Learn More about the Different Types of IV Antibiotics

Learn More about the Different Types of IV Antibiotics

February 28, 2018 1 Comment

Many people have asked us about receiving antibiotics through an IV. We thought that this post would be helpful for our community and we wanted to help shed some light on IV antibiotics. Please feel free to email us with anything else that you would like to learn about. Why...

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What Is TPN and How Is It Administered?

What Is TPN and How Is It Administered?

February 28, 2018 6 Comments

What is TPN? Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN), also known as intravenous or IV nutrition feeding, is a method of getting nutrition into the body through the veins. In other words, it provides nutrients for patients who do not have a functioning GI tract or who have disorders requiring complete bowel...

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Diagnosed with Lymphoma at 22: Missy's Survivor Story

Diagnosed with Lymphoma at 22: Missy's Survivor Story

January 17, 2018

As you can imagine, there’s no way to ever be prepared to hear you have cancer; and even once you are diagnosed, there’s no way to be prepared for the physical and emotional road that lies ahead. Twenty-two years into my relatively healthy life – and I say relatively only...

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Traveling with Chronic Illness? Our Medical Expert shares this Quick Checklist

Traveling with Chronic Illness? Our Medical Expert shares this Quick Checklist

December 07, 2017 1 Comment

Getting ready for holiday travel? Care+Wear advisor, Dr. Greg Weingart, Emergency Medicine Physician and Assistant Professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School, shares his tips for how to best prepare for travel with a serious or chronic illness.  Bring a medical history list Before you leave home, be sure to have at...

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Getting Support for TPN Through The Oley Foundation

Getting Support for TPN Through The Oley Foundation

September 12, 2017

Receiving TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition), also known as intravenous or IV nutrition, can result in a big lifestyle change for patients. Every year, US patients receive TPN in approximately 360,000 hospital visits, with approximately 1/3 of those patients being children and newborns. TPN is administered to patients who have issues...

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Pro Racer AJ Jacobsen Didn't Let her PICC Slow Her Down, Here's Why

Pro Racer AJ Jacobsen Didn't Let her PICC Slow Her Down, Here's Why

August 21, 2017

Slowing down has never been an option for motorcycle road racer AJ Jacobsen. Prescribed a PICC Line following a serious accident, AJ shares how her Care+Wear PICC Line Cover helped her to get in and out of her motorcycle leather while in peak racing season. As a motorcycle road racer,...

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NURTURE: 7 Reasons to Love Your Port

NURTURE: 7 Reasons to Love Your Port

March 29, 2017

Hi, Care+Wear community! My name is Aurora, and I’m a board-certified critical care nurse practitioner at Boston’s top trauma center. You’re reading the first edition of NURTURE, a series of blog posts in which nurses give their firsthand advice. My first nurture post is "7 Reasons to Love Your Port". 1....

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PICC Lines: A Symbol of Healing

PICC Lines: A Symbol of Healing

February 02, 2017 1 Comment

Haley is a 23 year old Georgetown University graduate living in San Fransisco. She is currently being treated for Late-Stage Lyme disease, which she likely acquired at the Age of 11. Learn more about Hayley's complicated PICC Line journey below: I had two PICC lines over a period of 4 months,...

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Allie's Incredible Lyme Journey

Allie's Incredible Lyme Journey

January 10, 2017 1 Comment

Allie William's Lyme disease journey is nothing short of inspirational. She went from experiencing inexplicable symptoms and repeatedly being told that there was nothing wrong with her, to finally receiving a correct diagnosis: Lyme disease. Allie is now undergoing treatment using a PICC Line, and loves her Care + Wear violet...

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What is Vascular Access, Anyway?

What is Vascular Access, Anyway?

November 17, 2016

Recently, we had the chance to participate in the 2016 Association of Vascular Access Scientific Meeting (AVA). We always love getting to speak with the great nurses and doctors and as we spoke with some at AVA, we realized that members of our community may be interested in learning more...

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Living with a PICC Line - Shannon's story

Living with a PICC Line - Shannon's story

September 07, 2016

We recently had the chance to chat with Shannon and hear about her experience of living with a PICC line. We loved her enthusiasm and her feedback and thought that it may be helpful for others in our community to hear from her. Thank you Shannon for sharing your story! ...

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Realizing you have Lyme Disease: Caroline's story

Realizing you have Lyme Disease: Caroline's story

August 01, 2016

Recently, we had the chance to hear Caroline's story regarding realizing that she had Lyme Disease and needing to get a PICC line. Her ability to live her life with her PICC line is so inspiring and something we wanted to share with our community. She has a fascinating story...

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