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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.
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.
Comfortable, high-quality earphones, earbuds, and headphones that can be used with just about any audio device. Listen to a tape, CD, or MP3 while dialyzing. Headphones come in many different styles, and range from mono earbuds to larger, stereo headsets. Prices vary according to style. 25-piece order minimum. Orders can be filled immediately via phone, fax, or web.
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.
The OriginalTuck-Away Belt
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.