Tip stop bandage


#1

Has anyone used a special bandage called a Tip Stop to stop the bleeding
after the needles are taken out of the fisula. A nurse told me about them and I am unable to find them on line…

If anyone has heard of them can you tell me the manufacturer and
where they can purchased

thanks
alan


#2

I used something similar called SureSeal when I was in-centre for over 2 years, until I started training for home hemo. It’s a “compression dressing”, which expands to seal the needle hole better.

SureSeal:
http://www.cenmed.com/productDetail.asp?productid=16046&catID=&category=790&mainCat=CSC&cat=

TipStop:
http://www.usa-gambro.com/upload/TipStop%20Spec%20Sheet.pdf

The nurses who trained me don’t use them for home hemo because it’s hard to put them on right when you’re doing it yourself with one hand. I guess where there’s a will, there’s a way, but I find it easier to just use gauze and tape.

Pierre


#3

I’ve used Tip Stop before, its very very good! It must be enpensive…


#4

hello all, where we are in training for home dialysis the nurse’s dont like to use the tip stops, mainly due to cost, here they are around $3.00 each. i think i would prefer to use just normal gauze, which we do now. if it works for you then your lucky.


#5

I use gauze and tape too. I dont see it necessary to use some expensive bandaid unless you really bleed like anything. I used to use the gambro bandaids but they give me a bad rash.


#6

My 88 year old Father is on dialysis.He had trouble with excessive bleeding after needle removal. It was so hard for him to put pressure on the exit site for a long peroid of time…
Then I heard about “Hemo pads”, they’re made out of seaweeds, and work great!!! They’re very inexpensive too! You can even cut them in half to save money… Just thought I would pass this along. I feel that all clinic should provide
the Hemo Pads,saves time for the patient and the staff…[/i][/b]


#7

I found them on ebay and online made by Gambro and baxter