Alex Bolen, his son-in-law, had witnessed de la Renta’s experience receiving chemotherapy through a port-a-cath, which is placed under the skin on the right side of the chest and attached to a catheter. In the first collaboration of its kind, the luxury brand partnered with Care+Wear to honor the late designer, and last week debuted a line of French terry cloth hoodies for cancer patients.
Realizing existing patient solutions were only focused on function and not on how they look or make patients feel, the duo set out to change the status quo by creating positive patient experiences with clothing.
One type of improvement in coverage Americans can look forward to: the end of the dreaded exposed rear end, that hospital cliché created by back-tying gowns that has been immortalized.
The Care+Wear x Oscar de la Renta Chest Access Hoodie features a central line and two clinically compatible zippers to provide physicians with easier access to the treatment area without forcing the patient to fully undress.
The new gown from Care+Wear ties at the front like a robe. It's got color coded ties and a pocket for your phone. Maybe most importantly, it covers the butt without sacrificing bedpan access for the bedridden.
Not only do you look better, but you also clinically get access to a number of different issues.
Founders Chaitenya Razdan and Susan Jones wanted to improve the patient experience by making protective sleeves look less like a medical device and more like fashion, making these individuals feel less self-conscious and improving their quality of life without undermining their medical needs.
Care+Wear’s healthwear products fill a much-needed gap in helping patients to feel both safe and stylish while undergoing treatment. We are excited to work with a company at the vanguard of healthwear on providing an option for patients in the SU2C community.
Razdan and Jones recognized an opportunity to design something that could help all PICC-wearing patients. They collaborated with patients and healthcare professionals to create the PICC Line Cover, a soft, antimicrobial and easily-breathable cover for patients.
Care+Wear is a leading innovative healthwear company focused on creating positive healing experiences for patients everywhere.
We spoke with doctors and nurses and they were the ones who helped us to design the mesh window. Not only was the cover covering your picc line, the area could also get the air that it needed and it allows for visibility.
A company that offers stylish, comfortable, antimicrobial sleeves and port access clothing for patients with PICC (peripherally inserted central catheter) lines, commonly used for intravenously distributed chemotherapy and antibiotics.
1. Place the cover over medical dressing. Fit should be snug, mesh window should cover PICC site. The Care+Wear logo should be at the bottom of the cover once placed.
2. Remove daily to inspect PICC line site.
3. Wash regularly.
4. Contact your doctor immediately with any swelling, redness, pain, or fever.
Have a friend measure the circumference of your bicep where the PICC line will be or is already inserted.
Compare your measurement to the chart below. For best fit, use our sizing chart. When in doubt, go smaller - our covers are stretchy.
Please use the below graphic as a guideline for comparing measurements against the size chart provided for all Chest Access Clothing. Please keep in mind that these measurements were taken when laid flat.
Use the below hand graphic as a guide when measuring your hands for our Mobility Gloves.
Compare your measurement to the sizing chart below. Please note these measurements are taken from the glove product itself so we suggest leaving a tiny bit of wiggle room since these don't stretch much!
Small Measurements: 23.25 inches across the front chest when laid flat, 23.5 inches across bottom hem sweep, 47.5 inches in length from shoulder to bottom hem.
Medium Measurements: 24.75 inches across the front chest when laid flat, 25 inches across bottom hem sweep, 47.5 inches in length from shoulder to bottom hem.
Large Measurements: 26.25 inches across the front chest when laid flat, 26.5 inches across bottom hem sweep, 47.5 inches in length from shoulder to bottom hem.
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