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Gus Gear’s mission to improve the safety and quality of life for those facing medical challenges goes beyond the production of our Central Line Vest, Ostomy Pouch Cover, G-Tube Wrap, Line Cover, and other accessories. We seek partnerships, not transactions, with customers, partners, investors, and stakeholders alike by providing resources and blog posts that can improve the patient and their family’s outcomes and quality of life.

How to Reduce the Risk of Medical Line Entanglement (MLE) For Both Kids and Adults

January 16, 2024
Managing medical lines is an essential yet intricate aspect of care for people at any age. The risk of medical line entanglement (MLE) can be a concern, but with the right strategies and tools, you can minimize this risk, ensuring a higher level of safety and comfort for patients.  Whether you are a caregiver or...

“Rays of Hope:” Erin & Everly, Part 1

December 21, 2023
Over the years, Erin Peterson and her daughter, Everly, better known as Evie, have become an integral part of our Gus Gear community. In part 1 of this exclusive interview series, “Rays of Hope,” Gus Gear’s Director of National Clinical Growth, Amy Braglia-Tarpey talks to Erin about Evie’s diagnosis with the rare Megacystis Microcolon Intestinal...

Gift Giving for Medically Complex Kids: Inclusive Toys and Toy Companies

December 12, 2023
The holiday season is a time of joy and laughter, especially for all the little kids awaiting their presents! For families with medically complex kids, finding toys that cater to their unique needs or make them feel seen can be a challenge. Thankfully, there are inclusive toy companies dedicated to providing engaging, safe, and developmentally...

Technology & Caregiving: Innovative Apps for Caregivers

November 28, 2023
The demands and responsibilities of caregiving can be overwhelming, leading to stress, sadness, and frustration. However, as technology continues to evolve, you can turn to innovative online tools and apps that offer support and assistance. From mobile apps to online platforms, these tools aim to streamline tasks, provide valuable information, and ultimately ease some of...

How Patients & Caregivers Can Work With Providers to Prevent Central Line-associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI)

August 31, 2023
In the realm of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) are a significant concern. These infections can pose serious threats to patients’ health, leading to increased morbidity, mortality, and healthcare costs.  With a comprehensive understanding of CLABSI, its risk factors, and preventative strategies, patients and caregivers can collaborate with their healthcare providers to...

Join Gus Gear & ASPEN in the Fight Against Malnutrition!

August 29, 2023
Malnutrition Awareness Week (MAW) 2023, September 18-22 Each year, the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) observes Malnutrition Awareness Week to bring attention to this under-recognized issue. This year’s theme is “Nutrition Care is a Patient Right.” Gus Gear is proud to be an official Ambassador of MAW 2023, joining the fight against...
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