Ordering HemaClear can be based on size comparison or on OR case-mix. The two methods are described below.
The size comparison in Table 2 shows which HemaClear models replace each pneumatic cuff. Note that the pneumatic cuff length is the total length, including the overlap segment required in order to secure the cuff around the limb. In order to determine the maximum limb circumference for each cuff, the length of the overlapping segment needs to be subtracted. For example, if the pneumatic cuff is stated to be 34” and the overlapping segment (Velcro®) is 4”, then the maximal limb circumference is 30”. To convert to cm, this value should be multiplied by 2.5, so in this example the maximal limb circumference is 30 X 2.5 = 75 cm.
The second method is by determining the OR needs based on the mix of cases and practicing surgeons as shown in Table 2.
Functional Selection Table. For catalog numbers, see Table 1.
|Adult/ Ped||Surgery site||Ordering Recommendation||Comments|
|Adult||Lower extremity; knee, ankle||XL – Black & White||Placed at groin, essentially one-size fits all. Also for ankle cases by podiatrists and F&A surgeons|
|Adult||Foot||Model A or Large – Orange||Placed on ankle, 10 cm above malleolus. Orange is needed for patients with large feet (i.e. shoe >14)|
|Adult||Upper extremity||Medium – Yellow or Large – Orange||Placed above biceps, below deltoid. Size election based on circumference|
|Adult||Hand||Model F||Placed on forearm, 10 cm above wrist fold.|
|Adult/ teenager||Knee arthroscopy/ACL||XL – Black & White or Large – Orange||Placed at groin. In teenagers use Large if circumference at groin is less than 50 cm|
|Pediatric||Lower extremity||Medium – Green or Large – Blue||Depending on circumference at groin, per supplied measuring tape|
|Pediatric||Foot||Small – Pink||For small babies and toddlers|
|Pediatric||Upper extremity||Small – pink or Medium Green||Depending on circumference and length of arm|
|Pediatric||Hand||Small – pink or F||Placed on forearm|