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Patient Resources

Website Resources

Patient Apps for Home Therapy Monitoring

Many of our therapy services have an app to assist in your health management.  Find your therapy below to see what apps are available.

Growth Hormone

Signs & Symptoms Growth Hormone

Enteral

TritionRx: Tube Feeding

iPhone app unavailable

DoseRD – Tube Feeding Calculator

Android app unavailable

Enteral Nutrition Support

Android app unavailable

Enteral Nutrition Formulas

Android app unavailable

Rheumatoid Arthritis

MyMedSchedule

Android app unavailable

My Pain Logs

Android app unavailable

MyRA

Android app unavailable

Virtual Hope Box

Multiple Sclerosis

Virtual Hope Box

MSAA Self-Care Manager

Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis & Management

iBiomed

Android app unavailable

CareZone

Android app unavailable

Momentum Magazine

Android app unavailable

Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis

iPhone app unavailable

Chron’s Disease

My Chron’s and Colitis Team

Sit or Squat Restroom Finder

Hemophilia

Medtep Hemophilia

TPN

Hizentra

MyHizentra™ Infusion Manager

Supplies

The 12″ extension is added to the end of your IV line to make it easier to access when you are administering your own medications at home. This is a sterile product so we ask that you do not open the package unless instructed to do so by your Home Health Nurse.  Your Home Health Nurse will change this weekly with your dressing.  We like you to always have one on hand (besides the one connected to your line)

The 12″ Y extension is added to the end of your IV line to make it easier to access when you are administering your own medications at home.  Instead of one
“piggy tail” there will be two.  This type of extension can be used if you have more than one drug to administer.  This is a sterile product, so please do not open the package unless instructed by your Home Health Nurse.  Your Home Health Nurse will change this weekly with your dressing.  We like you to always have one on hand (besides the one connected to your line)

The cap is added to the end of the 12″ extension on the end of your IV line. It is a one way cap, meaning you can only push fluid into it, fluid will not come out of it. This cap MUST stay on the end of your line at all times to prevent introduction of bacteria.  This is a sterile product, so we ask that you do not open the package unless instructed to do so by your Home Health Nurse.  Your Home Health Nurse will change this weekly with your dressing.  We like you to always have one on hand (besides the one connected to your line)

The dressing kit contains all of the supplies needed for the Home Health Nurse to clean your IV line insertion site in the most sterile way possible.  Because all of these supplies and the site itself HAVE to remain clean and sterile, we ask that you do not open this dressing kit unless instructed to do so by your nurse.  The dressing on your line will be changed weekly, unless decided otherwise by your nurse.  We like you to keep one on hand at all times, (besides the one covering your insertion site)

Alcohol wipes should be used EVERY TIME you hook up your infusion and EVERY TIME you access the cap for any reason.  You can never use too many alcohol wipes!

The Foam Disc (Biopatch) is an anti-microbial pad used to sit directly on top of the insertion site of your IV line.  There is a slit in it where your IV line will fit into.  It is just another measure your Dr. may use to help prevent infection.  This is not a mandatory practice, it will vary depending on your physician.  If your physician requests the foam disc for you, your Home Health Nurse will change it weekly with the dressing change.  We like you to always have a spare one on hand, (in addition to the one you have on)

The swab cap is an alcohol impregnated cap that some physicians will opt to have you keep on the end of your cap.  It is just another measure to help prevent infection.  It is not required and is not included as part of every therapy.

The Sorbaview 2000 is an alternate dressing to go over the insertion site of your IV line.  The dressing kit contains a dressing, but some people can be sensitive to the adhesive so your nurse may request an alternate dressing.

Tegaderm is the dressing that comes in your dressing kit.  Sometimes your Home Health Nurse may request extra for you to keep on hand.

IV Start kits contain supplies needed to start a peripheral IV on a patient.  These patients don’t have a more long term IV line due to a one time infusion or a short term therapy.  This IV start kit is sterile so we ask that you do not open it unless instructed to do so by your Home Health Nurse.   The length of time that a peripheral IV will stay in place varies from patient to patient and is based on a number of factors.  So, since it is likely that it may need to be restarted during your short term therapy, we would like you have one extra start kit on hand at a very minimum at all times.

The Introcan is the catheter that actually goes into the vein to start the pheripheral IV for those patients that do not have a more long term IV placed due to a shorter therapy.  Introcan’s come in different sizes, so color of the package will vary based on the needle size.  This is a sterile product, so we ask that you do not open the package unless instructed to do so by your Home Health Nurse.  Since peripheral IV lines tend to need to be restarted during your therapy, we like you to keep an extra one on hand at a very minimum.

Huber needles are used to access implanted ports.  There are many different sizes of huber needles based on patient size and some other varying factors.  These are sterile so we ask that you do not open the package unless instructed to do so by your Home Health Nurse.  If your therapy requires your port to remain accessed, the Home Health Nurse will put a sterile dressing over the top to keep the needle in place.   We would like you to keep an extra huber needle on hand at all times.

Vacutainers are a device used along with a 10ml syringe to draw blood for patient’s that require lab tests.  Not all therapies required lab monitoring, so this isn’t a supply item that every patient will have.  It is a sterile product so do not open the package unless instructed to do so by your Home Health Nurse.  The Vacutainer does have a needle in it, so it needs to be disposed of in a sharps container.

Gravity Rate Flow tubing is used to administer medication that is mixed in an IV bag.  The “Rate Flow” device lets you “dial” up an infusion rate (how fast you want the IV to run into the vein).  There is no pump involved, it runs in via gravity.  Tubing is good for 24 hours, so patients will receive one tubing per day.

There is a variety of tubing for the Cadd Solis infusion pump.  Some have different sized filters on them, some don’t have a filter at all.  The type of medication and the rate of infusion will determine which tubing we choose for your therapy.  Each tubing is good for 24 hours, so we will send you one per day.

These white end caps are used to keep the end of your tubing sterile while not in use.  All tubing is good for 24 hours, however, you may use it up to 6 times per day, so you should put these white end caps on the end of the tubing each time you are done infusing to keep it sterile until the next time you need to infuse that day.

Some medication comes in glass bottles. The pointed end of the  Vented Spike Adapter is inserted into the glass bottle and then your tubing is inserted into the other end of the spike adapter.  You then turn the bottle upside down and begin your infusion.