Conditions + Treatments

Home Hydration In-Depth

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The Home Hydration program connects a portable IV pump, about the size and weight of hard cover book, to an IV catheter in the patient’s chest via a small, self-attachable tube. Once the tube is in place the pump injects fluid to the body from a concealed IV bag. Both pump and fluid bag are small and light enough to be carried in an unassuming backpack, letting the wearer receive hydration on the go. 

The Home Hydration Program allows patients to receive the hydration they need outside the hospital with a small and easy-to-use hydration kit that goes any where they can.

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