I did not take it off for the whole time I had the drains. We showered, lounged, walked and slept together. It was so easy to wash in the shower, allowing me to also wash the drains. It was a great gift and blessing at a very difficult time. Thank you so much!
I recently used the carrier for my breast operation and it was very helpful throughout the process following surgery. It was easy to keep on and use, especially with multiple drains. I especially like how it dried quickly after showering and I would definitely recommend it to other patients. Thank you for the design and the use of this great product.
(I) have had numerous drains, and yes, was told to use safety pins, and yes, there's no place to pin them when you shower! Painful tugging? Absolutely! This is a fantastic idea, wish I'd had one 11 years ago!
When the drains get full they get heavy, so putting them inside the carrier is really nice. Being able to change clothes without the drains dangling then re-pinning them to the clothes I am changing into is so awesome. Anyone with a medical drain should have one of these!
The name originates from locally-based porters who carry heavy critical gear up Africa's world famous Mt. Kilimanjaro. These Kili porters are known for being extremely safe and reliable carriers of life-saving supplies for climbers.
Creator - Cinde Dolphin
Cinde is a four-time cancer survivor, including three different breast cancer diagnoses.
A recent surgery left her with four Jackson Pratt drains attached. And though the nursing staff provided safety pins to manage the drains, she chose to wear a restaurant server's apron.
The attending medical team pronounced the apron a much better system, allowing them easy access to drains during the first critical days. They strongly encouraged her to develop a similar system for other medical drain patients.
KILI Medical Drain Carriers are in the field now, adopted as part of post-op protocol by these prestigious hospitals: UC Davis Medical Center; University of Chicago Medical Center; St. Anthony Hospital, Denver; Sutter Health hospitals, and Dignity Health hospitals.
Our number one priority is the patient. A post-surgical drain becomes part of a person's anatomy for days after the surgical procedure. It's critical we develop a management tool that fits the needs of most post-op patients.
Design a device to effectively suspend and organize drains -- that will also allow patients to bathe and become mobile as soon as possible.
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Patients often discover incisions with tubes attached to drains. Most medical teams only offer safety pins to suspend and manage drains. The KILI Medical
Drain Carrier suspends drains painlessly, allows bathing, improves mobility and accelerates recovery.
"A great innovation and an ideal way to address the distress of managing post surgical drains." ~ Dr. Ernie Bodai, Director, Breast Cancer Survivorship Institute & originator of the USPS Breast Cancer Stamp