Vasopneumatic Compression Devices

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Chapter 48 Vasopneumatic Compression Devices

(Intermittent Compression Pumps)

SUMMARY: ADVERSE EVENTS.

Many of the reported compression device complications3 (embolism-related deaths; palsies, pressure ulcers, compartment syndromes) stem from its use in DVT prophylaxis with surgical patients. In this protocol (compression lasts 12 seconds per minute, 40 mm Hg), calf compressions serve to reproduce leg contractions, promote venous return, and stimulate fibrinolysis for the prevention of thrombus formation.2

CONTRAINDICATIONS AND PRECAUTIONS

C00-C97 NEOPLASMS

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E00-E90 ENDOCRINE, NUTRITIONAL AND METABOLIC DISEASES

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