Calf Garment How To

CALF
GARMENT
   

A Noninvasive
Approach to
DVT
         


Rotate swing arm hooks and attach VP500 pump to the footboard. Make sure that the power switch is in the off position. Plug the pump into the electrical outlet.
 


Fully open the garment flap. Place the inflation bladder behind the patient's calf. Ensure the printing "THIS SECTION BEHIND CALF" is behind the calf. The tube connection will be near the patient's ankle.




Holding the garment in place, wrap the garment over the patient's leg.
         


Pull middle closure tab over the leg and firmly secure.
 


Wrap the remaining material by pulling the enclosure tabs over the leg and firmly secure.
 

Repeat steps 2 through 5 for the other leg. Make sure the garment is smooth and properly fitted to the patient's calf.
         


Attached the tube set to the garment. You should hear a "click" when the tube set is properly attached. Pull back on the tube to ensure proper connection.
 

Making sure the pump is still in the "OFF" position, attach the tube set to the pump by pushing the white connectors firmly into the pump outlets. You should hear a "click" when the tube set is correctly connected. Pull back on the tube to ensure proper connection.
 

After assuring proper tubing connection to the pump, adjust the dial to the minimum pressure and turn the pump on. Check the garment for comfort and proper function.
         

 
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