PROFORE* LF Multi-Layer Compression Bandaging System
PROFORE* LF Multi-layer Compression Bandaging System provides graduated, sustained compression for the effective management of venous leg ulcers. Not made with natural rubber latex.
• Delivers effective graduated compression
• Pads bony prominences
• Can be worn for up to seven days
• Pack contains padding, light conforming, light compression and self adherent bandages
• Not made with natural rubber latex
PROFORE* LF Multi-Layer Compression Bandage System is indicated for the management of venous leg ulcers and associated conditions.
PROFORE* LF should not be used on patients with an ankle-brachial index (ABI) of less than 0.8, or on diabetic patients with advanced small vessel disease.
Should the patient develop pain or pale, cool or numb extremities distal to the dressing, the bandages should be promptly removed. If the patient has a very thin ankle or very prominent tibial crest, extra padding should be applied to these areas to prevent pressure necrosis.
Failure to detect significantly reduced arterial flow can result in pressure necrosis, amputation or even death.
The risk of arterial as well as venous disease rises with age.
|Not made w/ natural rubber latex|
|Prescribed primarily for acute care|
|Prescribed primarily for post-acute care|
|Reusable rigid garment|
|Variety of colors|
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Caution: Before applying the first bandage, it is important to check the following:
- Assess the patient to rule out arterial disease. The use of Doppler ultrasound is recommended.
- Measure the ankle circumference to confirm that it is greater than 18cm or 7(1/4)" (padded).
- Check if the patient's ankle circumference has changed due to a reduction in edema. Always remeasure after the initial treatment period.
- Assess the patient's limb for bony prominences or calf fibrosis. Ensure that these are well protected using the PROFORE* LF #1 padding bandage.
Wash and dry the leg and apply a moisturizing cream to the unbroken skin.
Apply the PROFORE* LF WCL sterile wound contact layer. Remove from the pack with sterile forceps and apply to the wound. Hold in place until covered by PROFORE* LF #1.
PROFORE* LF #1 padding bandage
Apply from the base of the toes to the knee using a simple spiral technique and 50% overlap. Do not apply tension.
PROFORE* LF #2 light conformable bandage
Apply from the base of the toes to the knee, over PROFORE* LF #1, using a simple spiral technique and 50% overlap. Use tape to secure.
PROFORE* LF #3 light compression bandage
Apply from the base of the toes to the knee, using a figure of eight technique at 50% extension. Use the central yellow line as guidance for 50% overlap. Use tape to secure.
PROFORE* LF #4 flexible cohesive bandage
Apply from toe to knee using a spiral technique with 50% extension and 50% overlap. Press lightly on the bandage to ensure that the bandage adheres to itself. Apply the bandage steeply across the foot to reduce buildup of material over the front of the ankle.
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