This inservice video is intended for health care professionals and those working in medical distributors and pharmacies.
By popular request, we created an inservice video for EdemaWear.We encourage you to share it with your colleagues.
The transcript is below for your reference from the English video
Michael Quart [00:00:02] Hello, my name is Michael Quart. I’m the President of Quart Medical and the importer and distributor of EdemaWear in Canada. Welcome to a short inservice video on EdemaWear, a new novel approach to the management of swollen limbs associated with edema and lymphedema. A typical application is the lower leg.
Michael Quart [00:00:30] EdemaWear is unique longitudinal compression, which makes visible, parallel ridges up and down the skin in contrast to the conventional wraps and devices which are circumferential compression. EdemaWear is 15 to 20 mmHg compression for regular and it is 5 to 10 mmHg compression for the Lite. Or it is really designed for tender skin. Under the ridges it is much higher the compression between the ridges it is zero. So, it’s really the average. And what this does is it ensures open channels for the flow of blood and lymph without the possibility of tourniquet effect.
Michael Quart [00:01:20] The first step is to get the right size. Measure the circumference of the thickest part of the calf. From there, you have four choices. Small, which is up to 45 cms, medium, which is up to 75 cms, large, which is up to 115 cms and then extra-large, which is 150 cms in circumference. The most common sizes are small and medium. They do have coloured stripes, your colour coded and the colours only designate the size. I do want to mention that you get two in a package of small and one in all other sizes.
Michael Quart [00:02:06] Small, which fits up to 45 cms in circumference, medium which fits up to 75 cms in circumference and large which fits up to 115 cms in circumference. Then we have an extra-large that fits up to 150 cms in circumference.
Michael Quart [00:02:29] EdemaWear is easy to put on. What you do is just take the stockinette and you roll it down like a doughnut. And then just pull it on, and then unroll it. You can make a cuff at the top, if you’re having problems with it or if you do have problems with it rolling down. It does not cause a tourniquet effect or what you can do is completely turn it inside out. And what happens is if it goes to roll down, it will roll in towards itself. If need be cut it. You just use scissors, cut it off and it doesn’t fray or unravel.
Michael Quart [00:03:21] EdemaWear can be worn 24/7. And it should be taken off once a day for cleansing and moisturizing. It is made of medical-grade Lycra, Spandex and Nylon, but it is not made of natural rubber latex. It is packaged in individual sealed packages for infection control reasons.
Michael Quart [00:03:45] How to care for the product, hand wash in cold water. Do not use bleach. Hang to dry. Do not use a dryer. Blood stains may be taken out with hydrogen peroxide and the lifespan of EdemaWear is from four to six months if worn daily and adequately cared for.
Michael Quart [00:04:06] You will find on my website quartmedical.com, clinical evidence that has been conducted mainly here in Canada and also frequently asked questions, which will find some helpful hints for patients or clients.
Michael Quart [00:04:23] To summarize, what happens is the EdemaWear will make ridges in the skin, which allows free open pathways for drainage to flow. Compression is a mainstay of long-term therapy in edema and lymphedema; a big issue is compliance or adherence. People do prefer to wear EdemaWear. It’s easy to put on and to take off. It’s comfortable. It’s cool and has a nice open weave.
Michael Quart [00:04:59] You can order EdemaWear online at quartmedical.com or through our medical distributors or select pharmacies.
Michael Quart [00:05:07] Thank you for watching this video. Share it with your colleagues and I’d be glad to answer any questions that you may have, our contact information will be on the next screen.