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Flashcards in Intermittent Compression Devices Deck (9)
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Indications

Edema

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Contraindications

Thrombophlebitis (Could Dislodge the Clot)
Cellulitis (Could Spread the Infection)
Severe Congestive Heart Failure

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Treatment Time

10 minutes to 4 hours
1 to 2 times per day

4

Duty Cycle

45 Seconds ON
15 Seconds OFF
To
3 Minutes ON
1 Minutes OFF

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Pressure

You should never exceed 90 - 120 (Systolic Pressure)

Arm: Approx 50 mmHg

Leg Approx 60-70 mmHg

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Types of Swelling

Joint Swelling
Interstitial Tissue Swelling
Cell Swelling

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Joint Swelling

Caused by presence of blood and joint fluid in a joint at a result of tearing of tissues and blood vessels or synovial irritations.

Has the appearance and feel of a water balloon.

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Interstitial Tissue Swelling

Caused by increase of osmotic pressure in tissues which attracts water and creates swelling.

Has the appearance of "silly putty" when the involved tissue is pressed.

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Cell Swelling

Cells near death and unable to control the cell membrane can attract water and swell.