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« on: February 10, 2009, 07:57:59 PM »

IF you need an inexpensive portable/collapsible IV Stand to use for doing PD, I have a great suggestion ...I am a photographer and I took one of my lighting stands ( that I use for studio flash units)  and then removed the very top of my regular IV Stand, the section with the 2 hooks where the bags hang...I took that off of my regular IV stand and then placed it on the top of one of my photography lighting stands...and it fit on top nearly perfectly........A Basic collapsible lighting stand can be purchased for about $ 22 ...from companies like Adorama or B&H photo....here is a link if you wanna take a look


http://www.adorama.com/JTLS600.html

The portable IV Stand from "Stickman" is basically this set up...but that package costs $ 150
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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2009, 05:51:49 AM »

I also just bought an inexpensive collaspible IV pole for travel.  I mainly use my cycler even when traveling but we're driving to FL in early May and will spend at least one night on the road.  My husband doesn't want to bother with setting up my machine for one night so I'll be doing CAPD for the two days to get there.  In the past I've tried to get by using a large "S" hook which I would put over the shower curtain rod in the bathroom but I've gotten tired of doing that.  I find it uncomfortable to have to sit in the bathroom while draining and filling and I'd rather be able to sit out on the bed or in a chair.  I did a google search and came up with these "Pitch It" IV poles.  I got the floor mounted one for $32.00 which I thought was pretty reasonable after checking out the Stickman model.  I haven't used it yet but in looking at it, I might have to use some sort of hook to hang the fluid bag from or I might check out djgaryb11's suggestion and see if the top of my home IV pole might work. 

Here's a link to the Sharps Pitch It poles:  http://sharpsinc.com/pitchit.htm

Download the printable catalog sheet which is a small PDF file to get the full details.  I bought the middle one which is the regular Pitch It model, not the Jr. or Sr.

 
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2009, 03:13:38 PM »

Whenever I'm traveling, that's the first thing I look for - where am I gonna hang my PD bag.  I bought a large "S" hook at a hardware store and now I can hang the bag on pretty much anything.
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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2009, 01:28:09 AM »



I have used a "S" hook or a coat hanger.   :P  Take a picture off the wall and use the hook in the wall to anchor the "s" hook. Easy.
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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2009, 07:24:13 PM »

I also just bought an inexpensive collaspible IV pole for travel.  I mainly use my cycler even when traveling but we're driving to FL in early May and will spend at least one night on the road.  My husband doesn't want to bother with setting up my machine for one night so I'll be doing CAPD for the two days to get there.  In the past I've tried to get by using a large "S" hook which I would put over the shower curtain rod in the bathroom but I've gotten tired of doing that.  I find it uncomfortable to have to sit in the bathroom while draining and filling and I'd rather be able to sit out on the bed or in a chair.  I did a google search and came up with these "Pitch It" IV poles.  I got the floor mounted one for $32.00 which I thought was pretty reasonable after checking out the Stickman model.  I haven't used it yet but in looking at it, I might have to use some sort of hook to hang the fluid bag from or I might check out djgaryb11's suggestion and see if the top of my home IV pole might work. 

Here's a link to the Sharps Pitch It poles:  http://sharpsinc.com/pitchit.htm

Download the printable catalog sheet which is a small PDF file to get the full details.  I bought the middle one which is the regular Pitch It model, not the Jr. or Sr.

 

I also used one of these, and it's really good. Very light weight and folds down very small for travel. I had only one problem with it, though. It's so lightweight that if I moved around while the bag was hung, the bag would move around and sometimes try to topple the pole if I didn't hold on tight.

MiSSis, I don't think the hook at the top of the pole comes out, so you wouldn't have any way of attaching the one from your home pole to it.

Just my  :twocents;
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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2012, 07:55:48 PM »

I have used bungee cords wrapped around show curtain rods or closet rods in hotel rooms.
With the hooks facing opposite directions, the bag is securely held.  You can move a chair close to the closet to sit and watch tv while doing the manual exchange if you didn't want to do it in the bathroom.

Lacking any rods, I have used the dollarstore over-the-door plastic clothes hooks to hang the bungee cord from.
I imagine you could use the bungee cord on a tree limb if you were out camping and doing PD.

And they're cheaper and more portable than a collapsible metal IV pole.
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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2012, 08:44:26 PM »

We used a wire coat hanger from the grid of the drop ceiling in my brothers room when staying at my parents. If you have a coat hanger or a closet/armoir with a pole you can get pretty creative. I like the over the door idea... Illmkerp that in the back of my mind for the future should we ever have tobgondown dialysis road again.
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« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2012, 05:22:38 AM »

We use an S hook, hang it here, hang it there,
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« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2012, 09:41:11 AM »

I used to use one of those locking suction hooks (the. Ones where you pull the hook up after sticking the suction part to the surface) and stick it to any smooth shiny surface that was at the correct height.  Cheap, very portable and you can hang it at the height that you want.  There was always a mirror, window or picture that I could stick it to.
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« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2012, 10:51:27 AM »

I have used the dollarstore over-the-door plastic clothes hooks...
That's what I use when manual PD is necessary and it works great almost anywhere. I don't even use a pole at home.

 
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« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2012, 01:08:29 PM »

IF you need an inexpensive portable/collapsible IV Stand to use for doing PD, I have a great suggestion ...I am a photographer and I took one of my lighting stands ( that I use for studio flash units)  and then removed the very top of my regular IV Stand, the section with the 2 hooks where the bags hang...I took that off of my regular IV stand and then placed it on the top of one of my photography lighting stands...and it fit on top nearly perfectly........A Basic collapsible lighting stand can be purchased for about $ 22 ...from companies like Adorama or B&H photo....here is a link if you wanna take a look


http://www.adorama.com/JTLS600.html

The portable IV Stand from "Stickman" is basically this set up...but that package costs $ 150

I bought one of those collapsible IV poles from Stickman, it is not cheap but it did work well, as I took it on our Alaskan Cruise in 2010.  It didn't take long for the product to arrive either, good customer service, speedy shipping.

As someone mentioned, I also bought one of those 'As Seen on TV' suction cup hook things.  It worked well too, and it was cheap, but the surface you attach it too has to be super smooth, and if you use the glass on a picture frame it has to be sturdy.  I bought a set when we went to visit my wife's sister in another city, at the hotel we stayed I used the suction hook on a picture they had hanging.  No problems until we left the hotel, I forgot to take the hook down !  :rofl; :rofl; :rofl;
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« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2012, 09:34:24 AM »

I just use a couple S hooks I made from coat hanger.  I also have a couple shoe lasses that I can use to extend the length or adjust the height if needed.  I've use tree branches, pictures in hotel rooms, curtain rods, almost anything that I could hook over or tie a shoe lass to.  Grumpy
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« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2012, 07:04:23 PM »

I've use tree branches, pictures in hotel rooms, curtain rods, almost anything that I could hook over or tie a shoe lass to.

I've found that most hotel bedside lamps are so heavily weighted at the bottom that I can clip the whole bag over the top of the lampshade with a little carabiner.
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