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PROFORE LF

Latex Free Multi-Layer Bandage System

Overview

Description

PROFORE LF is a latex-free formulation, multi-layer compression bandage system. It has been developed in response to a growing concern from customers about the potential danger of latex allergy / hypersensitivity. PROFORE LF provides the same effective compression and sustained results as the standard PROFORE Multi-layer Compression Bandage System, but its latex-free formulation allows the healthcare provider to use it with confidence on allergy-sensitive patients. PROFORE LF is best used on ankle circumferences greater than 18 cm or 7¼ inches (padded).


Features

Each PROFORE LF system pack contains the following:

  • One PROFORE LF wound contact layer
  • One PROFORE LF #1 padding bandage
  • One PROFORE LF #2 light conformable dressing
  • One PROFORE LF #3 light compression bandage
  • One PROFORE LF #4 flexible cohesive bandage


Benefits

  • Effective Compression
    Proven effective in both hospital and community treatment studies, the PROFORE LF system is designed to deliver effective pressure.
  • Graduated Compression
    PROFORE LF provides higher pressure at the ankle, with decreasing pressure exhibited at the calf.
  • Sustained Compression
    Even a full week after application, PROFORE LF maintains effective levels of compression.
  • Safety
    PROFORE LF pads bony prominences for protection and through the use of 2 compression layers, compression is built up gradually.
  • Extended Weartime
    PROFORE LF has sufficient absorptive capacity to manage exudate for up to a full week without the need for reapplication. During the initial phase of therapy you may experience increased wound drainage as the compression system actively manages the edema. If strike through happens, remove the PROFORE LF system and apply another. 
  • Cost-Effective
    Weekly dressing changes reduce the nursing time required for the management of venous leg ulcers. Studies have shown that the multi-layer compression bandage system provides significant savings in cost of care.
  • Convenient
    PROFORE LF system pack contains everything necessary for the application of effective graduated compression therapy. PROFORE LF reduces preparation time, simplifies stock control and ensures that the correct components are always available.


Indications

PROFORE LF Multi-Layer Compression Bandage System is indicated for the management of venous leg ulcers and associated conditions.


Contraindications

PROFORE LF should not be used on patients with an Ankle Brachial Pressure Index (ABPI) of less than 0.8, or on diabetic patients with advanced small vessel disease.


Precautions

Should the patient develop pain or pale, cool or numb extremities distal to the dressing, the bandages should be promptly removed. If the patient has a very thin ankle or very prominent tibial crest, extra padding should be applied to these areas to prevent pressure necrosis. Failure to detect significantly reduced arterial flow can result in pressure necrosis, amputation or even death. The risk of arterial as well as venous disease rises with age.


Ordering Codes / Reimbursement Information

Specific Coverage Criteria: May be covered; subject to Medicare carrier and/or discretion.

Product Description Layer HCPCS Code
66020626 Latex-Free Multi-Layer High Compression Bandaging System (1 Pc/Pkg and 8 Pkgs/Case) Padding Bandage A6207
  Padding Bandage Layer #1 A6441
  Light Conforming Bandage Layer #2 A6443
  Light Compression Bandage Layer #3 A6449
  Self-Adherent Bandage Layer #4 A6454

Instructions for Use

Caution: Before applying the first bandage, it is important to check the following:

  • Assess the patient to rule out arterial disease. The use of Doppler ultrasound is recommended.
  • Measure the ankle circumference to confirm that it is greater than 18 cm or 7¼ inches (padded).
  • Check if the patient's ankle circumference has changed due to a reduction in edema. Always re-measure after the initial treatment period.
  • Assess the patient's limb for bony prominences or calf fibrosis. Ensure that these are well protected using the PROFORE LF #1 padding bandage. 

Apply PROFORE LF in the following sequence:


Step 1

Wash and dry the leg and apply a moisturizing cream to the unbroken skin


Step 2

Apply the PROFORE LF WCL sterile wound contact layer. Remove from the pack with sterile forceps and apply to the wound. Hold in place until covered by by PROFORE LF #1


Step 3

PROFORE LF #1 padding bandage: Apply from the base of the toes to the knee using a simple spiral technique and 50% overlap. Do not apply tension.


Step 4

PROFORE LF #2 light conformable bandage: Apply from the base of the toes to the knee, over PROFORE LF #1, using a simple spiral technique and 50% overlap. Use tape to secure.


Step 5

PROFORE LF #3 ight compression bandage: Apply from the base of the toes to the knee, using a figure of eight technique at 50% extension. Use the central yellow line as guidance for 50% overlap. Use tape to secure.


Step 6

PROFORE LF #4 flexible cohesive bandage: Apply from toe to knee using a spiral technique with 50% extension and 50% overlap. Press lightly on the bandage to ensure that the bandage adheres to itself. Apply the bandage steeply across the foot to reduce build-up of material over the front of the ankle.

Please see Overview page for Precautions