SurePress® High Compression Bandage
SurePress® High Compression Bandage is a high-compression bandage (40mmHg) with visual indicators for easy application. Maintains consistent high compression for up to seven days. Maintains its elasticity for up to 20 washings.
• Visual indicators for correct application and amount of compression
• Maintains elasticity
SurePress® High Compression Bandage is for venous leg ulcer management and associated conditions where compression therapy is indicated.
Arterial and mixed venous/arterial ulcers.
Legs with an ankle circumference less than 18 cm.
As with all products, SurePress High Compression Bandage should not be used on individuals with a known sensitivity to the product or its components.
Initial use of this product should be under the direction of a health care professional.
If redness or irritation result or if toes become discolored black or blue, remove bandage and consult a health care professional.
Use of the SurePress High compression Bandage directly in contact with an open wound is not recommended.
Store at room temperature; avoid refrigeration and exposure to high humidity.
|Prescribed primarily for acute care|
|Prescribed primarily for post-acute care|
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|Variety of colors|
|Zinc oxide impregnated|
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Cleansing the Wound Site:
Cleanse the ulcer according to normal practice, rinse well and dry the surrounding skin prior to application of the primary dressing and the compression bandage. Following the application of a primary dressing, a Sure Press™ Absorbent Padding (supplied separately) may be used as an underlayer before the compression bandage. This soft absorbent wrap helps to distribute graduated compression and protect bony, vulnerable areas and skin from any exudate leaking from the primary dressing.
Determine whether the limb size is "normal" or "large" using a tape measure. Ankle sizes between 18-26cm are considered "normal". Ankles in excess of 26cm are considered "large". Having determined the limb size, select the small or large rectangular extension indicator on the bandage. The small rectangle should be selected for "normal" limb sizes and the large rectangle for "large" limb sizes. Start the bandage at the center of the ball of the foot with the lower edge of the bandage at the base of the toes. Wrap the bandage using minimal tension 1(1/2) times around the foot. Anchor the bandage with the thumb and start the turn around the heel. Wrap the bandage over the front of the ankle and under the foot to cover the gap. Then stretch the bandage until a selected rectangle becomes a square. Make a turn around the ankle area and proceed up the leg in a spiral fashion, overlapping the bandage on each turn by 50% of its width, using the continuous midline as a guide. Upon reach the area just below the knee, cut off any excess bandage, fold under the cut edge and secure with tape. In edematous limbs the bandage should be checked regularly and may require frequent reapplication.
Remove tape, lift the free edge of the bandage and carefully unwind. Remove the primary wound dressing according to the instructions for use for that product.