i-Port Advance injection port lets you take your medication without having to puncture your skin for each shot. It’s easy to apply and easy to use. The port can be worn for up to three days and during all normal activities, including exercising, sleeping, and bathing.
i-Port Advance injection port is easy to apply. It includes a built-in inserter, which gives you a quick, virtually painless1 application. Only a soft flexible tube, called a cannula stays under the skin. Once applied, you inject your medication through the port instead of your skin (no medication is stored inside the device2).
i-Port Advance injection port is small and discrete, and sticks to you like a Band-Aid®.
You can easily take multiple injections with just one application.
Reduce the number of punctures from up to 15 to 1 over three days.
Before: Every shot interrupted her busy schedule
After: Less scar tissue, a more convenient way to take insulin, while still enjoying her favorite water activities.
It’s a small and discrete patch that sticks to you like a Band-Aid®. You change the port every three days. This means you don’t need to poke your skin every single time you need to take a shot.
If you take an average of five shots a day, you can reduce the number of times you poke yourself from 150 to 10 in just 1 month! That’s 93% less pokes.
The built-in serter will guide the application process. Click here for the instructional video. The abdomen, upper thighs, back of arms, hips and upper buttocks are all good locations. Once the port is applied, you can put the needle of your syringe or pen through the port any time you need a shot.
Absolutely not! You can continue your activities like exercising, sleeping and bathing as you normally would.
You can use the port with pens or syringes. Needles need to be 5-8mm (3/16-5/16”) in length and 32-28 gauge.
You can use both, but there is a rule: Always inject rapid acting insulin first, wait one hour, then inject your long acting insulin.
In a patient survey: 98% think it’s comfortable to wear, 99% say that it’s more beneficial than shots, and 100% reported that it helps decrease anxiety3.
1 Survey data on file; individual results may vary.
2 i-Port Advance® injection port functions as a drug delivery channel directly into the subcutaneous tissue (the tissue layer located just beneath the skin). Besides the residual space found within the device (approximately 0.0026mL), medication is not held or stored within the device.
3 Riley D, Raup G. Impact of a subcutaneous injection device on improving patient care. Nurs Manage. 2010;41(6):49–504.
Safety Information: i-Port Advance® injection port
i-Port Advance® injection port is indicated for patients who administer or receive multiple daily subcutaneous injections of physician prescribed medications, including insulin. The device may remain in place for up to 72 hours to accommodate multiple injections without the discomfort of additional needle sticks. i-Port Advance injection port may be used on a wide range of patients, including adults and children.
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