Poly Bags for Medical and Healthcare Applications Training.

Elkay's Poly Bag Training Modules are designed to quickly provide information regarding the use of poly bags in various professional applications.

Healthcare Poly Bag Training
Home Care Services and Equipment Suppliers


Home care is the term used to describe health care or supportive care provided in the patient's home by healthcare professionals.

Home Medical Equipment (HME) is a category of devices used for patients whose care is being managed from a home or other private facility managed by a nonprofessional caregiver of family member. It is often referred to as "durable" medical equipment (DME). All HME/DME suppliers are required to comply with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to protect patient's confidentiality and records.

In addition, many HME/DME suppliers are accredited by one or more of the following organizations, which maintain standards for workers and vendors serving in this area. These organizations establish and monitor requirements for many areas, including such things as setting standards for tracking equipment status and maintaining cleanliness.

  • The Joint Commission (formerly known as the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)
  • ACHC (Accreditation Commission for Health Care)
  • CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Program)

Types of Home Medical Equipment where poly bags are used as equipment covers for storage and transport:
  • Air Ionizer
  • Air Purifier
  • Commodes
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Crutches
  • Elevating Toilet Seat
  • Infusion Pump
  • Nebulizer
  • Oxygen Generator
  • Walkers
  • Wheelchairs

Who do you call on to determine poly bag sales opportunities in home care and equipment service locations?

The approach to home care and equipment suppliers should be made directly with the service or store manager with a request to learn what poly bags are being used and discuss what other bag applications may fit their needs. Because bags or tags may be used to designate equipment status, you should learn what method they use to indicate equipment status.


  1. What poly/plastic bags are you currently using in your company?
  2. Which poly bag fills the most common need in your clients/patients?
  3. Are there any poly bags used that need upgrades or added features?
  4. What method do you use to designate equipment status?
  5. What company is your main poly bag supplier?

Click on the poly bag item or category below to see applications, information and specifications on these products.