PROFORE™ LF is a latex-free formulation, multi-layer compression bandage system. It has been developed in response to a growing concern from customers about the potential danger of latex allergy / hypersensitivity. PROFORE™ LF provides the same effective compression and sustained results as the standard PROFORE Multi-layer Compression Bandage System, but its latex-free formulation allows the healthcare provider to use it with confidence on allergy-sensitive patients. PROFORE™ LF is best used on ankle circumferences greater than 18 cm or 7¼ inches (padded).
Each PROFORE™ LF system pack contains the following:
One PROFORE™ LF wound contact layer
One PROFORE™ LF #1 padding bandage
One PROFORE™ LF #2 light conformable dressing
One PROFORE™ LF #3 light compression bandage
One PROFORE™ LF #4 flexible cohesive bandage
Proven effective in both hospital and community treatment studies, the PROFORE™ LF system is designed to deliver effective pressure.
PROFORE™ LF provides higher pressure at the ankle, with decreasing pressure exhibited at the calf.
Even a full week after application, PROFORE™ LF maintains effective levels of compression.
PROFORE™ LF pads bony prominences for protection and through the use of 2 compression layers, compression is built up gradually.
PROFORE™ LF has sufficient absorptive capacity to manage exudate for up to a full week without the need for reapplication. During the initial phase of therapy you may experience increased wound drainage as the compression system actively manages the edema. If strike through happens, remove the PROFORE™ LF system and apply another.
Weekly dressing changes reduce the nursing time required for the management of venous leg ulcers. Studies have shown that the multi-layer compression bandage system provides significant savings in cost of care.
PROFORE™ LF system pack contains everything necessary for the application of effective graduated compression therapy. PROFORE™ LF reduces preparation time, simplifies stock control and ensures that the correct components are always available.
PROFORE™ LF Multi-Layer Compression Bandage System is indicated for the management of venous leg ulcers and associated conditions.
PROFORE™ LF should not be used on patients with an Ankle Brachial Pressure Index (ABPI) of less than 0.8, or on diabetic patients with advanced small vessel disease.
Should the patient develop pain or pale, cool or numb extremities distal to the dressing, the bandages should be promptly removed. If the patient has a very thin ankle or very prominent tibial crest, extra padding should be applied to these areas to prevent pressure necrosis.
Failure to detect significantly reduced arterial flow can result in pressure necrosis, amputation or even death.
The risk of arterial as well as venous disease rises with age.
Insctructions for Use:
Caution: Before applying the first bandace, it is important to check the following:
Assess the patient to rule out arterial disease. The use of Doppler ultrasound is recommended.
Measure the ankle circumference to confirm that it is greater than 18 cm or 7¼ inches (padded).
Check if the patient’s ankle circumference has changed due to a reduction in edema. Always re-measure after the initial treatment period.
Assess the patient’s limb for bony prominences or calf fibrosis. Ensure that these are well protected using the PROFORE ™ LF #1 padding bandage.
Apply PROFORE ™ LF in the following sequence:
Wash and dry the leg and apply a moisturizing cream to the unbroken skin
Apply the PROFORE ™ LF WCL sterile wound contact layer. Remove from the pack with sterile forceps and apply to the wound. Hold in place until covered by by PROFORE ™ LF #1
PROFORE ™ LF #1 padding bandage
Apply from the base of the toes to the knee using a simple spiral technique and 50% overlap. Do not apply tension.
PROFORE ™ LF #3 ight compression bandage
Apply from the base of the toes to the knee, using a figure of eight technique at 50% extension. Use the central yellow line as guidance for 50% overlap. Use tape to secure.
PROFORE ™ LF #4 flexible cohesive bandage
Apply from toe to knee using a spiral technique with 50% extension and 50% overlap. Press lightly on the bandage to ensure that the bandage adheres to itself. Apply the bandage steeply across the foot to reduce build-up of material over the front of the ankle.