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Secure Way PD Catheter Holder
Use of the Secure Way PD Catheter Holder increases the freedom of movement for the user because the patient is unencumbered by tape. It removes risk of sores and infection since a lack of belts or cotton netting eliminate areas for collecting water and dirt. Eliminates need to shave the abdomen.
The necklace holder can be used daily, especially in the shower. Wearer can take full showers or baths. Holder can be attached to undergarments when hooked up to a PD machine, leaving your hands free.
Why choose Secure Way?
- Save money - used properly, the Secure Way PD Catheter Holder will last years, saving you money over other catheter supports
- One size fits all - can be worn as a necklace or clipped onto clothing
- Reduce infections - Secure Way is never close to the exit site, reducing chance of infection
- Bathe comfortably - provides easy access to clean your exit site properly
- Use safely - design of the holder keeps the cap and catheter valves securely in place
- Comfort - the Secure Way is light and comfortable, and ideal for on-the-go; plastic construction and minimal skin contact dramatically improve comfort
The SPD-BELT serves as a body outfit and at the same time is very comfortable to wear. It hides the catheter protruding from the PD patient’s abdomen. The SPD-BELT was developed by a fashion designer with careful consideration of appearance and comfort.
The best part about this PD belt is that it’s both comfortable and attractive. It’s a unisex belt made for all people of different shapes and sizes.
Also available is a PD belt designed specifically for women. They are able to wear it during the day underneath their clothing and during the night under their lingerie. Women can feel beautiful and sexy every hour of the day. The belt is hardly noticeable and sits very comfortably on the body.
The SPD-BELT is made of 100% cotton, and is hypoallergenic. It comes in all sizes and in either black or white.
The ABC’s of Pee Dee
An excellent resource for helping a child go through the process personally or understand what another family member may be undergoing. This heartwarming story of a youngster’s journey through kidney failure, peritoneal dialysis (PD), and transplantation, was written and illustrated to help kids understand kidney disease and this form of treatment. Printed in Canada.
by Cathy and Jean Clermont
Illustrated by Brianna Thayer
36 pages; 7.5 x 7.5 inches, softcover, full color.
The Courage to Live
This inspirational book details author Carmen Buelvas Critchlow’s personal journey both as an immigrant from Panama and as a dialysis patient and transplant recipient. It details her physical and emotional battle against kidney disease and describes kidney failure and dialysis in clear, understandable terms. Special attention is paid to organ donation. Finally, it shares how in a powerful way this uninvited "battle" has been transformed into a spiritual journey with God.
- The Courage to Live
- Email: info(a)homedialysis.org
The Genia Clip
Funny how PD bags drain well into the toilet while you watch, but as soon as you turn your back on ‘em, the tubes jump out of the toilet and make a big mess! Stickman’s Genia Clip keeps ‘em in line! The Genia Clip can be used to drain CAPD bags or to hold direct drain tubing from your cycler. It clips to the edge of the toilet bowl, under the seat and holds the tubing in place so that it drains where it’s supposed to every time. Made in USA.
The Genia Clip really comes into its own for those who have a "direct drain" setup for the cycler. It clips to the edge of the toilet bowl, under the seat and holds the tubing in place so that it drains where it’s supposed to every time!
The Original Tuck-Away Belt
For over 15 years, the Tuck-Away Belt has provided peritoneal dialysis patients with comfort and support for thier catheter. The Tuck-Away Belt is simple to use, and available in black or white, and in 4 different sizes. Made in Canada.
- Small 26–32"
- Medium 32–42"
- Large 40–50"
- XL 48–58"
Tuck-Away Belts are machine washable can be put in the dryer or steam ironed.
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
The Reluctant Donor
Author Suzanne Ruff comes from a family that has been plagued by kidney disease for generations. In her lifetime, she has lost her mother, several aunts and uncles, and cousins to Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), the most common of all life-threatening genetic diseases. Both of her sisters inherited the disease. She did not. When her younger sister fell ill shortly after their mother’s death in 2003, Ruff decided to do something about it. She had always been afraid of doctors and needles, but says with God’s help she found the courage to save JoAnn’s life by donating a kidney. In the months leading up to the surgery, which took place on Oct. 19, 2004, Ruff spent a lot of time journaling, and published a book based on her notes and memories. Her hope is that The Reluctant Donor (Beaver’s Pond Press, April 2010, $14.95) will find its way into the hands of others who are facing a difficult life-and-death decision, and help them find the courage they need to get through it.
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.
Transplanted to Better Health
“Transplanted to Better Health” is a poignant and touching story of Carole’s personal journey through kidney disease. In this memoir, she describes the good and bad days, the ups and downs of dialysis treatment, waiting for a life-saving kidney transplant, and the road to recovery. Never losing faith that there will be better times ahead, she shares just what kept her strong and motivated. Family members and friends of kidney patients will find a wealth of information. Medical professionals can experience a patient’s innermost thoughts and feelings en route to better health. A must read!
This memoir has won two awards - first place in the health category of the Xulon Press Christian Choice Book Awards contest, 2012, and honorable mention in the spiritual category of the New England Book Festival, 2013.