Patient compliance is key
Proper compression therapy starts in a clinical setting, but continues at home, allowing patients to take more control of their symptoms. The challenge is that compression garments may be uncomfortable to wear. They can also be difficult for patients to put on and take off themselves, especially for elderly patients, which may cause them to give up completely. Be sure to help your patients understand what their role is in helping manage their venous disease.
How do you help improve patient compliance?
Newer compression garments, such as AccuWrap, are best applied by the clinician. This 2-layer wrap helps reduce the edema of the leg. When AccuWrap is removed, your patient may be able to continue to apply compression with COMPRECARES to help maintain the leg size until the wound is closed.
Compression therapy products that include educational packaging can also help patients comply with treatment.