Advanced Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Device Makes DVT Prevention Easier for Hospitals
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is the formation of a blood clot in a deep vein. Patients having major surgery are more likely to develop blood clots, often in the legs, because of long periods of time in bed while they recover. When the blood clot travels to the lungs, it causes a life-threatening condition – pulmonary embolism (PE).
DVT and PE, together known as venous thromboembolism (VTE) are the major cause of morbidity in general surgical patients. Globally, 310 million major surgeries are performed each year. And it is estimated that up to 15% will have serious postoperative death. Roughly 1 out of 10 hospital deaths are related to PE. Besides, VTE treatment is costly. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, each DVT costs $10,000 and each PE costs $16,000. Therefore, seeking to reduce preventable VTE would save millions of lives and billions of dollars in healthcare costs.
How to prevent VTE
To lower the risk for blood clots after surgery, it is important to keep the blood moving. Intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) is a non-invasive and non-medication method frequently used to prevent DVT in hospitalized patients. An intermittent pneumatic compression machine consists of a pump and inflatable multi-chamber cuffs. The pump inflates air into cuffs wrapped around the foot, calf, and thigh to sequentially compress and decompress the leg in a set timing cycle and amount of pressure. Such compression and decompression mimic the action of the leg muscle pumps, increasing blood circulation effectively.
LGT-2201DVT, more flexible DVT prevention solution for hospitals
Make life easier for nurses
Nurses constantly rush from room to room to look after and support dozens of patients at once. A handy and lightweight IPC device that could be moved easily from patient to patient, from place to place can greatly reduce the burden on nurses and improve efficiency of care delivery.
Flexible treatment everywhere
Battery-operated, small, and lightweight, the device enables patients to get the treatment wherever they go. The patients will no longer be confined to bed to get the treatment. Instead, they can wear the cuffs and get the treatment in their wheelchair anywhere.
The patient room is often space-limited, with many people coming and going. Bulky equipment will make the delivery of care difficult, and less efficient, and pose potential risks for patients. LGT-2201DVT can be hanged from the bed rail, saving the space.
Patient safety ensured
The device will make a “BEEP” sound if there is underpressure or overpressure to ensure treatment efficiency and patient safety. The sleeves are for single patient use, preventing cross-infection and ensuring patient safety. Besides, the sleeves do not fully cover the treated areas. They are designed to provide excellent breathability, prevent wound infection, and avoid serious wounded areas like knees.
Simple to use, easy to learn
LGT-2201DVT is preset with 4 compression modes. The pressure and treatment can be adjusted according to the clinician’s prescription. The simple system is easy for healthcare givers to get started and improve the efficiency. And the device is built to last. No need for special care maintenance