Three Advancements In DVT Prevention Technology
Times have changed, but many DVT units have not. When PMP went to the drawing board, we wanted to address the pain points we witnessed in hospitals with their antiquated machines. VenaOne is the result of culminated decades of experience in the DVT prevention industry. It is the first and only mobile DVT prevention unit for the acute setting.
Here are three technology highlights of VenaOne that help protect patients and staff.
1. Tubeless & Cordless Technology- Many hospitals are still using technology that features tubes and cords. While helping prevent DVT, these devices tether patients to their beds, and increase the likelihood of a fall for patients and hospital staff. While patients recover in the hospital, there are many incidents that may provoke a patient to get out of bed. This could lead to an injury or other adverse events if they trip and fall. VenaOne allows patients to ambulate, and increases usage compliance.
Cutting the cords on these devices also protects medical staff. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2009 the incidence rate of lost-workday injuries from slips, trips, and falls in hospitals was 90 percent greater than the average rate for all other private industries combined. VenaOne helps reduce these risks while helping prevent DVTs.
2. From Hospital to Home DVT Prevention- The risk of DVT does not end when a patient is discharged from the hospital. Patients can be at risk of developing a DVT for up to 30 days post-surgery. With shorter hospital admissions, the need for at-home DVT prevention is greater than ever. VenaOne offers powerful and effective DVT prevention while the patient recovers in the acute setting. Pairing VenaOne with our line of mobile take-home devices such as our Circul8 line, helps prevent DVT while they recover at home. From hospital to home, provide the best DVT prevention protocol.
3. Non-Pharmaceutical Prevention- Blood thinners are widely prescribed, and come with the risk of adverse events and re-admissions. Bleeding is the most prevalent risk. Small household accidents could end up a big problem for patients and healthcare providers. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, if a patient's diet is high in vitamin K, the effectiveness of some blood thinners can be counteracted. VenaOne and Circul8 offer a safe and effective method of preventing DVTs. For the right patient, the need for blood thinners may be eliminated.
Reach out to here more about how VenaOne or our other mobile DVT prevention units can help protect patients from hospital to home.
See National Vice President of Precision's Acute Care Division, Jeff White, speak about these topics here: