Comfort Items

Home Dialysis Central has pulled together this selection of helpful products for dialysis patients. Select a category to show only those related products. Do you have a product that you think could be useful for dialysis patients? Fill out this form to add it to our list.

Please note: we do not sell any of these products! You must contact the company that makes them for price and order details. You will find contact info for each company under each product.

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CoverCath™ Catheter Covers

CoverCath™ Catheter Covers

CoverCath™ is designed for patients with Hemodialysis catheters, Central Lines, Peripherally Inserted Central Line (PICC), Peritoneal Dialysis catheters, feeding tubes, antibiotic IV lines, Peg tubes, Chemotherapy catheters, and Infusion catheters.

CoverCath is a plastic non-porous bag sealed on all four sides. It has a hole cut on one side with a double-sided hypoallergenic tape attached to the bag completely surrounding the hole. The catheter is inserted into the hole and the second side of the adhesive tape is attached to the skin creating a watertight seal. CoverCath is designed as a disposable product that allows patients to bathe or shower without contamination of the catheter area.

CoverCath was developed to provide patients with catheters the ability to resume a more normal lifestyle and provide a greater freedom to perform personal hygiene at their discretion.

CoverCath is:

  • Designed for or patients with a Hemodialysis catheter, Central Lines, Peripherally inserted Central Line (PICC), Peritoneal Dialysis catheters, feeding tubes, antibiotic IV lines, Peg tubes, Chemotherapy catheters, and Infusion catheters.
  • Designed for showering and bathing.
  • Disposable and for single use.
  • Intended for use in the home.
  • NOT designed for swimming, diving, jumping into water, whirlpools and hot tubs.

* Each box contains 10 covers.

Contact Info

Beach Trading Company
619 Bear Lake Drive
Longs, 29568
Phone: 800-297-4714

CoverCath™ IV Catheter Covers

CoverCath™ IV Catheter Covers

CoverCath™ IV is designed for patients with Hemodialysis catheters, Central Lines, Peripherally Inserted Central Line (PICC), Peritoneal Dialysis catheters, feeding tubes, antibiotic IV lines, Peg tubes, Chemotherapy catheters, and Infusion catheters and is designed only for showering.

CoverCath IV is a plastic non-porous bag sealed on all four sides. It has a hole cut on one side with a double-sided hypoallergenic tape attached to the bag completely surrounding the hole. The catheter is inserted into the hole and the second side of the adhesive tape is attached to the skin creating a watertight seal. CoverCath IV is designed as a disposable product that allows patients to shower without contamination of the catheter area.

CoverCath IV was developed to provide patients with catheters the ability to resume a more normal lifestyle and provide a greater freedom to perform personal hygiene at their discretion.

CoverCath IV is:

  • Designed for patients with a Hemodialysis catheter, Central Lines, Peripherally inserted Central Line (PICC), Peritoneal Dialysis catheters, feeding tubes, antibiotic IV lines, Peg tubes, Chemotherapy catheters, and Infusion catheters.
  • Is specifically designed for protecting the catheter area during a shower.
  • Is disposable and for single use.
  • NOT for full immersion into water and is not for taking a bath or swimming.

* Each box contains 10 covers.

Contact Info

Beach Trading Company
619 Bear Lake Drive
Longs, 29568
Phone: 800-297-4714

Champion Chair Dialysis Recliner

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.

Contact Info

Champion Manufacturing
2601 Industrial Parkway
Elkhart, 46516
Phone: 800-998-5018

Clove Hitch Dialysis Friendly Sweatshirts

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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.

Contact Info

Clove Hitch
1202 Penguin Court
Forked River, NJ, NJ 08731
Email: Vilma E Oleri

TOPICAINE® Anesthetic Gel

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.

Contact Info

ESBA Laboratories, Inc.
Jupiter Park Drive, Suite 112
Jupiter, 33458
Phone: 800-677-9299 (toll free)

HemaStrap

HemaStrap HemaStrap

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.

Contact Info

Hema Assistance Products
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Phone: 727-410-0150
Website: www.hemausa.com

Libre: Lerwick

Libre: Lerwick

Libre is dedicated to providing comfortable, functional clothing for dialysis patients. Libre products are developed with the customer in mind as we strive to ease the burden of treatment days. We are committed to giving back to different foundations that work with us to bring ease to these patients’ lives. Our goal is to make each patient’s life a little more "libre!"

The Lerwick is our men’s, half-zip, pull-over sweater, offered in gray or brown. It can be ordered with the access in the right or left arm. An invisible zipper is used to keep the opening discreet and hidden to the common eye, allowing patients to wear the Lerwick more places than just the dialysis center.

Our clothing was designed to meet the unmet needs of patients receiving treatment through port sites. Inspiration comes from our own families as we watch people impacted daily by the life-changing process of dialysis. Our clothing is functional and will keep patients warm and comfortable throughout the day.

Contact Info

Libre
P.O. Box 3444
Dublin, 43016
Phone: 888-LIBRE-4-YOU or 614-389-4254

Libre: Marlon

Libre: Marlon

Libre is dedicated to providing comfortable, functional clothing for dialysis patients. Libre products are developed with the customer in mind as we strive to ease the burden of treatment days. We are committed to giving back to different foundations that work with us to bring ease to these patients’ lives. Our goal is to make each patient’s life a little more "libre!"

The Marlon is our unisex, half-zip, pull-over sweatshirt, offered in black. It can be ordered with the access in the right or left arm. An invisible zipper is used to keep the opening discreet and hidden to the common eye, allowing patients to wear the Marlon more places than just the dialysis center.

Our clothing was designed to meet the unmet needs of patients receiving treatment through port sites. Inspiration comes from our own families as we watch people impacted daily by the life-changing process of dialysis. Our clothing is functional and will keep patients warm and comfortable throughout the day.

Contact Info

Libre
P.O. Box 3444
Dublin, 43016
Phone: 888-LIBRE-4-YOU or 614-389-4254

Medical Dignity Garment

Medical Dignity Garment

Medical Dignity Clothing has been created to offer comfort, modesty, and convenience to anyone who is going through dialysis, chemotherapy, or other infusion treatments.

The Medical Dignity Garment is a classic, white, button-down shirt with flaps and break-away sleeves designed to open directly over the areas that a port or central line would commonly be placed. Since most infusion treatments are administered in a common room with very little to no privacy, it eliminates the concern of the patient being exposed during treatment.

The Medical Dignity Garment is available in sizes for men, women, and children, and can be ordered online or over the phone.

Contact Info

Medical Dignity Clothing Corporation
145 W. Grandin Rd
Morris, 60450
Phone: 815-941-4894
Email: Mary Hogan

Theraworx™

Theraworx™

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.

Contact Info

Medical Specialty Innovations, Inc.
4040 Nine-McFarland Dr, Suite 100
Alpharetta, 30004
Phone: 800-814-2011 (toll-free)

PD Panty/PD Brief

PD Panty/PD Brief 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.

Contact Info

PD-Uwear, LLC
P.O Box 819
Stockbridge, 30281
Phone: 770-354-0539
Email: Mary Conner
Website: www.pd-uwear.com

Redsense Blood Detector

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.

Contact Info

Redsense Medical Ltd
N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1950
Chicago, 60601
Phone: 321-447-7730

The OriginalTuck-Away Belt

The OriginalTuck-Away Belt
20 years of comfort! For over two decades, thousands of people across America have chosen the Tuck-Away Belt because of its great design and comfortable fit. We’ve sewn thousands of these belts for patients throughout the world as a wonderful way to keep their catheter safe and secure!

Contact Info

Stickman Dialysis Industries
39 Enterprise Drive
Arundel , 04046
Phone: 207-985-1717
Website: Kidneystuff.com

PD-Showermate

PD-Showermate PD-Showermate
Love your shower! The New PD-Showermate is a safe lanyard designed specifically to hold your PD catheter while showering.So easy to use: just put it over your head, adjust the length so that it safely reaches your catheter, and simply clip it to your catheter connector.

Contact Info

Stickman Dialysis Industries
39 Enterprise Dr
Arundel , 04046
Phone: 207-985-1717
Website: Kidneystuff.com

Beep-Away Spring

Beep-Away Spring
A better night’s sleep! By simply sliding over your transfer set and lines, the Beep-Away Spring helps reduce the potential for tubing kinks during nighttime cycler PD, reducing the frequency of machine alarms during nighttime treatments and helping you and loved ones get a better night’s sleep. It can also be used with pediatric and geriatric PD patients to help minimize tampering with their catheter set. Approximately 12 inches. Made in USA

Contact Info

Stickman Dialysis Industries
39 Enterprise Dr.
Arundel, 04046
Phone: 207-985-1717
Website: Kidneystuff.com

PD Solution Warmers

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.

Contact Info

Stickman Industries Inc.
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Phone: 888-366-7460 (toll-free)
Website: kidneystuff.com

CathPal I & II

CathPal I & II CathPal I & II CathPal I & II
The CATHY-MATE 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 CATHY-MATE remains secure when it gets wet during a shower. Overall, just a great, new, innovative product that will help dialysis patients everywhere.

Contact Info

Stonewell Industries, LLC
33 Baxter Street
Medford, 02155
Phone: 6037818895