Helpful Products

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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The Daytripper CAPD Warmer

The Daytripper CAPD Warmer
Proven Durability The Daytripper is a single-bag warmer designed for personal use at home, at work, or while travelling, and is often used by clinics as part of loaner programs. The plastic case and aluminium heating plate are easy to clean and will withstand years of use. It has a factory pre-set, tamper-proof thermostat which will keep solutions at the perfect temperature indefinitely, never allowing them to overheat. The intuitive design requires almost no training or instruction – just plug it in! External power cord access 110V/220V AC power adapter Energy efficient - uses less than 20W of electricity Cigarette lighter plug Temperature indicator Green LED power indicator High impact, easy to clean durable plastic case Large mesh pocket Holds one solution bag up to 3L 15"x7"x12". Made in USA

Contact Info

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

Organ donation takes guts baseball cap

Organ donation takes guts baseball cap
Organ Donation takes guts baseball cap Spread the word! High Quality Adams© adjustable cap in washed magenta or baby blue.

Contact Info

Stickman Dialysis Industries
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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

THE PDPOD 1 / IVNOW1

THE PDPOD 1 / IVNOW1 THE PDPOD 1 / IVNOW1
IDEAL FOR USE IN SMALLER CLINICS

Modular tabletop or wall-mounted PD solution warmer pods. Each fluid warming cavity is separately controlled and features an L.E.D. display. A sensor in the heating plate detects the I.V. bag and engages the heater to quickly warm the fluid. temperature sensors continuously monitor the temperature of the fluid bag to maintain the fluid temperature within +0/-2ºC (+0/-3ºF) of the set point temperature. The electronic control monitors how long the bag has been held at temperature, and can be displayed at the touch of a button. The control alerts users when a fluid bag has been held at temperature longer than 14 days.

  • Each unit accommodates 0.5L, 1L, 2L & 3L bags
  • Lightweight, medical grade plastic housing
  • Intelligent bag sensors
  • Dual temperature sensors
  • Heats to 40°C (104°F) in 30 minutes or less
  • Accuracy of +0°/-2°C (+0°/-3°F)
  • Convenient countertop design
  • Wall-mount or pole-mount kit available. Please call for details and pricing

Contact Info

Stickman Dialysis Industries
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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

The NEW Daytripper "E"

The NEW Daytripper
A new economical choice! New Daytripper E is a single-bag CAPD solution warmer designed for personal use at home, at work, or on the road. It uses the exact same proven reliable temperature control systems as our original Daytripper, but in a light weight case at a lower price. External power cord access 110V/220V AC power adapter Energy efficient - uses less than 20W of electricity Temperature indicator Green LED power indicator Holds one solution bag up to 3L Made in USA

Contact Info

Stickman Dialysis Industries
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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

The ABC’s of Pee Dee

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.

Contact Info

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

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

The Courage to Live

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.

Order this book at Amazon.

Contact Info

The Courage to Live
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The Kidney Donors Journey - 100 Questions

The Kidney Donors Journey - 100 Questions

Ari Sytner is an unlikely kidney donor who saved the life of a stranger.

After an unexpected year-long journey of exploring kidney donation, Ari became a kidney donor to save a single mother of 3 children. The experience was so inspirational and transformative, that Ari revealed the entire journey in this first ever question and answer book, outlining the 100 questions he struggled with before deciding to proceed with his transplant and give the gift of life. The Kidney Donor's Journey does not try to convince you to donate an organ, rather it walks you through every stage of Ari's process, from researching, struggling and telling his family, to testing, undergoing surgery and recovery. The book inspires readers to weigh the personal and ethical values of kindness and human life, while sharing a moving and uplifting tale of one man's journey to make a difference in the world.

Order this book at Amazon.com.

Contact Info

The Kidney Donors Journey
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The Original PD Pouch

The Original PD Pouch The Original PD Pouch
A Unique device to that holds a PD catheter safely, securely, and without the use of a belt or tape. We manufactured the PD Pouch from very high quality, quick drying, material that is soft and small enough to hold the catheter, but when folded correctly will fall off the catheter on its own. The PD Pouch is hypoallergenic, UV protected, easily hand washable and dries quickly. Staying active is an important part of a PD patients’ life. Your PD pouch will allow you to discretely enjoy your favorite sports and activities. Including diving in the pool!

Contact Info

The Original PD Pouch
5169 Nw 57 dr
Coral Springs, FL 33067

Immobilé

Immobilé

When it comes to securing PD transfer sets, simple is still best. Immobilé is one of the most innovative ways to secure PD transfer sets on the market. It remains the preferred choice for thousands of patients in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. A patented combination of hypoallergenic adhesive together with a Velcro hook-and-loop tab makes Immobilé cost effective, body trim, and very easy to use.

Immobilé was developed from patient requests for a device that not only secured the transfer set but that secured it in such a way as to allow normal active body movement (such as biking or skiing) without concern for the integrity of the set or access. Patients also wanted to eliminate the sticky step of pulling tape off the transfer set three or four times a day when releasing it for an exchange. When care is taken one Immobilé can be used for three days (up to 12 exchanges).

Many people prefer Immobilé to a belt because it is much more body trim, easier to use and yet, very effective.

Immobilé is:

  • Easier and more cost effective than tape alone
  • More body trim and less bulky than the belt
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Sterile product
  • Available direct or through major distributors’ ancillary catalogs or formularies

Visit our website for more information and instructions for use. Email or call us to request a free sample.

Contact Info

TNT Moborg International Ltd.
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Phone: 877-846-1354 (toll-free)

Anasept™ - Kills Super Bugs

Anasept™ - Kills Super Bugs Anasept™ - Kills Super Bugs Anasept™ - Kills Super Bugs

Anasept™ is a safe and gentle skin and wound antiseptic. It comes in liquid spray and thick, clear gel forms. Dialysis patients find it easy to use to clean and disinfect any exit sites. Anasept is a solution of .057% Sodium Hypochlorite in saline, and it will not irritate or stain the site or surrounding skin. Also, it is compatible (non-damaging) with all catheter materials.

Anasept is effective against a broad range of bacteria, fungi, and viruses including MRSA, VRE, Staph, Pseudomonas, and Candida, as well as many others. With proper use of Anasept, the patient can be assured that the dialysis or wound site is clean and bacteria-free.

Anasept products are over-the-counter and have a 2 year shelf life. For more clinical information, or to purchase Anasept, please call or email us.

Anasept Update - we have received confirmation from a major independent virology testing laboratory that Anasept products inactivate the Covid-19 virus by 99.98% within 5 minutes.

Contact Info

Total Quality Medical Inc.
128 York Street Me
Kennebunk, ME 04043
Website: tqmedical.com

Transplanted to Better Health

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.

Order this book at Amazon.com
Order a signed copy through TransplantedToBetterHealth.weebly.com

Contact Info

Transplanted to Better Health
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VitalOils1000™

VitalOils1000™

Numerous studies associate a diet rich in Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) with multiple health benefits, especially better cardiovascular health. In fact, the FDA permits the following qualified health claim: "Supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA + DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease." Because of increased evidence for the cardiovascular benefits of fish oils, the American Heart Association recommends that those with heart disease consume 1000 mg (1 gram) of EPA+DHA per day. For patients who need to lower triglycerides, they recommend 2 to 4 grams of EPA+DHA per day provided as capsules under a physician’s care.

VitalOils1000™ is the first and only omega-3 fish oil product with a full 1,000 mg of DHA + EPA in a single enteric coated soft gel. The DHA to EPA ratio is 3:1 in order to provide us with what we typically get in eating healthful fish, such as salmon. It is enteric coated for enhanced absorption and easier digestion; those who experience upset stomach and nausea with fish oil supplements should find VitalOils1000 easy to digest and free from the fishy aftertaste. Individually sealed for freshness and purity, VitalOils1000 is molecular and fractionally distilled to remove mercury, arsenic, lead, cadmium, dioxins, furans, and other heavy metals and toxins. Rosemary extract and vitamin C are added for antioxidant protection.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Contact Info

VitalRemedyMD, Inc.
980 North Federal Hwy
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Phone: 561-347-6446

Vitamin D3

Vitamin D3

Vitamin D is not only important for proper absorption of calcium and the maintenance of bone health, but also for maintaining healthy joints, a healthy cardiovascular system, and healthy moods. In addition, vitamin D plays an important role in regulating cell division and differentiation and supports immune system function through its effects on macrophages, natural killer cells (NK), and T cells. Scientific data indicate that vitamin D also has a role in helping to maintain breast, prostate, colon, and kidney health.

Vitamin D is not found naturally in many foods. In fact, most of the vitamin is produced as D3 in our bodies by the action of sunlight on 7-dehydrocholesterol in the skin. As people age, they often lose the ability to make vitamin D.

Low levels of vitamin D are common, especially in older people and those living in the northern latitudes. Supplementing with vitamin D3 becomes critical. A recent review in the New England Journal of Medicine criticized current recommended intakes for vitamin D for being inadequate, suggesting they be increased to at least 800 IU of vitamin D3 per day. Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is preferred to vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol), as it has been shown to raise blood levels 70% better than D2.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Contact Info

VitalRemedyMD, Inc.
980 North Federal Hwy
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Phone: 561-347-6446

Winco Hemodialysis Recliners

Winco Hemodialysis Recliners Winco Hemodialysis Recliners

Winco offers recliners that provide the features required in dialysis centers with amazing comfort, contemporary style, and a modern form suited for the home. Coverings are available in a wide pallet of colors to match any décor and are stain resistant, easily cleaned, and easily disinfected with built-in antimicrobial properties. Model 6700 features durable and comfortably-contoured urethane arms to help protect the upholstery while providing a sleek and modern finish. Our model 6940 offers the same benefits, with the additional feature of swing-away arm construction on each side allowing easier transition from a wheel chair and enhanced cleaning accessibility. Winco clinical recliners feature a unique banding support system with no springs, wood, or other hard surface to create discomfort over time. All models are available with heat-only or heat-and-massage options.

Contact Info

Winco Mfg., LLC
5416 SW 1st Ln
Ocala, 34474
Phone: 866-239-0430
Website: www.wincomfg.com