Study: Stockings for stroke patients don't work - page 2

LONDON -- Special stockings commonly given to stroke patients to prevent blood clots don't work, a new study reported Wednesday. Doctors often prescribe the tight, thigh-high stockings to patients... Read More

  1. by   Zana2
    I use the bag they come in (ok, if the skin is intact etc). Put it on as if it were a sock, slide the TEDs up, when it's properly on, get the toes out through the whole, remove the bag, pull back the sock over the toes and that's that.
    If they haven't still got the bag, I use the bottom part of my plastic apron, I tear it off, roll around the foot, slide the TEDs, etc.

    On the subject though, WOW, I'll keep that in mind! Thank you for the link.
  2. by   diane227
    I am not surprised about these results. I have always thought that those things were useless.
  3. by   country mom
    Ah yes, the ol' TED stockings. Always reminded me of stuffing a sausage casing. Now a study from Britain suggest they are not effective anyway.


    http://www.palmbeachpost.com/search/...Stockings.html
  4. by   sirI
    Threads merged.
  5. by   CITCAT
    there is a roll on adhesive thaat when applied to the skin like skin prep reduces the rolling effect , I wear a mild compression knee high to prevent varicoise veins and to prevent my feet becoming sore for the shift , hey it works for me and my feet and legs feel great.What can i say.
  6. by   keckRN5666
    I hate those things..I have no problem getting them on and I understand the issues with venous stasis but SCD's are more efficient. Also PVD is a contraindication to TEDS and the majority of patients have this diagnosed and the ones that don't probably should have it as a diagnosis.
  7. by   jr47
    the guys making pneumatic compression devices are gonna get a kick out of this!!!
  8. by   misswoosie
    It's important to remember
    1. The study looked at stockings only and only in STROKE patients
    2. Stroke patients don't routinely receive heparin for DVT prophylaxis as there is a lack of evidence for it's use.
    3. There is no evidence to support the use of Pneumatic compression devices in STROKE patients (yet!)
    4. All patients with a suspicion of Peripheral vascular disease should have ankle brachial pressure index measured before applying compression hosiery.Obviously many patients who have strokes are diabetic and in some patients there will be obvious signs of PVD.
    5.There is still evidence that stockings should be used for other groups of patients.
  9. by   Hygiene Queen
    Quote from misswoosie
    It's important to remember
    1. The study looked at stockings only and only in STROKE patients
    2. Stroke patients don't routinely receive heparin for DVT prophylaxis as there is a lack of evidence for it's use.
    3. There is no evidence to support the use of Pneumatic compression devices in STROKE patients (yet!)
    4. All patients with a suspicion of Peripheral vascular disease should have ankle brachial pressure index measured before applying compression hosiery.Obviously many patients who have strokes are diabetic and in some patients there will be obvious signs of PVD.
    5.There is still evidence that stockings should be used for other groups of patients.
    Awww man!!! Don't bring me down!
    I was truly hoping the day would come I'd never have to put those darn things on again.
    You bubble-burster you!
  10. by   misswoosie
    Soooooooooo sorry,
    Just didn't want everyone burning their stockings or anything else for that matter!
  11. by   GooeyRN
    D'oh! I really hate those things. Especially when the patients are still a tiny bit damp from a bath or whatever. I had to wear them for blood clots while pregnant during the summer and I couldn't stand them. I couldn't even get them on by myself. So I didn't wear them.

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