I recently met with a woman who is pursuing transplant at my center. She does CCPD and wants to return to work but it requires a lot of travel. She is a sales rep and does overnights. She is feeling stymied and I offered to reach out. I haven’t worked in a dialysis clinic for a LONG time but don’t remember these challenges.
She didn’t get a definitive answer but when she talked to the Baxter team, they told her that they couldn’t ship supplies for a 3 night trip for fun so she believes they would not ship for overnight trips.
Is there a minimum length of trip before supplies can be shipped?
She has a umbilical hernia that was repaired once but quickly failed. She was told that she cannot lift heavy objects which would include her cycler and dialysate.
Are there ways to access a “loaner” cycler so she doesn’t have to lug that around?
She is able to walk airports independently, but would need help with the cycler and bag of dialysate.
What is the best way to manage that?
Is there a way to ensure that airline staff to help her load/unload those items from the overhead bin?
I will also direct her to this resource. She is so discouraged.