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Help, I Need Dialysis! How to have a good future with kidney disease
Life-long kidney patient educator Dori Schatell, MS, and internationally-known nephrologist Dr. John Agar, MD, explain how dialysis works; each of the ways to do it; and how your treatment choice may affect your diet, energy level, work, travel, sexuality and fertility, sleep, and survival. Comprehensive and fully referenced, this book is a must-read if you face the life-changing choices that come with kidney failure. Paperback, 202 pages.
Order at lifeoptions.org
- Life Options
- 414 D'Onofrio Dr Suite 200
- Madison, Wisconsin 53719
- Phone: (608)833-8033
5 Simple Steps to doing PD Successfully
This powerful, uplifting pocket book is a simple and effective tool that is an easy read. It confronts so many of the problem areas faced by PD patients, including:
- Catheter Placement
- Organizing Monthly Supplies
- How to keep Your Pets While Doing Peritoneal Dialysis
- Myth Busters and Tips to Review with Your Medical Team
The tips will not only help you with coping with peritoneal dialysis, but also will enlighten your medical team, friends, nurses, family members, and caregivers in their efforts to make life more comfortable for you.
If you or your loved one is considering doing peritoneal dialysis or recently started peritoneal dialysis, this book is a must-read!
About the Author
Sheila Shaw has been living with chronic illnesses for the past 20 years. As the CEO of Patient’s Pride, Inc., a kidney transplant recipient, and a former peritoneal dialysis patient, and after speaking with thousands of PD patients and successfully helping them support their catheters and move forward with their lives, Sheila Shaw knows from personal and professional experience how to truly get through peritoneal dialysis successfully. Sheila has dedicated her life to inspire others to live their lives to their fullest despite living with chronic illness.
Abdominal Catheter Control Elastic Support System (ACCESS)
The Abdominal Catheter Control Elastic Support System (ACCESS) was originally designed in 1998 to alleviate the unnecessary side effects a PD patient was experiencing from using tape to secure the catheter; the patient was also experiencing emotional anxiety and loss of self esteem from the obvious protrusion from the connector to the catheter. With the alleviation of the irritation to the abdominal area it was obvious that ACCESS was needed for all PD patients.
ACCESS is available in two stretchable fabrics and is custom fitted to maximize patient comfort. The cotton blend fabric is soft to the touch and the nylon fabric has the absorbent properties of a bathing suit to ideally support the catheter during showering.
Use of ACCESS discreetly insures stability of the catheter from the exit site to the connector, reduces the potential of exit site infection, and is doctor-recommended.
We are now approved providers of durable medical equipment for Medicare and accept insurance assignment, so there is no out-of-pocket expense to the patient. Call us today and we will explain how you may obtain your own custom fitted PD catheter supports at no cost.
- ACCESS LLC
- 11 West End Road
- Totowa, New Jersey 07512
- Phone: 800-973-0355
CELOX Hemostatic Products
FDA-Approved CELOX [CELL-ox] Products are redefining effective bleeding management. Bleeding has been stopped in much the same way it has been since the turn of the last century – until now. CELOX Granules, Gauze and Dressing are invaluable, potentially life-saving products that provide rapid, efficient hemostasis for men, women, children and seniors.
CELOX provides a range of hemostatic products to control bleeding from and around central venous catheter, fistula, and graft access sites. CELOX performance has been proven on the battlefield, in emergency and clinical settings, and in the laboratory.
CELOX is the only hemostat proven to rapidly stop bleeding even when blood and its ability to clot is compromised by use of anti-coagulant blood thinners like Coumadin, Warfarin, Plavix, Pradaxa or Xarelto. CELOX doesn't sting or burn and easily irrigates with water or saline.
CELOX products are not new. CELOX was created for use on military battlefields to stop severe bleeding in its tracks – in most cases instantaneously – even in extreme circumstances or challenging conditions. Now the same FDA-approved, military-strength, hospital-grade products are available for use in non-military markets – without a prescription. CELOX is classified by the FDA as an OTC medical device, not a pharmaceutical.
- In the history of its use, there have been no reports of CELOX having failed or underperformed
- CELOX – FDA /Health Canada/NATO approved & prestigious Class 3CE mark in Europe
- Classified by FDA as an OTC medical device, not a pharmaceutical – for nosebleeds and minor, moderate and severe bleeding [not yet available in retail stores]
- Only product proven to quickly stop bleeding for those on blood thinners like Coumadin, Warfarin, Heparin, Plavix, Pradaxa or Xarelto
- Each product designed to be easily self-administered and used by those with no emergency or medical training
- Cannot be over-used – No measuring or "dosing" needed
- Reduces risk related to spread of blood-borne pathogens
- Works for those with inherited or acquired bleeding or clotting disorders [like Hemophilia]
- Does not sting, burn or generate heat
- Easily washes away with water or saline – no debridement necessary
- Because it is bio-compatible, remaining CELOX granules are safely absorbed
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The Dialysis Cart Model DC14 is specifically designed for PD patients. It provides easy access, helps organize, and helps with transporting your dialysis supplies. The DC14 is made of schedule-40 durable PVC and will never rust. It is also extremely durable, easy to clean, and is bacterial-static, meaning that bacteria will not grow or reproduce on the cart. Warranty: 5 years on frame, 2 years on casters and fabric. Ships via UPS.
Model DC14 features:
- 43" H x 34" W x 16" D
- Specially designed for PD patients
- Sturdy 4-drawer cart with 2 shelves
- Easy-roll 3" dual-wheel casters (2 locking)
- Available in redwood (shown in picture)
- Innovative Products Unlimited, Inc.
- Phone: 800-833-2826
- Website: www.ipu.com
Handbook of Peritoneal Dialysis
This book by Dr. Steven Guest is a guide to the practice of peritoneal dialysis. Chapters provide a foundational understanding of PD therapy and address real-time challenges faced by providers. Contained in this guide:
- Peritoneal membrane physiology
- PET, modified PET, DATT
- Acute and chronic PD prescription
- Catheters and placement techniques
- PD solutions
- Infectious and non-infectious complications
- Fluid management in PD
- PD in the diabetic and morbidly obese patients
- Nutritional and metabolic issues in PD
- Survival in the PD population
- Setting up a PD program/infrastructure
- PD in special situations
- Key management strategies for successful PD
About the author
Steven Guest, MD, attended medical school at Vanderbilt and completed his nephrology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. For 12 years, Dr. Guest served as the PD program director at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, which served as the primary PD training site for Stanford’s nephrology training program. Dr. Guest speaks on various PD topics throughout the U.S., and has many publications focused on the clinical aspects of PD therapy.
When it comes to securing PD transfer sets, simple is still best. Immobilé is one of the most innovative ways to secure PD transfer sets on the market. It remains the preferred choice for thousands of patients in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. A patented combination of hypoallergenic adhesive together with a Velcro hook-and-loop tab makes Immobilé cost effective, body trim, and very easy to use.
Immobilé was developed from patient requests for a device that not only secured the transfer set but that secured it in such a way as to allow normal active body movement (such as biking or skiing) without concern for the integrity of the set or access. Patients also wanted to eliminate the sticky step of pulling tape off the transfer set three or four times a day when releasing it for an exchange. When care is taken one Immobilé can be used for three days (up to 12 exchanges).
Many people prefer Immobilé to a belt because it is much more body trim, easier to use and yet, very effective.
- Easier and more cost effective than tape alone
- More body trim and less bulky than the belt
- Sterile product
- Available direct or through major distributors’ ancillary catalogs or formularies
Visit our website for more information and instructions for use. Email or call us to request a free sample.
NBV PD Belt
The new NBV PD Belt is designed for comfort to provide smooth contact with the skin, affordability, and easy maintenance. Because of its elastic feature, it adjusts itself during stomach expansion and contraction. The photograph shows a belt size of 33–38". Other sizes can also be supplied.
The NBV PD belt snugly fits around the waist, with the catheter hidden inside the pocket. The elastic part of the belt is hidden into sleeve. It is developed by NBV Innovations, LLC, and professional seamstresses. It is designed for any man or woman. The belt can be reversed depending upon which side the catheter exit site is located.
It is made out of Poplin material to add smoothness to the belt especially when it hugs the skin all day and night. If preferred, we can also supply in cotton. No Velcro will come in contact with the skin, as is common with some of the belts in the market.
- NBV Innovations, LLC
- 7410 Julynn Rd
- Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919
- Phone: 719-260-1729
- Email: N. Bakthavachalam
The PD Belt is a patented revolutionary product used by thousands of patients to help stabilize the exit site while securely storing the catheter tube and transfer unit. The belt was created by a former peritoneal dialysis patient for his personal use to fight bouts of peritonitis while on CAPD and CCPD. The belt was so successful, he began the process of producing the belt for others. Since its inception, the PD Belt has undergone numerous changes to improve performance and comfort. The PD-Belt comes in 5 convenient sizes to accommodate a wide range of patients: Pediatric (16"–24"), Small (23"–36"), Medium (30"–44"), Large (36"–48"), and XL (46"–58").
Currently, the belt is the only device on the market to receive Medicare’s approval as well as a Medicare reimbursement number. This product is latex-free. 3 belts per package.
PD Panty/PD Brief
The PD Panty comes in two styles: day and night.
The "day" version has of a pocket for the port at the end of the transfer set tubing to rest in that is just below the waist band on the inside of the garment. A "guide" that is open at both ends serves as a guide for the transfer set tubing to "thread" through and rest in the pocket above the guide in the inside of the panty. This protects the exit site from being injured by pulling of the tubing, as well as keeps the transfer set tubing from dangling.
When wearing the PD Panty, the port and transfer set tubing is not visible from the outside of the under garment. The panty provides safety, comfort, convenience, and a sanitary means of caring for the exit site. Made of cotton and cotton blends, the panty can be washed and cleaned with regular laundry detergent. Available in sizes from small to XX large.
The "night" version consists of the pocket on the outside and guide on the inside. The additional feature of the PD Panty "night" is that the garment has a button hole on the side of the garment between the guide and the pocket to allow the transfer set tubing to thread through the guide and come out to the outside of the garment through the button hole. The port again rests in the pocket on the outside of the garment. The garment is called the PD Panty "night" because the button hole allows the patient to connect to the Cycler without having to pull the underwear off or pull the underwear down. The guide protects the connection as the patient dialyzes and or sleeps. The PD Panty "night" can be worn at any time.