Personal Medical Devices
Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter
Learn how a peripherally inserted central catheter device is used to safely deliver long-term medications and draw blood samples.
Watch how regularly and safely cleaning your PICC line helps to keep your device working properly and prevent infection.
Watch how and when to safely change and throw away soiled dressings, and how to recognize signs of infection at the insertion site.
See how your healthcare provider will quickly and easily remove your PICC line when it is no longer needed.
If you're leaving the hospital with a PICC line, or peripherally inserted central catheter, it is important to know why you have the PICC line what questions to ask of your care provider and your role in maintaining it and avoiding infection. This video helps explains your PICC line care.
Implanted Access Port
Learn what you and your family members need to do and care for in order to keep your implanted access port working well and complication-free.
Watch how your implanted access port will be flushed to clean it on the inside in order to prevent infection and clotting.
Learn what a urinary catheter is and how it works to help empty your bladder when you can't do it on your own.
Learn about living a healthy life with your urinary catheter and taking the necessary steps to ensure it stays clean, healthy and infection free.
Learn that your catheter will be removed by your healthcare provider at the appropriate time and how to care for yourself after its removal.
During a hospital stay you may need to have a urinary catheter inserted into your bladder. However, that catheter can be a setup for a urinary-tract infection. Learn more about urinary catheter safety and simple steps you can take to protect yourself or a loved one.
Understand what a surgical drain is and what it does to help you avoid complications, including infections, after surgery.
Learn the proper method for emptying your surgical drain to ensure your recovery from surgery is comfortable and complication free.
Learn how to properly change your surgical dressings in order to prevent infection and keep your surgical drain healthy.
Understand the factors that go into consideration when your healthcare provider decides when to remove your surgical drain.
Central Venous Catheter for Hemodialysis
Learn about using a central venous catheter for hemodialysis to clean your blood, if you have kidney failure.
Learn the proper steps in which a trained healthcare provider will access your central venous catheter to deliver your hemodialysis treatment.
Understand the importance of properly changing the dressings covering your CVC, in order to prevent infection.
Learn helpful everyday tips to ensure your central venous catheter stays clean, infection free, and in good working order.
Understand the recovery process from a tracheostomy and the steps that will be taken to help you adjust to living with a trach.
Watch this video to learn how to properly clean the reusable inner cannula from your tracheostomy, and the steps to take to avoid infection.
Learn how to properly care for your tracheostomy stoma to ensure you are breathing comfortably and to prevent infection.
Learn what to expect when it comes time for your tracheostomy to be removed, allowing you to breathe through your nose and mouth again.
If you or a loved one is discharged from a hospital with a tracheotomy, knowing how to care for the stoma and tracheostomy, including tips to avoid infection as well as the signs of infection, is critical to maintaining your health. This video walks through simple steps of tracheotomy care.
Watch this clip to understand what an AV graft is and how it provides a strong access area to the bloodstream for hemodialysis treatments.
Watch this clip and understand the proper way in which your AV graft will be accessed by your healthcare provider for your hemodialysis session.
Watch this clip and learn how to properly care for your AV graft to ensure it is kept infection-free and in good working order.