End-Diastolic Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Therapy (such as Circulator Boot TM)
The purpose of this course is to explain the use of the Circulator Boot™, an end-diastolic intermittent pneumatic compression device that is used to treat circulatory disorders, including peripheral vascular disease-related ulcerations, both resulting from arterial insufficiency and venous stasis.

Course Publication Date: June 26, 2017

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Wanda Lockwood RN, BA, MA
Course No:PCT052417
Contact Hours:2.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
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Learning Objectives
  • Explain the purpose and function of the Circulator Boot™.
  • Explain the difference between the end-diastolic compressions of the Circulator Boot™ and those delivered by other intermittent pneumatic compressions (IPC) devices.
  • Explain how the Circulator Boot™ is considered a “cardiac assist device.”
  • List and explain the 5 FDA-approved uses of the Circulator Boot™.
  • List and explain the 4 therapeutic effects of the Circulator Boot™.
  • Outline the procedure for application of the Circulator Boot™ and treatment.
  • Explain how different compression ratios are used.
  • Explain how Sea Soaks™ are used.
  • List and explain the different grades of the Wagner ulcer classification system.


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