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PD Solution Warmers
Properly-warmed solutions are simply healthier and more comfortable. All of Stickman’s warmers are calibrated at the factory to the optimal temperature for dialysis solutions—no adjustments are required by you. They are self-regulating, so you don’t have to worry about overheating them. All of our warmers plug into your vehicle’s cigarette lighter as well as any household outlet. 3 models to choose from. Made in Canada.
Take advantage of the freedom and independence that PD gives you—pack up your stuff and discover the wonders of the highways. And at home, our warmers work great, too (especially the Overnighter!): you won’t need to wait around the microwave or run back and forth to the kitchen. With a dedicated warmer next to your exchange area, a nice warm bag of solution is always within reach.
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.
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.
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.
Champion Chair Dialysis Recliner
Champion Manufacturing is a leading supplier of patient seating to all of the nation’s largest dialysis providers. The features that have made our recliner a best-seller in dialysis centers are the same features that make it well-suited for the home dialysis patient: comfort, quality, durability, and ease of operation for patients and their caregivers. Infection control is critical to the home dialysis patient, and Champion’s dialysis recliner with antimicrobial vinyl upholstery and quick-release seats make cleaning and disinfecting surfaces easy. Champion ships via white-glove carrier to patient homes in most areas. Recliners are fully assembled and ready to use when they arrive.
The OriginalTuck-Away Belt
Clove Hitch Dialysis Friendly Sweatshirts
I take ready made sweatshirts and alter them to make them dialysis friendly. I started doing this after my husband began going to dialysis in 2011 and complained he was cold all the time. The zipper is placed in the seam of the arm and it zips up from the wrist. There is the option to put the zipper in the right arm, left arm or both arms. Sometimes, my customers request that I put the zipper in a different location, such as the top of the arm or midway between the top and the seam. I do my best to accommodate any request as it is my customer who will be the ultimate user and the sweatshirt must work for them individually.
At this time, I offer 6 different styles (crew neck pullovers, hoodies and full zip jackets) in an assortment of colors, and, I am always on the lookout to add more options. After all, I believe that in addition to being warm during treatment, a person should also enjoy what he/she is wearing. It is so rewarding when my customers tell me the difference their purchase has made in their lives. My business is home-based and my shop is on Etsy.
CathPal I & II
The CathPal is a catheter securement wrap that secures the catheter without any sticky reside and doesn't attract dust and dirt the way tape does. It allows the patient to release and re-secure the catheter multiple times without having to replace the adhesive to the skin, reducing the number times it needs to be changed - saving time, money, and making it less irritable to the skin than using tape. The best part that is that the CathPal remains secure when it gets wet during a shower. Overall, just a great, new, innovative product that will help dialysis patients everywhere.
Find out more about Jenny and why she created the CathPal in this KidneyViews blog post!