Training & Resources

Supporting Your Infusion Process

In addition to enhancing patient experiences and providing the freedom to infuse where and when you choose, we strive to involve ourselves within the patient community by providing resources, education, and support along the way.

Optimizing Your Infusion Experience

Optimizing Your Infusion Experience

Quality of life can be enhanced with the proper training and ancillary supplies. Infusion optimization is possible through several variables. Some variables that impact patient tolerability include:

  • Infusion site selection and volume infused per site
  • Optimal needle length in relation to the amount of subQ tissue and body shape
  • Number of needles
  • Infusion flow rate
  • Pump type (mechanical vs. electrical)
  • Initial vs. subsequent infusion parameters (Always check your drug package insert for dosing information)

Minimizing Site Reactions

Consider Trying a Longer Needle

If the selected needle is too short and the opening is too close to the dermis, site irritation and leaking may occur.

Generally: infants use 4 mm, children (up to age 9) and patients with extremely low body fat use 6 mm, over age 9 and adults use 9 mm and/or 12 mm, and very large adults use 14 mm.

Inquire About Adding/Changing Infusion Sites

Consider adding infusion sites to spread out the medication volume per site. Make sure to select sites that have an adequate amount of subQ tissue. Avoid scar tissue, muscle, hardened or bruised areas. Rotate infusion sites, if recommended by your healthcare provider. Periodically returning to sites that worked well in the past may provide the best results.2

Ask to Try a Slower Flow Rate Tubing

Selecting the proper Precision Flow Rate Tubing is important when starting your therapy. It may be trial and error to find which flow rate works best for you.

  • For patients who want to decrease overall infusion time, increasing the flow rate is recommended.
  • For patients experiencing site reactions, it is recommended to decrease the flow rate. Be sure the needle is dry upon insertion. Patients have found that inserting needles wet with medication can be irritating to the skin. Inserting the needles dry may result in less pain and irritation. If any medication gets on the needle tip, do not touch the needle. Allow the needle to dry for a few minutes before insertion.

Be Aware of Dressing/Tape Sensitivities.

If you are a patient with dry or sensitive skin and find that the 3M Tegaderm™ (included with HIgH-Flo needle sets) is irritating, you may need to try different dressings, paper tape, or a cloth wrap. Ask your provider for suggestions.

  • To avoid skin irritation when releasing the Tegaderm adhesive, pull and stretch it out horizontally parallel to the skin. Any redness to the skin should be temporary.

1. Mallick et al. BMC Immunol. 2020; 21:47-61
2. Younger ME et al. J Inf Nurs. 2015; 38:70-79
3. Duff et al. J Infus Nurs. 2013; 36:384-390

SubQ Step-by-Step Videos

Your success is our success. Whether you are new to subQ therapy or just need a refresher, we have your back! Here you’ll find a series of training videos for every step of the infusion process to help guide you through your treatment journey.

Infusion Checklist

Setting up your infusion workspace is an important step before starting your infusion. Many patients find it beneficial to keep their infusion items organized in a container or bag. Here is a checklist of the supplies you will need:

  1. Freedom Syringe Driver (FREEDOM60® or FreedomEdge®)
  2. Precision Flow Rate Tubing™ set
  3. HIgH-Flo Subcutaneous Safety Needle Set™
  4. Alcohol/Chlorhexidine Pads
  5. Medication (vial or prefilled syringe)
  6. Spike or Needle
  7. Syringe(s)
  8. SubQ infusion mat (optional)
    • If you have not received an infusion mat and would like one, reach out to us at marketing@korumedical.com to request yours today!

Choose the device that was prescribed to you by your healthcare provider:

FREEDOM60 Administration Step-by-Step Instructions

Watch this 6-minute complete training videos of a home subQ infusion with the FREEDOM60 Syringe Infusion System.

FREEDOM60 Preoperation Instructions

Before starting your infusion, it is recommended that you check the functionality of your syringe driver. To do so, follow this quick video to ensure your pump will run properly.

Preparing Your Supplies & Medication

Follow these quick steps to prepare your supplies and medication prior to beginning treatment.

Syringe-to-Syringe Drug Transfer

Learn how to transfer medication from a prefilled syringe to a BD® syringe in this quick step-by-step video.

Connecting Precision Tubing & HIgH-Flo Needle Sets

Watch as we show you how to properly connect your Precision Tubing and HIgH-Flo Needle Set to the medication syringe.

Priming with the FREEDOM60

Use these tips and tricks when priming the tubing lines with the FREEDOM60 syringe driver.

How to Manually Prime Tubing

Use these tips and tricks when priming the tubing lines by hand.

Preparing Your Infusion Sites

This video gives you suggestions on selecting your sites, knowing what needle length to use and the steps to follow when prepping your infusion sites.

Loading Syringe into the FREEDOM60

Avoid damaging your FREEDOM60 with this quick tutorial on how to properly load and unload a BD 50-ml syringe.

During Your Infusion

Here are some things to keep in mind during your infusion with your FREEDOM60 or FreedomEdge.

Using Multiple Syringes

Watch how to switch out syringes if using more than one for your infusion.

Finishing Your Infusion

Learn how to know when your infusion is complete and how to successfully remove the syringe from the FREEDOM60 syringe driver.

Cleaning Procedure for the FREEDOM60

Watch as we show you how to properly clean your syringe driver after use.

FreedomEdge Administration Step-by-Step Instructions

Watch this 6-minute complete training videos of a home subQ infusion with the FreedomEdge Syringe Infusion System.

FreedomEdge Preoperation Instructions

Before starting your infusion, it is recommended that you check the functionality of your syringe driver. To do so, follow this quick video to ensure your pump will run properly.

Preparing Your Supplies & Medication

Follow these quick steps to prepare your supplies and medication prior to beginning treatment.

Connecting Precision Tubing & HIgH-Flo Needle Sets

Watch as we show you how to properly connect your Precision Tubing and HIgH-Flo Needle Set to the medication syringe.

How to Manually Prime Tubing

To manually prime the tubing lines by hand, follow these steps.

Preparing Your Infusion Sites

This video gives you suggestions on selecting your sites, knowing what needle length to use and the steps to follow when prepping your infusion sites.

Loading Syringe into the FreedomEdge

Follow this quick tutorial on how to properly load and unload a BD 20 and 30 ml syringe into the FreedomEdge Syringe Driver.

During Your Infusion

Here are some things to keep in mind during your infusion with your FREEDOM60 or FreedomEdge.

Using Multiple Syringes

Watch how to switch out syringes if using more than one for your infusion.

Finishing Your Infusion

Learn how to know when your infusion is complete and how to successfully remove the syringe from the FreedomEdge syringe driver.

Cleaning Procedure for the FreedomEdge

Watch as we show you how to properly clean your syringe driver after use.

Instructions & Guides

Freedom Infusion System Instructions for Use

Always refer to your product Instructions for Use when starting Ig therapy with the Freedom system. If you have any questions, please contact your healthcare provider.

Freedom SCIg Infusion Mats

Use this tool to help walk you through your SCIg infusions with KORU’s Freedom Syringe Infusion System.

Freedom Infusion Patient Brochures

Get a quick overview of the Freedom Infusion System, the benefits of SCIg with Freedom, how to prevent adverse effects with the proper ancillary supplies, and the key features of HIgH-Flo subQ needles.

Infusion Infographics

Check out these easy-to-read infusion-related infographics.

Community Resources

IDF Resource Center

The Immune Deficiency Foundation's (IDF) online Resource Center has an abundance of materials and tools to help patients and family members of those with Primary Immunodeficiencies stay informed.

IG Living

Join the immune globulin community with access to IG Living magazine, advocacy groups, expert opinions, and patients with rare diseases.

Jeffrey Modell Foundation

The Jeffrey Modell Foundation directs efforts toward early diagnosis, meaningful treatments, equal access to care, and ultimately, a cure for Primary Immunodeficiency.

My IG Source

Join a community committed to helping primary immunodeficiency (PI) patients and families manage a life with PI. Here, you can find information about PI and connect with their Ig Community Support Team Advocates.

GBS|CIDP Foundation International

The GBS|CIDP Foundation International supports individuals and their families affected by Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), and related syndromes.

Patient Community

We are proud to be part of such a great patient community. Meet some of the patients who use and love our Freedom system and read their unique stories.

Testimonials

"My name is Christina, and I’m a Registered Nurse with CVID! Because of my SCIG infusions, I was able to pursue my career. I enjoy baking, playing chess, long naps and snuggling with my two cats."

-Christina B., @zebra_nursingstudent

"For years I’ve struggled with mysterious symptoms and persistent infections. As a young adult, I had several surgeries to try to get those illnesses under control, with no success. At 25, I was diagnosed with a form of primary immunodeficiency. Since being diagnosed, I have been on subcutaneous Ig therapy, which has allowed me to lead a relatively normal and infection-free life!"

-Jen L., @chronicjen

"Hi, I’m Helen, diagnosed with CVID in 2020 at the age of 59. I am thankful to be doing my Gammagard subQ infusions at home with the KORU Freedom60. If you’re newly diagnosed, don’t worry – if I can do subcutaneous infusions myself, so can you – you’ve got this!"

-Helen L.

"I’m a CVID warrior who has learned how to move forward from sepsis to thriving and living my best life! Chronis illness has offered so much opportunity to expand who I authentically am!"

-Laura M., @emergehealingandwellness

"January of 2015 forever changed my life. I woke up from a week-long coma to a ventilator helping me to breathe and began the journey to find out why I was getting so sick. Three years later, I was diagnosed with CVID and began subQ treatment at home.
Diagnosis and treatment have allowed me to find my life again. The Freedom System has given me exactly what it says… Freedom. I have the freedom to still be a mom, still be a wife, and still make memories with my children. It hasn’t stopped me from doing anything."

-April, Freedom SubQ Patient

KORU Connections Blog

We believe it is important to share some of the amazing stories we come across and give a stronger voice to the rare disease community. Here you will find patient experiences, testimonials and more! Connect with those who you can relate to and be a part of a strong patient community. We hope these stories will inspire, motivate, inform, and encourage!

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