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The Eclipse® medicine device is an easy, safe, and portable way for you to give IV (by vein) medicines at home or away from the hospital. 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 filter built into the tubing and a clamp. How fast the Eclipse gives the medicine depends on the size of the balloon and the amount of medicine it holds.
You use the Eclipse device only one time, and then throw it away in the regular household trash.
Sometimes the St. Jude Pharmacy will provide your child’s Eclipse medicines, and you can pick them up at the Outpatient 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 to know who is supplying the medicine.
Where you store the Eclipse device depends on the type of medicine your child receives. You need to store some medicine in the refrigerator. Other medicines need to be stored in a dry place and not in the refrigerator. This information will be printed on the medicine label.
If you need to store your child’s medicine in the refrigerator, the temperature should be 36 degrees F to 46 degrees F (2 degrees C to 8 degrees C).
Note: You should 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.
Before each dose, check the Eclipse device:
All medicines have side effects. Some are mild and some are more severe. Please refer to the Patient Medication sheet you received when your child’s medicine was first delivered. If you have questions or concerns that your child might be having an allergic reaction, stop the infusion and call your primary clinic or the Infusion Center after hours at 901-595-2441.
Call 911 if your child has a medical emergency and needs help right away.
Put your child in a safe place where you can easily reach the central line and the Eclipse device.
Clean your work area with an alcohol prep pad or other disinfectant.
Clean your hands with soap and water and dry well or use an alcohol-based liquid or foam hand cleaner. Then, gather your supplies and place them on your clean work area.
Stop the infusion and call your primary clinic during regular business hours or the Infusion Center or your home infusion nurse right away if:
Reviewed: August 2022