Venosan

Medical compression garments should be measured by a trained fitter where possible
 
Important points when measuring for compression garments 
  • Early morning if possible when leg is not swollen
  • If the leg is swollen, elevate leg for a period of time
  • Patient should be standing where possible
 
REMEMBER! CORRECT SIZE IS EVERYTHING!
 
  • If the garment is too tight, the client will be uncomfortable and the likelihood of them wearing the stockings all day is slim.
  • If the garment is too big, the client will spend all day pulling it up 
  • Incorrect sizing will cause discomfort to the client and will result in poor compliance
  • If measurements are at the very end of the size scale there will be minimal stretch left in the garment
  • If this occurs, move up to the next size. This will still give the correct compression, but garment will be more comfortable and easier to don.
  • If a client is very elderly or has poor muscle strength, start with a lower compression garment. Once they are used to wearing and donning this garment, you can introduce a higher compression if needed.
  • To get accustomed to wearing compression garments, wear them for a couple of hours a day initially and gradually increase the time for wearing them.
 
COMPLIANCE IS VERY IMPORTANT IN ACHIEVING THERAPEUTIC RESULTS
 

Correct sizing   +   Correct garment   =   RESULTS

Jane clot

  Well, that seems to have the ulcer under control, but don’t you think the stocking compression is a little high?”
 

Consult a health professional for advice !

 

Copyright © 2017 All Rights Reserved.  Venosan  
Central Coast Web Design - Website Guy