STOP® brand family. Included in Parker Anderson’s products are INSTA-STOP Hemostatic Gauze nose plugs, dental plugs, and exterior pads. Parker Anderson is building and selling the INSTA-STOP Hemostatic Gauze brand family in various sales channels including the medical, dental, military, sports medicine, veterinarian, and retail markets.
JMS AV Fistula Needles
JMS develops dialysis products promoting the safety and welfare of healthcare workers and patients. JMS provides several brands of AV fistula needles to meet any clinical need. They are proud to offer the following products for dialysis:
The simple and effective design of the SysLoc family allows the needle to retract easily into the hub without the use of any bulky attachments. The SysLoc needle allows you to choose from a wide range of configurations for hemodialysis or apheresis treatments.
The JMS WingEater is our most popular safety AV fistula needle. WingEater provides extraordinary needle-stick protection in an easy-to-use design.
The JMS Harmony needle is for use with previously-established mature access sites using a constant-site (Buttonhole) technique of needle insertion. JMS Harmony needles include an innovative site preparation tool and is specifically designed for home dialysis patients and patients who self-cannulate.
Please contact JMS or one of their distributors for more information. You can also visit their website for video and training manuals.
MyMedSchedule™ is a great medication reminder and is free! Your personal medication chart clearly shows the times you should take each medicine or supplement, and how much to take. There are even images of your pills so there is no confusion.
You can place a medication chart where you will most need it: either on the refrigerator, or in your bedroom or bathroom. And if you travel, or are just out for the day at work or shopping, you can take the wallet-size MyMedSchedule list with you.
With MyMedSchedule, you even have an easy way to share your medication list with all of your doctors and dentist, and the schedule is readily available in case of an emergency. One MyMedSchedule.com user tells us, "My doctors love it when I bring my chart to each visit so they can quickly see everything I am taking."
Try this free program by going to www.mymedschedule.com. You can start with your current meds, and easily update your medications as often as you need. You can even create a schedule for your other family members.
You can rest easy as your medical information remains secure with MyMedSchedule. Your personal health information is protected by SSL encryption, and will not be redistributed or resold.
Pack-m-Ups™ are a new kind of pill organizer and medication reminder. They are convenient and easy to use, and they work well as a daily, weekly, or monthly pill organizer.
Pack-m-Ups use a secure press-and-seal closure that makes it easy to open and close the moisture-resistant pill compartments. Pack-m-Ups are perforated so you can use them connected as a weekly pill organizer, or separate them to carry just what you need for the day.
Pack-m-Ups are made from a durable, flexible, and transparent material, so you can view your medications at a glance. And, you can personalize the write-on surface with a pen or marker to remind yourself of the day and time to take your pills. So, leave your pill box at home and use Pack-m-Ups when you are out and about, at work, shopping, or on extended business or pleasure travel.
Redsense Blood Detector
The Redsense safety device is designed to detect venous needle dislodgement during hemodialysis, for Home/Self and Clinical use.
Redsense consists of two parts: a sensor patch and an alarm unit. An infrared signal is transmitted from the alarm unit to the sensor patch using fibre optic cable. In the event of bleeding, inner layers of the patch smear blood over the optical sensor, which triggers the alarm.
The Redsense safety device is the results of close co-operation between medical staff and engineers. Dialysis equipment today is required to have a system which protects the patient from blood loss due to dislodgement of the venous needle. The commonly accepted solution is to monitor by the venous pressure alarm but a better solution has long been requested. Even with the routine supervision of medical staff still the venous needle can become dislodged: the dialysis machine will then continue to draw blood from the patient’s artery however not returning blood in the loop circuit as the venous needle has become dislodged and the patient’s blood ends up elsewhere. If undetected, this blood loss can have very serious consequences in only a few minutes. Redsense safety device provides a solution to this problem and detects venous needle dislodgement instantaneously; it only takes a few milliliters of blood on the sensor patch to sound the alarm.
Optimizing safety conditions for home hemodialysis users is a core ambition for Redsense Medical.
Redsense Medical has offices in Sweden and in the U.S. (Chicago, IL). For more information: www.redsensemedical.com.
Theraworx is an all-natural solution designed to cleanse and nourish the skin. The skin-healthy formula lasts for hours after skin application, providing long-lasting moisture and protection. Containing no alcohols, it leaves your skin soft and comfortable rather than cracked and dry. Patented in 2002, this product has blossomed into a full line of skin-healthy products safe for the entire family, but strong enough for the clinician.
Theraworx is a skin-healthy solution to cleanse, moisturize, and protect your skin. The science behind the magic is multi-factorial and was designed over a period of years. First created by a dermatologist a decade ago, it has undergone a creation of its own. With ingredients included by category to perform numerous tasks, its base solution can be safely manipulated to become an entire line of products dedicated to meet the needs of the times.
Each ingredient is critical along with the methods used to provide a stable, reliable product. Theraworx is distributed only after undergoing a unique treatment process. This allows us to provide a product free of chemicals and alcohols so often used to prevent bacterial growth. Each ingredient is added in clinically significant amounts to assure function, not simply to look good on the label.
- Medical Specialty Innovations, Inc.
- 4040 Nine-McFarland Dr, Suite 100
- Alpharetta, 30004
- Phone: 800-814-2011 (toll-free)
- Fax: 770-346-9129
- Email: Kade Kempf, Sales Manager
TOPICAINE® Anesthetic Gel
ESBA Laboratories has manufactured TOPICAINE® Anesthetic Gel since 1995. TOPICAINE is preferred for pain relief by both physicians and patients worldwide. An over-the-counter product, it is accessible to everyone and can be purchased directly from ESBA Laboratories by calling 800-677-9299. Orders are sent out within one business day. Pricing is very reasonable and a discount program is in place for dialysis patients.
TOPICAINE is a non-oily, translucent gel containing Lidocaine 4% in a drug delivery system with skin permeation enhancers and soothing agents. Applied 30 to 60 minutes, numbing effects will last approximately twice the application time (1–2 hours).
TOPICAINE showed the highest level of anesthetic efficacy overall in an independent clinical study conducted at the Department of Dermatology, New York University.