Vascular Access

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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
29568
Phone: 800-297-4714

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
33458
Phone: 800-677-9299 (toll free)

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
29568
Phone: 800-297-4714

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
60450
Phone: 815-941-4894
Email: Mary Hogan

RonWear Classic Jacket & Pant Set

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Comfortable active wear for patients with ports for dialysis, chemotherapy, transfusion and other infusion therapy.

  • 4-port jacket with zippered pant for femoral ports OR no-zipper pant
  • Jacket has a Media Pocket inside the front pocket to securely hold digital devices brought to treatment
  • The outfit is now ANTIMICROBIAL and won’t hold odors, WATER REPELLANT to resist blood or fluid stains, and has a STAIN RELEASE finish so it won’t hold stains in the garment
  • Women’s sizes: S–2X
  • Men’s sizes: M–2X

Both men and women’s sizes come in Dusk Blue or Charcoal Heather with contrast stitching.

Contact Info

RonWear Port-able Clothing®
P.O. Box 22482
44122-0482
Phone: 800-513-1498 for ordering or questions
Website: www.ronwear.com

RonWear Classic Ron Jacket

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Comfortable active wear for patients with ports for dialysis, chemotherapy, transfusion and other infusion therapy.

Patent-pending dual-tab zipper applications in each arm make port connection easy, while staying dressed and warm! Zippers in each arm and on each side of chest for interchangeable port areas (or blood pressure check) when needed. Center zipper opening and back elastic waist for ease and comfort. Front pockets now with a media pocket to store and securely hold digital devices brought to treatment. 100% cotton brushed french terry is treated with a fluid repellant to make clean up easy! Available in either Dusk Blue or Charcoal Heather.

  • The outfit is now ANTIMICROBIAL and won’t hold odors, WATER REPELLANT to resist blood or fluid stains, and has a STAIN RELEASE finish so it won’t hold stains in the garment
  • Men’s sizes M–2X
  • Women’s sizes S–2X

Contact Info

RonWear Port-able Clothing®
P.O. Box 22482
44122-0482
Phone: 800-513-1498 for ordering or questions
Website: www.ronwear.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
60601
Phone: 321-447-7730

JMS AV Fistula Needles

JMS AV Fistula Needles

JMS develops dialysis products promoting the safety and welfare of healthcare workers and patients. JMS provides several brands of AV fistula needles to meet any clinical need. They are proud to offer the following products for dialysis:

SysLoc® Family
The simple and effective design of the SysLoc family allows the needle to retract easily into the hub without the use of any bulky attachments. The SysLoc needle allows you to choose from a wide range of configurations for hemodialysis or apheresis treatments.

WingEater®
The JMS WingEater is our most popular safety AV fistula needle. WingEater provides extraordinary needle-stick protection in an easy-to-use design.

Harmony™
The JMS Harmony needle is for use with previously-established mature access sites using a constant-site (Buttonhole) technique of needle insertion. JMS Harmony needles include an innovative site preparation tool and is specifically designed for home dialysis patients and patients who self-cannulate.

Please contact JMS or one of their distributors for more information. You can also visit their website for video and training manuals.

Contact Info

JMS North America Corp.
480 Sawgrass Corporate Pkwy, Suite 120
33325
Phone: 954-689-9280
Website: www.jmsna.net

RonWear Classic Ron Pant

RonWear Classic Ron Pant

Comfortable active wear for patients with ports for dialysis, chemotherapy, transfusion and other infusion therapy.

Femoral port openings in both legs with dual-tab zipper application that allows openings where you need them without undressing! Elastic waist pant with drawstring for extra comfort. Side and back pocket. Both men’s and women’s sizes come in Charcoal Heather or Dusk Blue with contrast stitching.

  • Mens sizes M–2X
  • Women’s sizes S–2X
  • Now ANTIMICROBIAL and won’t hold odors, WATER REPELLANT to resist blood or fluid stains, and has a STAIN RELEASE finish so it won’t hold stains in the garment

Contact Info

RonWear Port-able Clothing®
P.O. Box 22482
44122-0482
Phone: 800-513-1498 for ordering or questions
Website: www.ronwear.com/

KORshield Catheter Protector

KORshield Catheter Protector
KORshield is a reusable cover that allows patients with central venous catheters to shower again. The inventor, Dr. Adel Korkor, was concerned that his patient's could not easily shower without resorting to unsafe and non-hygenic means, like taping plastic bags over their access. KORshield is designed to be pulled over the head before getting into the shower. The reusable device covers the catheter site and keeps water from coming in contact. Once the shower is done, the KORshield is simply hung up to dry, ready for the next shower. The KORshield comes with an unconditional 1 year guarantee. If for any reason you are not satisfied, return for a full refund.

Contact Info

AB Korkor Medical
830 W. Route 22, Suite 165
60047
Phone: 888-822-4695

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
Phone: 727-410-0150
Website: www.hemausa.com