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Old 07-23-2013, 10:43 AM
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Default Portable equipment for home visits

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I am helping set up an 1115 waiver program and would love to hear about any recommendations you can give me for what equipment you take for home visits as we will have mobile clinics in churches and senior centers.

Also, do you use their home scale for weights?

Any info you can give me on essential equipment for home visits is greatly appreciated!
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stethoscope, manual BP cuffs different sizes, own personal pulse ox ( can get on amazon for $35-$40 for a good one ), oral or tempanic thermometer, I would use my own scale for weights just for continuity & to be sure it is calibrated correctly ( but I've used pts own home scales too ). First aide supplies/ some wound care supplies, foley kits and irrigation trays/sets. ( this should be a good start )
IV supplies/lab draw if you are gonna do any of that stuff.
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Thank you Meli.

Did you carry just a regular bathroom scale or a medical grade one?

Did you do any point of care testing?
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I used a home one. I just made sure it was new so I could trust the accuracy .
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LOL For me I take the least amount of stuff I can there for I do not load my car down. I think Meli nailed it but of course in my job we have to think of adult incontinent wear, caloric supplements, mouth swabs etc
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