DVT Prevention Device Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Pump
The Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (IPC) is used for prevention DVT, also known as DVT prevention device, DVT compression pump and DVT compression device, made up of a 6-channel-out-put device and a pair of 6-air-bag legs cuffs with optional extension zipper (arm or waist cuffs availalble if required), and it has six (mode A ~ F) treatment modes, each chamber pressure is adjustable 0~240mmHg (1 mm Hg = 0.133 kPa) , the longest treatment time is 99 mins, the treatment can be connected at two sleeves(cuffs) the same time. Through alternating inflating and deflating air bags of cuffs one by one at a suffient rhythm, the system provides dynamic, forceful and comfortable massage for user, helping blood and lymph circulation and bringing multiple-function effects for body, especially for DVT prevention.
Risk factors to cause DVT
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is caused by a variety of causes of venous blood flow disorders, mainly for pain, swelling, numbness, superficial varicose veins, embolization and so on. The three factors to cause DVT are blood stagnation, venous wall injury and hypercoagulable state . Surgical anesthesia, stress response cause thrombocytosis, which is conducive to platelet aggregation and adhesion; for patient in bed for long time after surgery, lower limb muscle in a relaxed state, easily lead to slow blood flow, fear of pain, do not want to do activities, blood circulation is not smooth, tending to cause Thrombosis. Postoperative patients often continue to be fasting for solids and liquids, and thus furtherly causes hypovolemia, resulting in patients with hypercoagulable blood after the state, to provides favorable conditions for the vein thrombosis.
For patients with abdominal tumor surgery, based conventional prevention after the surgery, combined with IPC treatment, it can effectively prevent the formation of venous thrombosis. In the set treatment pressure, the balloons(air bags) was filled orderly from the distal end to the proximal end, due to periodic pressure, decompression of the mechanical action to produce pulsatile blood flow, promoting lower limbs blood circulation, preventing coagulation factor ‘s aggregation and blood vessels Endometrial adhesion, to prevent thrombosis. In addition, IPC can increase the activity of fibrinolytic system. Whether normal or patients with venous thrombosis, the use of IPC can stimulate endogenous fibrinolytic activity, thus reduce the opportunities of thrombosis.
Precautions on use of IPC
(1) strict control of the scope of IPC, it is strictly prohibited for patients of contraindications. Contraindications: acute inflammatory skin diseases, arrhythmia, erysipelas, deep thrombophlebitis, pulmonary edema, acute venous thrombosis, unstable hypertension, the installation of artificial pacemaker patients.
(2) legs wrapped in lower limbs, the tightness should be appropriate, between the cuffs and legs to leave one finger gap space.
(3) During the use of IPC process, if the patient's body feel abnormal, or a sudden power failure, or found the instrument has a problem, should immediately stop using the timer to zero position, turn off the power switch, disconnect the air tube from the sleeve and remove the air; the used legs cuffs should be disinfected with ultraviolet light conventionally, to avoid cross-infection.
The advantages of IPC treatment
IPC can be safely applied to the prevention of clinical DVT. In the course of using IPC, patient feels no special discomfort, indicating the balance of massage force; air wave pressure therapy is a mechanical alternative to artificial massage, what’s more, massage rate is similar to blood flow rate. It is safe and noise-free and makes patients feel more comfortable; It helps to reduce workload in hospital or at home, there is no obvious untoward reactions, and it is simple, convenient and easy to master, worthy of clinical application.
Item No.: IPC04
Size: 300*237*126 mm
Power consumption: 30W
Input voltage: 110V 60Hz; or 220V 50Hz
Pressure range: 30-240mmHg
Treating time: 1-90 mins
Garment Size (6 chambers / air bags):
XL: 110X70CM (overlapping)
Width 10 cm ( for leg cuff)
L: 90X60CM (overlapping)
Device Operation Details
- large screen display control
Set treating time + -; time range: 1-90 mins; original setting is 30 mins, one-time short pressing + for increasing 1 mins, - for reducing 1 mins; Extended pressing + or - for target treating time. when time out, machine shut off automatically.
Dynamic two red digital numbers show treating time left .
Set pressure force + -; Pressure range: 30-240mmHg.
Eight pressure levels for option: 30, 60, 90, 120, 150, 180, 210, 240mmHg.
Position 1,2,3,4,5,6 indicate 6 chambers, original setting is light on, press it close one chamber and light off, means the chamber won’t work. If need restart the chamber, press again. When inflating or deflating each chamber, that chamber light is flashing.
Power: press it, the machine is on stand by mode. Press again turn off the machine.
Start: press it, machine work on setted mode; press again, pause mode.
Mode: A, B, C, D, E, F
Mode massage A: chamber no 1 inflating till setup pressure or for 28 secs, then hold air 2 secs, start deflating, chamber no 2 starting inflating. Same way till chamber 6, pause 3 sec, then restart chamber 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 again.
Mode therapy B: chamber no 1 inflating till setup pressure or for 28 secs., then keep pressure, chamber no 2 starts inflating, till setup pressure or for 28 sec, then chamber 1, 2 keep pressure in same time, then chamber 3 starting, same way till after chamber 6. Chamber 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 deflating in same time 3 secs. Then repeat.
Mode deep massage C: chamber 1,2 inflating till setted pressure or for 40 secs, hold air 2 secs, then start deflating. Chamber 3,4 start inflating till setted pressure or for 40 secs, hold air 2 secs, same way till chamber 5,6, pause 3 secs, then repeat.
Mode slimming massage D: chamber 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 inflating at the same time till setted pressure or for 90 secs., then deflating in same time 3 secs. Then repeat.
Mode E for blood circulation and lymphatic drainage massage: working as mode B first work alternately and repeatedly.
Mode F for multi-functional massage: three modes A, C and D work in turn and circularly.