Smith & Nephew's Profore Lite Multi-Layer Compression Bandaging System provides the same features at the original Profore compression bandage system but with reduced compression.
The Profore Lite system is designed to deliver effective compression on "mixed" aetiology leg ulcers. The bandages can also be used to manage venous ulcers in patients with ABPIs between 0.6 and 0.8 who cannot tolerate the full compression of standard Profore or Profore LF (latex free).
Each Profore Lite Multi-Layer Compression Bandage System pack contains the following (one of each):
- Profore WCL (sterile wound contact layer) - helps protect the wound site and wick away exudate into the absorbent padding
- Profore absorbent padding bandage - helps absorb exudate and protect bony prominences
- Profore light conformable bandage - helps absorb exudate and prepare and sculpt the leg for the application of the pressure layers
- Profore cohesive compression bandage - helps maintain continuous compression and keeps the system in place for up to a week
Profore bandages should be applied on patient's with ankle circumferences no greater than 18 cm or 7.25 inches (padded).
Proven effective in both hospital and community treatment studies, the PROFORE system is designed to deliver effective pressure, graduated compression (higher pressure at the ankle, decreasing pressure at the calf) and sustained compression. Profore compression bandages maintain effective levels of compression even after 7 days after application.
Profore bandages have sufficient absorptive capacity to manage exudate for up to a week without reapplication. During the initial phase of therapy, the patient may experience increased wound drainage as the compression system manages the edema. If strikethrough happens, remove the Profore Lite system and apply another.