Flashcards in Hot Packs Deck (7)
What are the indications for Hot Packs?
increase collagen extensibility
Decrease joint stiffness
relieve muscle spasm
increase blood flow
as a warm-up to assist exs
possibly assist in resolving inflammation
What are the contraindications of a HP?
Severe cardiac disease
What are the precautions of a heat pack?
With insensitive pt
With spinal cord injuries
HP Treatment Time?
How many layers should cover a HP?
6-8 layers of towel
1 Foam Cover - 4-6 layers
What should the temp of the hydroculator be?