Flowtron Excel

The DVT prevention device that excels in simplicity and patient comfort

Flowtron® Excel is a clinically proven, effective, non-invasive, mechanical prophylaxis system designed to reduce the incidence of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).

Flowtron® Excel is a clinically proven, effective, non-invasive, mechanical prophylaxis system designed to reduce the incidence of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).
Based on clinical evidence, today’s guidelines recommend intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC either as an effective standalone modality, for patients at high risk of bleeding or as a combined therapy for patients at high risk of VTE. ¹⁻⁴)

The trusted DVT prevention device that excels in simplicity and patient comfort
Clinically proven and non-invasive, Flowtron® Excel is a mechanical prophylaxis system which helps reduce the incidence of Deep Vein Thrombosis in Acute Care settings.

Clinically effective VTE prevention
The Flowtron Excel system is a clinically effective, non-invasive, mechanical
prophylaxis system designed to prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) in health care
facilities. The system can be used before, during and after all types of major surgery
including but not limited to orthopedic, trauma, urological and general surgery. It
is also suitable for other patient groups including neurology, critical care, general
medical and obstetrics.

By providing compression to a limb via calf or thigh length garments, the system
increases blood velocity in the deep veins, reduces stasis⁵ and stimulates fibrinolysis⁶
– the body’s natural method of preventing clots.

“The advantages of Flowtron Excel garments are that they are well tolerated by patients, are effective, have no side-effects as the risk of hematoma and bruising are removed, and are highly visible and cost-effective”⁷


References.
1. Guyatt GH, AkL EA, Crowther M et al. Executive Summary: Antithrombotic Therapy and Prevention of Thrombosis. 9th edition. American College of Chest Physicians. Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines. Chest. 2012; 141(2):7S-47S.
2. Nicolaides A, Fareed J, Kakkar A et al. Prevention and Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism - International Consensus Statement. International Angiology. 2013; 32(2):111-260.
3. National Institute of Health & Clinical Excellence (NICE). Venous thromboembolism in over 16s: reducing the risk of hospital-acquired deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism. https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng89. Last accessed December 2019.
4. Kakkos SK, Caprini JA, Geroulakos G et al. Combined intermittent pneumatic leg compression and pharmacological prophylaxis for prevention of venous thromboembolism. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2016; 9:CD005258.
5. Kakkos SK, Caprini JA, Geroulakos G et al. Combined intermittent pneumatic leg compression and pharmacological prophylaxis for prevention of venous thromboembolism. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2016; 9:CD005258.
6. Comerota AJ, Chouhan V, Harada RN et al. The fibrinolytic effects of intermittent pneumatic compression. Annals of Surgery. 1997; 226(3):306-314
7. Comerota AJ, Chouhan V, Harada RN et al. The fibrinolytic effects of intermittent pneumatic compression. Annals of Surgery. 1997; 226(3):306-314.
8. Ellis J. The textile properties of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) garments: a factor in patient compliance with Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (IPC) systems. Arjo Whitepaper. March 2019. Arjo.A00096.1.0.INT.EN. 9. Arjo Data on File: Formative Evaluation Report 100082820. December 2019
Flexibility
• Single leg option offers the flexibility to use one garment
• Comprehensive range of calf and thigh length garments in S, M, L and XL sizes, providing a choice to the clinician and ensuring correct sizing for effective compression
• Pressure regulator dial gives the option to adjust the compression pressure, if required

Safety
• Clearly visible illuminated LED display shows actual pressure delivered to the garment, for easy monitoring
• Audible and visual alarm features identifying alarm conditions, minimizing disruption and allowing fast and easy troubleshooting
• Easy-to-clean, anti-kink tubing can be extended for convenient and safe pump positioning

Simplicity
• Lightweight pump design and integrated bed mount promote easy handling and convenient placement on the bed, table or stretcher
• Simple and secure snap-lock connection of garments to the pump prevents accidental disconnection, yet promotes easy set up
• Easy-to-apply garments with Velcro® closures ensure snug fit and simple adjustment to different leg shapes

Comfort and Compliance
• Lightweight, breathable and vapor permeable garments promote patient compliance to therapy by helping to prevent the build-up of heat and moisture⁸
• Clear visual instructions printed on garment for ease of use and safety in application⁹,
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References.
1. Guyatt GH, AkL EA, Crowther M et al. Executive Summary: Antithrombotic Therapy and Prevention of Thrombosis. 9th edition. American College of Chest Physicians. Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines. Chest. 2012; 141(2):7S-47S.
2. Nicolaides A, Fareed J, Kakkar A et al. Prevention and Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism - International Consensus Statement. International Angiology. 2013; 32(2):111-260.
3. National Institute of Health & Clinical Excellence (NICE). Venous thromboembolism in over 16s: reducing the risk of hospital-acquired deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism. https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng89. Last accessed December 2019.
4. Kakkos SK, Caprini JA, Geroulakos G et al. Combined intermittent pneumatic leg compression and pharmacological prophylaxis for prevention of venous thromboembolism. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2016; 9:CD005258.
5. Kakkos SK, Caprini JA, Geroulakos G et al. Combined intermittent pneumatic leg compression and pharmacological prophylaxis for prevention of venous thromboembolism. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2016; 9:CD005258.
6. Comerota AJ, Chouhan V, Harada RN et al. The fibrinolytic effects of intermittent pneumatic compression. Annals of Surgery. 1997; 226(3):306-314
7. Comerota AJ, Chouhan V, Harada RN et al. The fibrinolytic effects of intermittent pneumatic compression. Annals of Surgery. 1997; 226(3):306-314.
8. Ellis J. The textile properties of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) garments: a factor in patient compliance with Intermittent Pneumatic Compression (IPC) systems. Arjo Whitepaper. March 2019. Arjo.A00096.1.0.INT.EN. 9. Arjo Data on File: Formative Evaluation Report 100082820. December 2019

The intended use of this product is to prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). It is not for use in the home healthcare environment. The Flowtron® Excel system should be used as part of a prescribed plan of care.

Technical Specification

Size
5 1/4" x 6" x 10 3/4"
Weight
5.1 lbs
Power120V, 60 Hz, 26 VA MAX
Pressure Range
30 - 60 mmHg
Suggested therapeutic Setting
40 mmHg
Cycle time
12 seconds inflation
48 seconds deflation

Ordering Info

CodeProduct DescriptionQuantity per Carton
AC550Flowtron Excel Pump (with tubing connector assembly)1 each
L550Tubing connection Assembly (60")5 pairs
L552Long Tubing Connection Assembly (120")5 pairs

Garment Ordering Information

CodeProduct DescriptionQuantity per Carton
DVT/10/DIStandard Calf Garment*
(up to 17"/430 mm calf circumference)
10 pairs
DVT/20/DILarge Calf Garment
(up to 23"/580 mm calf circumference)
10 pairs
DVT/30/DIStandard Thigh Garment*
(up to 28"/710 mm thigh circumference)
10 pairs
DVT/40/DILarge Thigh Garment
(up to 35"/890 mm thigh circumference)
10 pairs
DVT/60/DIExtra Large Bariatric Fit™ Calf Garment
(up to 32"/810 mm calf circumference)
10 pairs

* Sterilized option available

Flowtron Excel Instructions For Use

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Flowtron Excel - Quick reference guide - Use (A4, Portrait, Colour)

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Flowtron Excel - Quick reference guide - Controls (A4, Portrait, Colour)

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