Hemo-Force DVT Pump
Introducing the Hemo-Force DVT Pump.
Hemo-Force Intermittent DVT Pumps and Tubing
- Available in both intermittent and sequential
- Intermittent pneumatic compression produces uniform, single bladder, alternating compression
- Sequential pneumatic compression creates a wave of gradient compression, with three separate bladders per garment
- Tracks therapy duration; timer pauses if therapy is interrupted and continues when interruption is fixed
- Audible/visible alarm system for pressure faults and low battery power LED display
- Automatically detects sleeve choice and sets therapy
- Works with one or two sleeves without sounding alarm
- Alarm troubleshooting guide on the front of pump
Know the risk factors for VTE (Venous Thromboembolism).
Almost all hospitalized patients have at least one risk factor for VTE. VTE (venous thromboembolism) is a disease that encompasses both deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism. It is a serious, often under diagnosed but preventable complication during and after an acute medical illness or surgery.
DVT occurs when a blood clot forms in a major vein, usually in the leg. Part of the clot may break off and travel to the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism (PE). PE accounts for five to 10 percent of deaths in hospitalized patients.
VTE is the most common preventable cause of in-hospital deaths. DVT and PE are also deemed nonreimbursable by CMS.
Major risk factors
Hospital patients have a higher risk for DVT because of their limited mobility, active disease processes and comorbidities.
Risk factors include:
- Vessel wall damage
- Surgery (especially orthopedic surgery and total knee replacement)
- Heredity (including the Factor V Leiden genetic mutation)
- Increased estrogen levels (due to oral contraceptives or
hormone replacement therapy)
- Crohn’s Disease