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« Reply #150 on: December 04, 2014, 09:08:44 AM »

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Would love to be able to get one of those for my husband someday.
Google "walmart overbed table" - you will see numerous choices.
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« Reply #151 on: July 30, 2015, 04:08:59 AM »

I thought I'd post some pics of the set up I have sorted for Alan.  I think I have made it really comfortable and practical for him.
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« Reply #152 on: July 30, 2015, 05:59:11 AM »

Thank you for these pictures, LisaBart,
The set-up looks very neat, very cleverly thought-out and your pictures are very much appreciated.
Please tell me about Alan's home-dialysis: is it peritoneal or hemo?
Thanks again from Kristina. :grouphug;
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« Reply #153 on: July 31, 2015, 02:59:30 AM »

Hemo Kristina.  Got the bed as he may eventually do overnight....but right now is doing every second day, or night, whichever works around me actually as sometimes I need to work at our salon...never know when I may have to go in when staff let me down....like the last week!  :stressed;
I had the carpet pulled up and industrial vinyl laid on the floor, so any spills can be cleaned easily.  This room had been my office....
we had a pull cord put through the ceiling to switch light on/off above bed and as it's winter here right now it's a cosy room off the lounge with the wood heater close by. Am pretty pleased with how it turned out.
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« Reply #154 on: July 31, 2015, 08:02:40 PM »

Bravo! Thanks for sharing the pics. Sharing ideas helps all of us. Your "clinic" looks very well organized. I am a firm believer in being organized because it saves time and effort. And in some cases, one's sanity.
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« Reply #155 on: August 01, 2015, 10:51:29 AM »

We have carpet in our treatment room....we placed three horse barn pads down to sit machine (from Tractor Supply), chair (Lay Z boy deluxe model in leather), supply container for disposables,  and rolling caregiver stool like they use in center. Works great. Its heavy black rubber but no issues with spilled solution on carpets. Its important to get everything within close reach to make it go easier and faster.
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« Reply #156 on: October 04, 2015, 11:47:00 AM »

Updated pics of the new AK96..  You can view these without a Facebook account, this is a public link:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.116067695150.201672.778645150&type=1&l=02a3b3a45b

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« Reply #157 on: March 03, 2016, 05:07:55 PM »

LisaBart,
 
Nice looking setup that you have.
Question about the roller drawer cabinet. Is that a "mechanic's" tool cabinet? Looks like one. That is a great idea.
Please confirm,
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« Reply #158 on: March 09, 2016, 08:33:13 PM »

FINALLY, figured out how to get pictures off my phone.  I did it once before, but it's been a couple of years, at least.  Now that I've figured it out again I feel pretty stupid, again, as it is actually quite easy.  D'oh moment!  I just need to remember, when Windows makes that noise when i PLUG IN THE PHONE, TO OPEN THE PHONE AND PUSH THE ok bUTTON.   Damn capslock button!

So, finally, here is a picture of my Cycler at Home, sitting on my fishtank table/stand. Top covered with aluminum foil that I can sterilze easily as I doubt if anyone can sterilize plywood easily.  Lower shelf has boxes of supplies.  IV pole on the left side, and you can almost see into the hallway the first of many stacks of PD solutions in boxes.

Next time maybe I should turn on a couple of lights, or try midday when it is lighter.

Oh, and you can barely make out my drain bucket that I've forgotten to empty THREE TIMES, so far, sitting at the base of the IV pole.  I could run a drain hose to the bathroom, but with my luck I or the Wife, or Dog, or Cat, would trip over it during the night.





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« Reply #159 on: March 10, 2016, 09:14:07 PM »

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So, finally, here is a picture of my Cycler at Home, sitting on my fishtank table/stand. Top covered with aluminum foil that I can sterilze easily as I doubt if anyone can sterilize plywood easily.



Thanks for sharing your setup, Charlie B53! I am still using a wooden TV tray table for my husband's setup. I bought a roll of clear stick on contact paper and cut it to the size of the tray table. It makes for a good wipeable surface and is easy to replace when needed. If it ain't broke, don't fix it so if your aluminum foil is working good, then great. Just thought I'd share my idea here.






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« Reply #160 on: March 11, 2016, 09:30:43 PM »


LOL

Because I'm a 'Guy',  I wouldn't have thought of either shelf paper or drawer liner.

I will definitely be looking for next time, as even the heavy gauge foil is very easy to get a hole in it, and that defeats to whole purpose of the cover.
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« Reply #161 on: July 16, 2017, 08:29:01 AM »

I notice most pics are from 2006   Getting ready for Home APD and would love some input with pics on set-ups.  I've done ours in my head and physically rearranging right now for a Friday home PD start up.  Prior one year for Russ on In-center Hemo.  Switching to get away from inefficient and unfriendly center in Fl as snow birds.  Also to keep consistent and have some daytime free.  2 older dogs in home. Any current  input appreciated THX
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« Reply #162 on: July 16, 2017, 11:25:47 AM »

I don't have a way of getting a picture of my set up, but I can describe it.  I keep my cycler in my bedroom on a cart which I got from Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/TRINITY-EcoStorage-3-Tier-Chrome-Cart/dp/B008ALBHWQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1500228827&sr=8-1&keywords=TRINITY+EcoStorage+3-Tier+NSF+Chrome+Cart )

I keep the cycler on the top shelf along with space for one of the big fluid bags.  The other bag sits on the cycler itself and a third bag sits on the shelf below the cycer.. To the right of the bag on the top shelf is a basket that contains hand cleaner and Alcavis and towelletes for cleaning the cycler and and shelf.

On the 2 bottom shelves I have various office storage container with drawers for stuff like sterile gauze, tape, syringes and heparin, minicaps, etc. and a container for patient line and drain line extensions.  I have a big bag (with handles) that hangs on the posts on one side of the cart and that bag contains disposable cassette sets.

There are additional outposts throughout the house where I have various supplies stored.

Although I set up my cycler in my bedroom I actually do the final patient line hookup in my bathroom.  I set it up this way because i, too, have an elderly dog and she is often on my bed when I set up the cycler.  I know she's not supposed to be there breathing on everything but I draw the line in kicking her out of the room.  And I figure she and I pretty much share a microbiome after 13+ years of living together.
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« Reply #163 on: July 22, 2017, 08:00:17 AM »

Thanks for input - Last night was first at home.  We found a Kitchen Island on Wayfair with 3 drawers, 2 shelves and wheels. I've set it up in Dining Room which is central to bath, bedroom, and computer desk.  Our PD nurse visited yesterday and thinks we have a good set up.  Used a gate for awake dog during hook up. Left asleep dog laying which nurse said after observing them yesterday should work.  After a few more days if it works well I'll put a picture on. 
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« Reply #164 on: July 22, 2017, 01:14:00 PM »

I find one of these works great for needles, alcohol wipes, tubes, etc:

https://www.amazon.com/Seville-Classics-10-Drawer-Organizer-Pearlized/dp/B00OM52MX2/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1500754368&sr=8-3&keywords=supply+cart



And one of these for canulation setup and for the laptop to while away the time while I dialyze:

https://www.amazon.com/Medline-Overbed-Table-Composite-Top/dp/B000BJGHPM/ref=sr_1_11_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1500754468&sr=8-11&keywords=overbed+table

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« Reply #165 on: April 05, 2018, 07:25:01 PM »

Getting good at PD to me meant that: It would not take over the whole house; that we would not make goofs because we were disorganized; and that my hubby would not feel overwhelmed. I figured itís hard enough to have a permanent body hole to deal with.
I really like the way we got it arranged, and so do our PD nurses (they took pictures to share with other patients). We found some non-medical items that helped and I wanted to share these ideas here:

1.   The tables are actually a set of tables made for camping called the Coleman 4-in-1 Table http://a.co/aM7HPPY. We really like this part of the set up because the tables are nice and narrow, letting us set up right in the entrance hallway and yet not be in the way (being here puts the machine about halfway between the bathroom and the bed). The table legs are adjustable, so we were able to get the height just right. Itís made of aluminum so itís easy to keep clean and spills donít hurt it.
2.   Under the left table is where we store a little trash can (for the small bits of plastic, paper and cotton trash) as well as the scale. Easy to pull out when needed and then slide back out of the way when done.
3.   Under the table is a catís litter box (size Large) made by Petmate http://a.co/08wSl2u.  I bought this to put the drain bag in because we had a couple of mornings where we woke to find a wet, sticky floor from a small leak. This litter box is lightweight yet strong enough to let us more easily carry the drain bag to the bathroom. Itís big enough that the drain bag isnít cramped, yet itís short enough to fit under the table.
4.   On the left table is an 18Ēx24Ē aluminum cookie sheet http://a.co/8Zbuc1l. I got this because it has a lip so the bits and bobs donít accidentally get brushed to the floor while hooking up. And being metal, itís easy to keep clean, too.
5.   Sitting on the left side of the table are two containers meant for arts Ďn crafts called the Artbin Super Semi-Satchel http://a.co/7kY0v0W, but we use them to store the small consumables so my hubby only has to carry the bags of liquid, cassette and drain bag to the station each day. These containers have dividers in them to help keep things organized. We have two: One for the daily hookup (I labeled it ďTable KitĒ, and one for dressing his exit site (I labeled it ďBath KitĒ). These are handy also when we travel because their lids snap securely in place and their handles are, well, handy!
6.   Behind the wall, out of sight most of the time, is a little refrigerator & microwave that we set up so that he has access to snacks in the night when he canít sleep. I think that goes a long way toward feeling less trapped by the tether.
7.   The main storage and trash are in a nearby bedroom, out of the way. The large trash (all the plastic jazz) goes into a laundry hamper that has a handle and two wheels because this stuff becomes heavy by the end of the week. I got the hamper because it was larger than kitchen trash containers and the plastic fit inside more easily. Unfortunately, the 35-gallon trash bags that work well donít quite fold over the hamperís larger lip Ė that bit could be better.
8.    My hubby makes sure to Ďbreak downí the cardboard boxes daily so that they donít take up a bunch of room and then all this goes out on trash/recycle day Ė nowhere near as big a deal as it was when we first started.
Anyway, just bragging I reckon. I hope there are a few ideas there that someone may find useful.

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« Reply #166 on: April 08, 2018, 12:51:21 AM »

Recently updated to my latest machine and setup..

http://Https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.116067695150.201672.778645150&type=1&l=02a3b3a45b


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