HeelSafe™ DVT Hose features open-heel, “window” design to allow visualization and palpation of the heel. These hose provide compression, relief and protection made from lightweight, breathable material. HeelSafe are available in thigh-high and knee-high lengths and Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large sizes to accommodate everyone.
- Unique open-heel “window” design allows for easy visualization and palpation of the heel to help prevent heel pressure injuries.
- The graduated compression helps prevent pooling of the blood in the legs.
Graduated compression hosiery plays a vital role in the prevention of deep vein thrombosis. However, the pressure that graduated compression hosiery exerts on the heel can sometimes cause heel pressure ulcers, especially if patients are at risk for developing pressure ulcers.
That’s why Walgreen Health Solutions created HeelSafe DVT Hose. The unique open-heel “window” design not only relieves pressure on the heel and Achilles tendon, but also allows for easy visualization and palpation of the heel for the prevention of heel pressure injuries.
- At risk for deep vein thrombosis, blood clots, and who are at risk for or who have a history of heel pressure ulcers.
- Restricted by limited mobility
- Sitting or standing for long periods of time
- Often traveling for long periods of time
- Machine wash warm – Delicate
- Hand wash warm
- NO BLEACH
- Drip dry
- Do not wring
- No ironing
-Machine wash warm – Delicate
-Hand wash warm
-Do not wring
Surgical compression stockings play an important role in preventing deep vein thrombosis in at-risk patients.
Unfortunately, conventional surgical compression stockings’ inherent pressure can exacerbate or even help create the onset of conditions such as heel pressure ulcers. Patients at risk for heel ulcers can benefit from more specialized versions, like HeelSafe DVT Hose.
When prescribed and used properly, HeelSafe provides the same benefits as other surgical compression stockings:
• Improved blood flow
• Increased blood flow velocity
• Reduced risk of venous wall dilation and intimal tear
• Possible reductions in coagulability
Unlike standard compression stockings, HeelSafe also helps to prevent and treat heel ulcers via a unique open-heel design not found in other models. This type of “window” design decreases pressure on the heel and Achilles tendon by removing 18-20 mmHg pressure on the skin capillaries, and provides an easy way to see and palpate the heel to prevent heel pressure sores.
Advanced stockings like HeelSafe offer additional benefits such as comfortable super-stretch material and anti-microbial moisture-wicking yarn to keep the skin dry and cool. Patient compliance is greatly enhanced by the new yarn’s ease of donning and removal.
WARNING: In vitro study with HeelSafe DVT Hose showed evidence of mild reactivity. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Patients with edematous, breached or compromised skin. Peripheral vascular disease – No pulses = no compression hose. CAUTIONS: Consult with your doctor if you have a history of allergies or sensitivity to nylon or spandex; or compromised circulatory function. PRECAUTIONS: Consult with your doctor if you observe any redness or swelling at the heel opening. Ensure that the measurement instructions for the calf and thigh shown in these directions for use are carefully followed to ensure correct fitting.