DVT Prophylaxis System
Product DescriptionPowerpress DVT Intermittent Compression System Description and Operating Principle is an intermittent pneumatic compression system that aids in the prevention of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) a potentially life threatening condition which can lead to pulmonary embolism. The Powerpress DVT is a non-invasive mechanical prophylactic system system that helps decrease the incidence of deep vein thrombosis.
The system consists of an air pump and a soft pliable compression garment(s) (sleeve) for the foot, calf or thigh. The controller supplies compression on a pre-set timing cycle (15 seconds inflation followed by 45 seconds of deflation) at a suggested pressure setting of 40 mmHg for the Leg or 80 mmHg for the Foot (unless otherwise prescribed by the licensed caregiver). The pressure in the garments is compressed, reducing stasis. This process also stimulates fibrinolysis; thus, reducing the risk of early clot formation.
Caution: Federal (USA) law restricts this device to sale or on the order of a physician or other licensed practitioner.
Suggestions: Ensure that there are no kinks in the tubing and the connectors are properly locked. Treatment pressure should never be changed without the direct order of a physician. Ensure that the garments are fully secure Never apply or remove the garments while inflated as this may cause damage to the sleeve.
CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR USE: 1. Pulmonary edema 2. Severe congestive heart failure 3. Severe arteriosclerosis or other ischemic vascular disease 4. Extreme deformity of the limb 5. Phlebitis or any known or suspected deep vein thrombosis 6. Any localized condition where the placement of the garment would interfere with such as untreated, infected wounds, gangrene, recent skin grafts or dermatitis 7. The physician should review the patient’s medical status and use this device in accordance with his/her best understanding of their patient’s needs and current condition.
Recommended Treatment Guidelines External Pneumatic Compression (EPC) is designed for patients who are assessed to be at risk with two(2) or more risk factors that indicate a moderate to high risk for the development of DVT. Following is a list factors known to increase the incidence of DVT. All risk factors have a value of one (1) unless otherwise noted. A recommended treatment pressure of 40 mmHg or 80 mmHg has been established depending on the garment of choice. If the licensed caregiver prescribes use of a Leg and Foot garment at the same time, to date, we suggested, and know of no adverse effects, at 80 mmHg for the Leg, when used less than 48 hours. In all cases the recommendation is a guideline and is not a substitute for clinical judgment and experience. RISK FACTORS v v Age 40 to 60 years old Pregnancy or postpartum < 1 month Age 60+ to 70 years old (2 factors) Cancer / Malignancy Age over 70+ (3 factors) Estrogen / Hormone therapy Previous history of DVT/PE (3 factors) Sepsis / Severe infection Immobilization Inflammatory bowel disease Obesicy, >20% of ideal body weight Stroke Surgical procedures over 30 minutes Hypercoagulable states: e.g., plasminogen Disorder Pelvic surgery or total joint replacement Protein S, Protein C, and Antithrombin 3 deficiencies Myocardial infarction Trauma Congestive heart failure History of previous major surgery History of pelvic or long bone fracture Venous stasis, leg edema, venous ulcers Severe COPD Varicose veins (low risk = 0 – 1 factor), (moderate risk = 2 – 4 factors), (high risk = > 4 factors)
Warranty and Service
Neomedic are warranted against defects in materials and workmanship under normal use and operation. Warranties are exclusive and are in lieu of all other warranties (whether written, oral implied)
The pump will be either repaired or replaced free of charge where defects in materials and/or workmanship are evident at the time of delivery. All labor and parts will be provided free of charge from the date of delivery for a period of 12 months, provided the equipment is returned prepaid to an authorized center.
The warranty period for defects in material or workmanship is 1 month.
Reorder# P1000-DVT Size: 11.81” (L) x 8.27” (W) x 5.12” (H) Weight: 6.5 lbs Electrical Voltage: 120 V, 60 Hz , 220 ~ 240 V 50/60 Hz available Inflation: 15 sec +/- 10%, Deflation: 45 sec +/- 10% Pressure: Foot – 80 mmHg, Calf/Thigh – 40 mmHg