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|Rolling Cooler Makes Travel Easier|
At the 2011 Oley Conference breakout session on traveling with HPEN, Linda G. talked about a “rolling cooler.” At 17”, this cooler can hold six 3-liter bags of parenteral nutrition or hydration—plus ice packs—and will fit in the overhead compartment of most airplanes. Six bags fit, Linda says, “like a pair of too-small jeans, and it has to”—snug means less chances of a bag breaking. About it fitting in the compartment, Linda adds, “Not the baby jets. But it is OK to gate check it on this type of aircraft since they are for short flights and not high altitudes.” (We recommend you confirm with the airline both the size allowed for carryons, and whether your solutions will be safe if checked.) Linda notes that there is a sturdy rolling cooler available at www.walmart.com for $35.00.
LifelineLetter, September/October 2011