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Confirm venous diagnosis by checking the pulses or measuring the ABPI.

When in doubt, refer to a specialist.

If it is the first time this patient receives compression:
Make sure to explain the VLU pathology and the importance of wearing their compression bandages as instructed.

Ideally, compression should be applied in the morning, after waking up, or after having raised the patient’s legs for one hour to reduce orthostatic edema.

For UrgoK2

Before starting, make sure you have:
- Medical gloves
- Scissors
- Surgical tape

Ensure the leg is shaped to look like an inverted cone.

Verify that bandaging starts from the basis of the toes.

Make sure the heel is covered.

Make sure the overlap is correct.

If you are right-handed, the pressure indicators should be fully covered by the wraps and will not be visible.

If you are left-handed, the pressure spot indicators should remain visible.

Make sure the leg is well covered and that there are no gaps, including at the heel and the back of the legs.

Make sure the pressure indicators are forming circles.

Ensure the bandage stopped 2 cm below the back of the knee, front and back.

Make sure there is a thin margin (about 1cm) of the white short-stretch bandage appearing behind the beige long-stretch bandage.

You should see a cuff of fluff at toes and below the knee.

To faciliate shoe fitting:
Once the beige bandage has been applied, use a nylon stocking so that it slides more easily into the shoe to faciliate fitting.

Alternatively, some caregivers apply the excess beige bandage vertically starting under the foot and move up to below the knee. This has a "shoehorn" effect.

Ask your patient to closely monitor if they experience any discomfort, pain or skin reactions whilst wearing the product. If so, they should refer to their healthcare professional as soon as possible.

If it is the first time
this patient receives
compression:


Follow-up after 24h to inquire if everything is going well with the treatment.

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How to check the pulses?

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The heel should be fully covered by the bandages, as in the photos below

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You should see a cuff of fluff at toes and below the knee

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