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Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Prevention

DVT Prevention: DVT/PE is recognized as a Serious Preventable Hospital Acquired Condition

According to the CDC, as many as 900,000 people in the US are affected each year by venous thromboembolism (VTE); either deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE) or both. Estimates suggest that 60,000-100,000 of those die each year. For those that survive, recurrences and long-term complications can arise.

  • Hospital-Acquired VTE (HA-VTE) is the leading cause of preventable hospital deaths in the US.
  • More than half of blood clots occurring in the outpatient setting (after discharge) are directly linked to a recent hospitalization or surgery.
  • VTE is the fifth most frequent reason for unplanned hospital readmissions after surgery, overall, and the third most frequent among patients undergoing total hip or knee joint replacement.
  • As many as 70% of cases of HA-VTE are preventable through prevention measures called prophylaxis. Prophylaxis can be in the form of pharmacological agents such as anticoagulants or antiplatelet medications (if not contraindicated due to risks associated). Another form with virtually no risk is mechanical prophylaxis; examples are Anti-Embolism Stockings (AES) and Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (IPC). Pharmacological and mechanical prophylaxis adds another layer of prevention when used in combination. Additionally, using a combination of mechanical prophylaxis such as AES with IPC has shown to reduce the incidence of DVTs by as much as 60%. Although VTE is highly preventable, studies show that fewer than half of at risk patients actually receive these preventative measures.
We think that, clearly, prevention is key to reducing these numbers.
 
The StarSystem® line of DVT Prevention products from Encompass is an integrated suite of superior products and technologies designed to prevent and control DVT which clinical evidence demonstrates contribute to the development of more than two-thirds of all PE.
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Products by Risk Level

The StarSystem® products offer comfortable and effective nonpharmacological interventions for patients at risk of DVT. Select one of the products below according to your risk level protocol. All Encompass products are latex-free and safe to use in conjunction with pharmacological interventions.

Blood clots affect as many as 900,000 Americans each year leading to approximately 100,000 deaths.

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PulSTAR® Logix® Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (IPC)

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The PulSTAR® Logix® IPC system is the latest addition to the StarSystem® Integrated Suite of DVT prevention products. Intelligent design features drive patient compliance and provide ease of use for clinicians. The Legacy wrap system offers multiple profiles for delivery of superior protection against DVT.
 
Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (IPC) Therapy resembles the normal regulatory pumping action of the calf and foot, which help drive blood of the deep veins through the body. IPC therapy delivered through inflation is administered by single patient use garments containing either one or more air bladders. Therapy can be applied to the foot, the calf, or calf-and-thigh combination garments which intermittently inflate with air by way of a powered pneumatic pump.
 
PulSTAR® Logix® Pump Selected Features

    • Lightweight; weighs less than 5 lbs
    • Extremely quiet operation
    • Calf or foot therapy options
    • Single or dual limb operation
    • Calf compression delivers 40mmHg
    • Foot compression delivers 135mmHg
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Watch the PulSTAR® Logix® System in action. 

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The PulSTAR® Logix® Sleeve System

The PulSTAR Logix sleeve system features multiple styles with single chamber air bladders positioned on the anterior of the calf to promote superior patient comfort. Each style offers multiple sizes to fit the majority of patient populations and distinct features designed to meet hospital and patient needs.

  • Legacy Logix Calf - Classic profile with a history of comfort and performance
  • Legacy Logix Foot - Classic foot profile in two sizes

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Anti-Embolism Compression Stockings (AES)

StarSystem® Anti-Embolism Stockings combine over 25 years of proven efficacy in the field of DVT prevention with nationwide clinician and patient input. The result is the easiest to use and most comfortable products available today. A quarter century of experience, as well as these shared features and benefits, comes standard. StarSystem Stockings come in four different levels of features and design, but all are effective in delivering the compression therapy needed to help prevent DVT.
 
Download our instruction manual on the proper fit and application of anti-embolism stockings 

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Watch how to properly fit and apply AES stockings.

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UltraCARE® Stockings with the Rightway® System

The first true innovation in this market class in over 25 years. The word CARE means Control And Resist Embolisms. The word Ultra speaks for itself. UltraCARE® was created to further address patient comfort, performance and compliance factors.

  • The Rightway® System 
    • Oversized heel pouch 
    • Colored heel guides 
    • Ribbed ankle crest
  • Anti-microbial treatment
  • Knit-in alignment indicator aids in proper positioning on leg front
  • Color-coded packaging
  • Sizes up to 3X-Large
  • Knee, thigh and waist lengths 

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EssentialCARE® Stockings

EssentialCARE Anti-Embolism Stockings provide classic comfort and features with an integrated color-coding system for easy size identification.

  • Color-Coded Heel Positioner
  • Color-Coded Top-View Inspection Port
  • Knit-in alignment indicator aids in proper positioning on leg front
  • Two-Way stretch fabric
  • Knee and thigh lengths

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C.A.R.E.® Stockings  
 
For over 25 years C.A.R.E. Anti-Embolism Stockings have provided superior patient comfort in the prevention of DVT.
  • Knit-in alignment indicator aids in proper positioning on leg front
  • Oversized heel pouch
  • Color-coded top-view inspection port
  • Sheer Ankle Crest
  • Two-Way stretch fabric
  • Knee and thigh lengths

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Lifespan® Stockings
 
LifeSPAN Anti-Embolism Stockings offer classic features focused on superior DVT prevention.
  • Knit-in alignment indicator aids in proper positioning on leg front
  • Color-coded top-view inspection port
  • Two-way stretch fabric
  • Knee and thigh lengths, white and beige

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A.M.P.S.™ Stockings and Calf Sleeves

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A.M.P.S.® closed-toe continuous care graduated compression stockings and calf sleeves provide 15-20 mmHg at the ankle which gradually decreases up the leg to promote better circulation. Increased blood flow helps relieve discomfort from ankle swelling, varicose veins & aching feet.

They provide a comfortable and fashionable intervention for those at risk of developing:

  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Embolisms
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A.M.P.S.® Compression Garments
 
15-20mmHg and 20-30mmHg Compression Classes
  • Graduated compression gradually decreases up the leg to improve blood flow, reduce swelling and relieve aches and pains. Multiple compression levels to meet your needs.

Moisture Management

  • Draws moisture away from the skin to fabric surface quickly to speed drying; launders better.

Anti-Microbial Finish

  • Helps prevent bacteria growth.

Hidden or Outward Facing Seams

  • Prevent excess fabric from abrading against the skin.

Multiple Sizes & Colors

  •  Designed for both men and women.

Multiple Designs

  • Feature calf length which can be worn discreetly or full foot length which provides classic fit and comfort, both easily compliment everyday apparel.

Latex-Free

  • Safe for a latex-sensitive skin.

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DVT Prevention Resources

Download AES Proper Fit Wall Chart
 
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Download AES Proper Fit White Paper
 
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