Q: What is Anti-Embolism Stocking?
A: Anti-Embolism stockings are specially made, elastics socks that gently squeeze your leg to increases venous blood flow velocity.
It comes in white color with either thigh or knee length,
Q: What is the intended use for Anti-Embolism Stocking?
A: To prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) /blood clot developing in calf.
Q: Who uses them?
A: Non-ambulatory patients or those that are lying 95% of the time
Q: Why is the compression level of Anti-Embolism Stocking?
A: Usually below 20mmHg. Most commonly 8-18mmHg according to NICE Guidelines/Sigel Profile
Q: Should Anti-Embolism Stocking be worn at night?
A: The stockings should be worn day and night during your stay in hospital. Stockings should be removed for no longer than 30 minutes every day. It is recommended to be used all day long until patient full mobilize.
Q: Why choosing the correct size is important?
A: Proper measuring is important to insure proper fit, reducing the chance of skin breakdown, ease of application, comfort, patient compliance and performance.