Graduated compression hosiery plays a vital role in the prevention of deep vein thrombosis. However, the pressure that graduated compression hosiery exerts on the heel can sometimes cause heel pressure ulcers, especially if patients are at risk for developing pressure ulcers.
That’s why Walgreen Health Solutions created HeelSafe DVT Hose. The unique open-heel “window” design not only relieves pressure on the heel and Achilles tendon, but also allows for easy visualization and palpation of the heel for the prevention of heel pressure injuries.
- At risk for deep vein thrombosis, blood clots, and who are at risk for or who have a history of heel pressure ulcers
- Restricted by limited mobility
- Sitting or standing for long periods of time
- Often traveling for long periods of time
- Machine wash warm – Delicate
- Hand wash warm
- NO BLEACH
- Drip dry
- Do not wring
- No ironing