The Eclipse® medicine device is an easy, safe, and portable way for you to infuse (give) intravenous (IV) medicines at home or away from the hospital. You use the Eclipse® device only one (1) time, and then throw it away.
The Eclipse® device is a balloon-shaped container with tubing attached. The balloon holds the medicine you will give. The tubing is also filled with medicine and is ready to connect to your child’s IV. You will see a small round filter built into the tubing as well as a clamp. How fast the Eclipse® gives the medicine depends on the size of the balloon and the amount of medicine it holds. The Eclipse® device safely gives the following amounts of medicine:
50 ml volume at 50mL/hr = one (1) hour infusion
100 ml volume at 50m/hr = 2 hour infusion
100 ml volume at 100mL/hr = 1 hour infusion
100 ml volume at 200ml/hr = 30 minute infusion
250 ml volume at 250 ml/hr = one (1) hour infusion
250 ml volume at 175 ml/hr = 1 ½ hour infusion
Receiving the medicine
Sometimes the St. Jude Pharmacy will provide your child’s Eclipse® medicines, and you can pick them up at the pharmacy window. At other times, a home infusion company will deliver the medicines to where you are staying. Always check with your pharmacist or nurse so you will know who is providing the medicine.
You will receive your child’s medicine already in the Eclipse® device. The balloon-shaped container will be puffed up, because it is filled with your child’s medicine.
Where you store the Eclipse® device before your child needs medicine depends on the type of medicine your child receives. You need to store some medicines in the refrigerator. Other medicines need to be stored in a dry place and not in the refrigerator.
1. ___________________________________ is to be stored in ______________________________.
2. ___________________________________ is to be stored in ______________________________.
Let the Eclipse® device warm to room temperature before you start giving your child the medicine. You can take the Eclipse® device out of the refrigerator about 30 minutes before giving it to your child. Do not warm the Eclipse® device by placing it in the sun, oven, microwave, or any other heat source. Do not use the Eclipse® device while bathing, showering, or swimming.
1.____________________________________ is to be given _____ times a day at:
_____ a.m./p.m. _____ a.m./p.m. _____ a.m./p.m. _____ a.m./p.m. and will infuse for _______ min./hours.
2.___________________________________ is to be given _____ times a day at:
_____ a.m./p.m. _____ a.m./p.m. _____ a.m./p.m. _____ a.m./p.m. and will infuse for ________min./hours.
Preparing to use the Eclipse® device
- Clean your work area with an alcohol prep pad. Then, gather these supplies and place them on your work area:
- Eclipse® device
- 2 syringes of sterile sodium chloride (saline for IV use)
- 1 syringe of heparin 10 units/ml for IV use
- 1 disinfectant cap
- 3 alcohol prep pads
- X-span® mesh for use as a onesie or T-shirt
- Clean your hands with soap and water and dry well, or use an alcohol-based liquid or foam hand cleaner. (For guidelines, see “Do you know… Clean hands.”)
- Before each dose, check the Eclipse® device:
- For your child’s name;
- For the name of medicine ordered by the doctor;
- For the expiration date; and
- To make sure the liquid in the tubing is clear – not cloudy, discolored, or specked.
- Do not use the Eclipse® if you think the balloon or tubing is leaking or damaged.
Starting the infusion
- Clean your hands again with soap and water or an alcohol-based liquid or foam hand cleaner.
- Put your child in a safe place where you can easily reach the central line and the Eclipse® device.
- Take off mesh T-shirt and untape the central line as needed. On your child’s line, remove the disinfectant cap from the Clave®.
- Remove one (1) saline syringe from the package.
- Clean the Clave® with an alcohol prep pad for 8 seconds on top and 8 seconds around the sides and in the grooves. Let it dry for 15 seconds. Do not blow on the Clave®. After the Clave® is clean, do not lay it down.
- Hold the syringe and the central line in the same hand. Unscrew the syringe cap with the other hand.
- Attach the saline syringe to the Clave®. Unclamp the central line, and flush with saline. Reclamp the line. Then, remove the syringe.
- Wipe the Clave® with an alcohol pad, and connect the Eclipse® tubing to the cleaned Clave®.
- Unclamp the Eclipse® tubing and unclamp the central line to start giving your child the medicine. The medicine will start going into your child’s line as soon as the clamp on the Eclipse® device and the clamp on your child’s line are opened.
- Place the Eclipse® device in a carrying pouch or your child’s pocket. If your child will not be moving around a lot, leave it beside him while the medicine goes into the line.
- The Eclipse® device is finished giving medicine when the balloon is empty and flat.
Ending the infusion
- Clean your hands again.
- Close the clamp on the Eclipse® device.
- Clamp your child’s central line.
- Remove the other saline syringe from the package.
- Remove heparin 10 units/ml syringe from the package.
- Open disinfectant cap package, but leave the cap inside.
- Remove the Eclipse® tubing from the Clave® of your child’s line. Clean the Clave® with an alcohol prep pad for 8 seconds on top and 8 seconds around the sides and in the grooves. Let it dry for 15 seconds.
- Follow these steps to flush the line with saline:
- Hold your child’s line and the saline syringe in the same hand. With the other hand, unscrew the cap from the saline syringe.
- Attach the syringe to the Clave®. Unclamp the line. Flush the line with saline.
- Clamp the line. Remove the saline syringe.
- Follow these steps to flush the line with heparin:
- Hold your child’s line and the heparin syringe in the same hand. Unscrew the capped needle from the heparin syringe.
- Attach the syringe to the Clave®. Unclamp your child’s line, and flush the line with most of the heparin. When the plunger reaches the 1ml mark on the syringe, close the clamp while you push in the rest. This helps keep the line open and free from blood.
- Close the clamp and attach the disinfectant cap to the Clave®. You may now lay down the line.
- Loop the line, and put on mesh T-shirt.
- Place needles in a patient sharps container. (For guidelines, see “Do you know… Throwing away sharp objects safely.”) Throw away the used Eclipse® device and other supplies in your regular trash.
- Clean your hands again.
To learn more about using the Eclipse® medicine device, talk to your child’s doctor, pharmacist, or nurse. If you are inside the hospital, dial 0. In the local area, call 595-3300. If you are outside the Memphis area, dial toll-free 1-866-2STJUDE (1-866-278-5833), and press 0 when the call connects.
This document is not intended to take the place of the care and attention of your personal physician or other professional medical services. Our aim is to promote active participation in your care and treatment by providing information and education. Questions about individual health concerns or specific treatment options should be discussed with your physician.
St. Jude complies with health care-related federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.
ATTENTION: If you speak another language, assistance services, free of charge, are available to you. Call 1-866-278-5833 (TTY: 1-901-595-1040).
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