The intended use of this product is to help prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). The garments are single patient use – do not re-use. It is not for use in the home healthcare environment
The application of external pneumatic compression has two effects:
• Augments venous blood flow velocity, thereby reducing stasis.
• Enhances fibrinolytic activity to reduce the risk of early clot formation.
The system is comprised of a pump that can be used in conjunction with an extensive range of Arjo inflatable uniform (DVT), sequential (Tri Pulse) and foot garments. Refer to “Accessories” on page 28 for a complete list of the calf, calf & thigh and foot garments which can be used with the Flowtron ACS900 pump.
The pump automatically adjusts to the correct therapy profile depending upon which garment type is connected.
The tubeset is integral to the system and cannot be disconnected from the pump.
The mains power supply is the primary power source for the pump. The pump incorporates an internal battery, which is a secondary power source to back up the pump in the event of failure of or disconnection from (accidental or deliberate) the mains power supply.