Dave's Story

Patient using HIgH-Flo Subcutaneous Safety Needle Sets™

I’ve discovered the best!

“I’ve never recommended another product more to fellow PIDD patients than I recommend RMS HIgh-Flo subcutaneous needle sets. The speed of flow these needles allow my highly viscous medication to enter my body is truly amazing! I’ve never had any other subcutaneous needles enter my skin so smoothly and painlessly, and also exit with so much ease. The comfort of RMS HIgH-Flo needles is unparalleled, and I’ve tried them all! The combination of the short length of the the tubing, in addition to the HIgH-Flo butterfly wings, allows me to secure the needles to give me the freedom of doing household chores or other activities during my infusions (with multiple needle sights) without being burdened by excess tubing or the fear that the needles are going to come out. These needles have been a game changer for my therapy. I’m no longer searching for a better needle set because I’ve discovered the best! Thanks RMS!”

– Dave K.

Joanna's Story

Patient using FREEDOM60®

HigH-Flo was the easiest switch ever

“Wednesday is my FREEDOM60® infusion day. When I switched to HIgH-Flo Subcutaneous Safety Needles™ I noticed better looking infusion sites on Thursday! HIgH-Flo doesn’t hurt going in or on removal – and cut 15 minutes off my infusion time. They come with authentic 3M Tegaderm™ so it doesn’t irritate my skin the way other dressings can. I use only Precision Flow Rate Tubing™. By adding HIgH-Flo needles, I’m able to achieve the best infusion from my FREEDOM60® pump. Changing to HIgH-Flo was the easiest switch ever!

– Joanna T.

Nancy's Story

Patient using FREEDOM60®

I Love my FREEDOM60 Pump!

“I wanted to write and tell you that I still love my FREEDOM60® pump – after all these years!

I met you at a meeting where you showed your pump, and for me it was the answer! Simple and easy to use. No complications. No batteries, no settings. I just wind up, push the button, and I’m good to go!

Sub Q has been such an amazing and wonderful avenue for me! I was IVIG for 8.5 years – my life changed! It was a difficult decision to make the jump to being totally responsible for my treatment – but an exciting one as well! I knew I could do it because I was determined. I wanted to have control, and I wanted to live my life more freely.

In January ’07, I spent a month in Kenya, Africa working at an AIDS orphanage, touring schools and homes for street kids, going on two amazing safaris, fulfilling a life long dream – this trip! Because of my immune deficiency I was not really encourged to go, but my wonderful new doctor was different. He gave me things to be careful of, suggestions he thought important and said “Go for it!” Well, I packed up all my supplies, my Gamma, and my “trusty FREEDOM60 pump” – and off I went! No problems with X-ray machines – customs – nothing! From Palm Springs to England to Nairobi and back, all went great. The pump was so simple that this was its real plus on this trip. I never had to worry about batteries or if I had set it in correctly – it was already ready to perform!

Please don’t ever stop making this wonderful little machine!”

Thank you, Nancy H.

Barry's Story

Care Provider using RES-Q-VAC®

RES-Q-VAC came through when the power when out

“We lost power in the hospital and nurses started yelling, “we need suction!” People were worried. ICU wanted something used in the rehab unit. There was 1 trach patient and 8 ventilator patients. There were no lights, no electricity, electric units were burnt – generators failed and people fell apart. Strange things were happening, like moving patients to areas of light (hallway). Only one of the generators was working, which powered one elevator and the only light, in the OR, which was where patients were being moved to.

Luckily, there was 1 RES-Q-VAC in the ICU, 1 on 3rd floor, and 1 on 6th floor in the OR where patients were. They worked very well and got us through the night. The RES-Q-VAC was one of the most important pieces of equipment of the moment. I was a very popular guy”

– Barry S.

Donna's Story

Care Provider using RES-Q-VAC®

The portability of RES-Q-VAC

“The RES-Q-VAC allows our patients to move around the hospital and get outside to the garden without having to take haul the hospital room with them.”

Battery powered suction units are somewhat more costly and you have the weight. Additionally, if these units are not plugged in, they become useless on transport because the battery is not charged. The batteries also run out of power/use and have to be replaced. There is nothing more irritating than to grab a portable suction battery powered unit that is either not charged or the battery is bad, which is an additional expense. Usually these kinds come with feeding pumps, and/or ventilators, and/or med pumps, oxygen, and an airway bag.

Having one less, more portable unit that can provide suction aids in the transportability of the patient. We can place the RES-Q-VACs in the emergency airway bag along with a ballard and some saline for rinsing the unit and we are good to go.”

– Donna W.

Ted's Story

Patient using FREEDOM60®

A major step forward in managing the disease

“When diagnosed with Primary Immunodeficiency Disease, I was cautiously relieved that I finally knew what was wrong. At the same time, I learned that I would be sticking myself with needles for the rest of my life. I quickly found out that dull needles hurt – and all too frequently. This is the biggest hurdle that so many SCIg patients face. Anything that makes it easier to overcome the anxiety and fear of needles is a gift.

As I first tried HIgH-Flo™ needles, I immediately noticed an enormous difference – and what I “didn’t” feel… there was no pain when I put the needles in! Unlike the needles I had been using, each HIgH-Flo™ needle was sharp. I didn’t worry whether the next needle would hurt. The thinner 26 gauge needles go in so smoothly – it’s like a hot knife through butter. There was also less irritation to my infusion sites. Because the flow rate is comparable to wider 24 gauge needles, my infusion time went from 35 to 20 minutes. The higher-quality Tegaderm™ dressing that you provide speaks to the way you care about your customers – a pleasant surprise.

When I went from IV infusions to SCIg with my FREEDOM60® pump, it was a life changing procedure – a major step forward in managing the disease. HIgH-Flo™ needles are another major step. This is good news that I will surely be sharing with other PIDD patients and my healthcare providers.”

– Ted S.

Andrea's Story

Care Provider using HIgH-Flo Subcutaneous Safety Needle Sets™

What a difference HIgH-Flo needles make

“I just wanted to update you on my daughter and the other patient that we have switched to the RMS needles for Hizentra. Wow! What a difference. My daughter Morgan has gone from not moving at all during her infusion to checking out the fridge for snacks to take back upstairs while she’s infusing! The dry stick method is very successful as well.

We have another patient who is a young woman who is multiply handicapped we have had on service for 10 years. She is wheelchair bound and vocal but not verbal. Her mom contacted me the day after we changed the needles and said that it is the first time in 5 years that K has not cried her entire infusion!

I think the product is fantastic and has made a huge difference for me personally and for patients I consider my family. Thank you again.”

– Andrea O.

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