Stryker Sustainability Solutions, the nation's leading provider of reprocessed compression sleeve devices has launched its very own deep vein thrombosis (DVT) solution. The Restep® DVT System is a comprehensive, cost effective, and environmentally responsible Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (IPC) sleeve and uniform “Pulse” compression pump. Restep® compression sleeves are constructed of a durable, material designed to be lighter weight and thinner and do not contain PVC or latex, reducing your hospital’s impact on the environment.
Stryker has received U.S. FDA 510(k) clearances for this comprehensive product offering. Stryker submitted validation data to the FDA that demonstrate cleanliness, material integrity and 100% functional performance for our reprocessed compression sleeves—ensuring our customers receive safe, functional devices for use. Through reprocessing, Stryker allows hospitals and surgery centers to potentially realize substantial supply cost savings and reduce environmental impact. Restep® is designed to allow healthcare professionals to provide compression therapy with a sense of improved patient comfort.
The Restep® DVT System consists of a pump and compatible leg and foot compression garments. The system is lightweight, portable, pneumatic compression device that helps to stimulate blood flow in the deep veins of the legs. The Restep® DVT system is indicated for use for the prevention of deep vein thrombosis due to the presence of risk factors for thrombus formation during orthopedic, trauma, urologic, neurology, critical care, general medicine, obstetrics, and general surgery.
Published literature generally demonstrates that patient compliance plays a role in effective application of pneumatic compression systems1.Devices which are lighter and more comfortable for the patient could encourage more consistent use and may have better results. The lighter weight and thinner Restep® sleeve was designed with patient comfort in mind. The Restep® sleeve is PVC-free and can be reprocessed, helping to reduce the amount of hospital waste sent to landfills by tens of thousands of tons each year.
Pulmonary Embolism resulting from DVT is one of the most common hospital-preventable deaths in the United States.2 Health care settings include the use of compression garments as preventative therapy for post-surgical and at-risk patients during their hospital stay. Each compression garment is cleaned using a high level disinfection process. Stryker’s Restep®compression garments are packaged in green, smart-tech bags, promoting maximum performance with minimal environmental impact. These bags are manufactured using 100% renewable energy generated from wind and solar power and are recyclable, non-toxic, and contain no pre-consumer waste.
1. Stryker Sustainability Solutions; A Review of Pneumatic Compression Systems: The Science Behind Restep 2. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality;Preventing Hospital-Acquired Venous Thromboembolism, A Guide for Effective Quality Improvement http://www.ahrq.gov