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Actico2C

Actico2C - 2 component leg ulcer kit for the perfect combination of comfort and compression

In detail

Actico2C is a 2 component, latex free kit for managing leg ulcers. All the benefits of Actico applied over a skin friendly comfort layer. Applied at 100% full stretch in a simple spiral, reducing the risk of over compression.

 Key benefits

  • Suitable for venous leg ulcers in mobile and immobile patients
  • Ultra-low profile
  • Latex free
  • Can be worn up to 7 days
  • Low resting pressures so very comfortable at night
  • Non slip so Actico requires fewer re-applications
  • Patients can usually wear their normal footwear

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Indications

Indications for use:

  • Venous leg ulcers without or with mild, uncomplicated oedema (as a result of venous insufficiency), in both mobile and immobile patients.
  • If the ABPI is 0.8 - 1.3 Actico®2C Two component leg ulcer kit can be applied.
  • If the ABPI is >1.3 further investigation may be required before Actico®2C Two component leg ulcer kit is applied (Seek specialist guidance).

Precautions:

  • If the ABPI is 0.5 – 0.8 (venous leg ulcer with an arterial component) Actico® can be applied with caution – under specialist supervision. (Please refer to local guidelines.)
  • For patients with ankle circumference of less than 18cm and for patients with moderate- severe chronic oedema / lymphoedema, the use of Actico® inelastic cohesive compression bandages (with appropriate padding) is recommended.

Contraindications:

  • Significant arterial disease (ischaemia) according to vascular assessment
  • Current acute inflammatory episode
  • Acute deep vein thrombosis
  • Patients with diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis unless after specialist referral and under supervision
  • Patients with renal failure unless after specialist referral and under supervision
  • Congestive heart failure, as compression could lead to cardiac overload
  • Sensory disorders of the limb i.e. peripheral neuropathy
  • Known sensitivity to the bandage system

Following application:

  • If the patient shows signs of pain, reduced colour or numbness on their extremities distal to the bandage, then it should be removed immediately
  • Actico®2C Two component leg ulcer kit should not be reused
  • As with all compression bandage systems, training on the correct application of Actico®2C Two component leg ulcer kit is recommended

Ordering codes

LR code PIP code Hospital code
Comfort Layer 10cm x 3.5m 378-0699
Compression Layer 10cm x 6m 378-0707
Two component leg ulcer kit 18-25cm 10cm x 6m 376-5203
Two component leg ulcer kit 25-32cm 10cm x 9m 376-5211

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