Home haemodialysis for deaf patients

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Home haemodialysis for deaf patients

Jane Doe
Hi all,

I thought I'd ask for your experiences, if any, on deaf patients on home haemodialysis. We have had an enquiry from one of our customers who are wanting to send a deaf patient home and wondering if there are any other Trusts out there who have done the same, and if so, how have you managed this?
I think their main concern is the patient missing alarms, so if you have successfully done this, what, if any, modifications or additions have you put in place?
Or just any suggestions you may have that could help would be really appreciated.

Many thanks in advance,

Jane Doherty - B. Braun  
Jane Doherty - B. Braun
Business Development Manager
Home HD & CRRT
jane.doherty@bbraun.com
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Re: Home haemodialysis for deaf patients

Chris Pearson
Hi Jane,
In the absence of any other replies,my mum is partially deaf and has a pad under her pillow in bed which is connected to her alarm clock,wouldn't have thought it would be too difficult for 1 of your engineers to rewire the plug into your machines audio alarm system especially if there is either a audio or visual alarm out on the back.
There a stand alone system here which might work if it was close enough to the buzzer or perhaps there is something similar which works on lower sound levels..
Also, if it's OK for a plug, a Redsense alarm would probably be a good idea too.

http://www.fireco.uk/products/deafgard/

http://www.healthandcare.co.uk/paging-systems/silent-alert-sa3000-hard-of-hearing-vibrating-pillow-pad.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI74DLupyZ2QIVjpTtCh1yNwfmEAQYBCABEgLrCfD_BwE
www.healthtec.co.uk
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Re: Home haemodialysis for deaf patients

Jane Doe
Many thanks for this Chris,

I will pass it on as sounds like it could be an option.

Jane :)
Jane Doherty - B. Braun
Business Development Manager
Home HD & CRRT
jane.doherty@bbraun.com
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Re: Home haemodialysis for deaf patients

Ian Wilde
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Hi Jane, I too have been looking into this.  There are a few products on the market for deaf people to enable them to be alerted to doorbells, intercoms and even baby monitors. These in turn like Chris says can be attached to a vibrating pad. Looking at it there are small pads and large ones that would go under an entire mattress. Attaching one of these repeater devices to near the speaker of the machine could work.
Have a look on Google for deaf doorbell repeaters,  baby monitors etc..
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Re: Home haemodialysis for deaf patients

Jane Doe
Thanks Ian,

Sorry for late response, but will pass this on.

Many thanks again.
Jane Doherty - B. Braun
Business Development Manager
Home HD & CRRT
jane.doherty@bbraun.com