- Is the HemoBand™ a tourniquet?
A. No. The HemoBand™ does go around the arm, but because of
the wide band and unless very excessive pressure is used, it does
not act as a tourniquet.
- How long do you leave the HemoBand™ in
A. Typically the HemoBand™ is left in place for five to ten
minutes, the typical time used for holding the needle site. It may
be left on for an additional five to ten minutes if needed. The arm
and hand must be checked to assure normal perfusion distal to the
HemoBand™. You should also check and make sure that the graft
is patent by documentation of a bruit in the graft.
- How long and how many HemoBand™ have been
A. The HemoBand™ has been in use for nearly ten years. During
that time close to a million applications have been utilized to control
bleeding after needle withdraws from hemodialysis.
- How secure is the HemoBand™ after it is
placed on the patient’s arm?
A. Most patients can have limited activity, including bathroom privileges
or moving to a more comfortable chair with observation.
- Does the HemoBand™ hurt the patient?
A. For the most part, the HemoBand™ is very comfortable for
the patient. Occasionally, a small fold of skin can get pinched. This
is easily corrected by readjusting the band.
- What is the best way to order HemoBand™?
A. Fax us your order using the fax number 503-617-1823. Most orders
are shipped within 24 hours of receipt and you will receive a fax
or email confirmation of your order shipment.
B. Please order HemoBands in multiples of the following quantities:
i. HB-NS: Non sterile: 24/bag and 360/case
ii. HB-1M: Sterile: 12 packs/bag: Note that there are two sterile
HemoBands in each sterile pack.
- What is the best way to contact HemoBand for
technical questions and order support?