Recycling Leftover Medical Supplies

September 16, 2016

Medical Supplies

So you have enough leftover medical supplies to start your own distribution center—Bags, IV poles, syringes, button packs, extension sets…and enough formula to turn your two-car garage into a onesie!  You can’t help but think, “This is such a waste! Surely someone could benefit from these supplies.” You are absolutely right! Let’s look at two excellent organization for donating supplies—The Oley Foundation, and Project C.U.R.E. The Oley Foundation The Oley Foundation’s mission statement is “…to connect families in need of enteral formula, pumps, tubing, and other supplies with families who have supplies to donate…” The folks at Oley have designed…Read More

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Back to School – Feeding Tube Planning

September 1, 2016

Tube Feeding

It’s September, and kids are back in school! For children with a feeding tube, there are some important and necessary steps to take to ensure that their feedings are accomplished at school.  Here are some of the steps to plan for: Obtain the needed documentation All school districts require a signed doctor’s order and dietitian’s note specifying the child’s tube feeding plan and needs.  If your child has an IEP (Individualized Education Plan), you would want to make sure any accommodations that need to be made around their feeding or tube care are specified in it. Train the teacher, school…Read More

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Caring for Enteral Supplies and Equipment

June 16, 2016

Washing Hands

Epic Medical Solutions is here to care for all of your family’s enteral nutrition needs. Please use the tips in this educational blog to make sure the tubie in your life receives optimal nutrition care. Enteral formula and the supplies required to support patients with feeding tubes must be properly cared for to maintain the nutritional quality of formula and to ensure feeding pumps operate at their peak performance. How to store nutritional formulas: Store formula in a cool, dry area with limited temperature fluctuations. Avoid exposing liquid formula to extended extreme temperatures (below 32 degrees and above 95 degrees)…Read More

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Spring Cleaning Tips for your Medicine Cabinet

March 18, 2016

spring cleaning

The weather is warming and spring is in the air.  When doing spring cleaning, don’t forget to look at your medications.  It’s a good time to look in your medicine cabinet and get rid of items that have expired or are no longer used. It can be easy to forget about a medication that you no longer need, or has been changed to an alternate therapy.  Spring cleaning can be a good reminder to check and see if any such items are in your home as it is important to dispose of them properly to help reduce harm from accidental…Read More

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