Tampa, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/29/2014 -- A remarkable new portable vascular compression system weighs only one pound and offers a 17-hour battery life.
Typically, vascular compression devices applied to prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT) are 10- to 15-pound calibrated air pumps. These machines are hung at the foot of a bed, plugged into a wall socket and set to inflate and deflate pneumatic leg sleeves placed on non-ambulatory patients. Bed confinement and the inability to walk cause blood to pool in the lower extremities. As such, this form of therapy is critical in preventing clotting, which can lead to thrombosis. However, it also leaves patients tethered to the wall sockets in their rooms, unable to move without interrupting the vital therapy.
But this situation has suddenly changed dramatically. A device named Triple Play, available through Vascular PRN, can offer patients remarkable mobility and freedom. The formerly heavy air pump has been miniaturized to a tiny, one-pound package, and the device is powered by internal, rechargeable batteries that last about 17 hours. Triple Play continues to operate while recharging, so patients almost never have to interrupt therapy.
This device provides a drastic improvement for all who are in danger of developing clots and require this therapy, but it most powerfully affects patients in long-term care facilities like nursing homes. These patients can now be moved anywhere in their facilities without interrupting therapy. This development completely eliminates the isolation that DVT therapy had forced on patients in the past. It allows them to enjoy meals and company in the dining room and social interaction in lounges and common areas.
Patients have been known to cry tears of joy when being wheeled into the garden or other outdoor area of a facility after years of confinement. With the 17-hour battery life of the unit, it is now possible for a patient to enjoy a day visit with relatives at home, perhaps to enjoy a holiday meal or other festivity.
“We are very excited to offer this revolutionary technology with the potential to change many patients' lives for the better,” said Greg Grambor, president of Vascular PRN.
The device is available for rent or purchase from Vascular PRN, and it is offered to long-term care facilities and other medical institutions in all 50 states.
Learn more at http://www.vascularprn.com/