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TED HOSE By Manuel A. Gallegos, RN, BSN

TED Hose Stands for::

TED Hose Stands for: Thrombo - embolic deterrent TED hose are usually white with a hemmed cut-out on the ball of the foot Caregivers can check circulation without having to remove the stockings

What are TED Hose?:

What are TED Hose? T.E.D. Hose stockings are long, tight fitting "socks" that keep mild pressure on the legs to prevent blood from clotting They come in different pressure tightness

When should TED Hose be worn?:

When should TED Hose be worn? 1. After surgery 2. On long airplane trips 3. If the patient has a history of poor circulation 4. If a person leads a sedentary lifestyle 5. For people who work long hours on their feet such as nurses, doctors and airline personnel, cashiers at stores

What is a Thrombus?:

What is a Thrombus? A Thrombus is usually referred to as a “clot” A thrombus is a solid mass of components of blood that forms locally in a vessel It is a natural process of the blood – but if the arteries are not open (filled with plaques) and the vessels are narrow – then there might be a problem! * A thrombus usually stays in one position.

What is an Embolus?:

What is an Embolus? Something that travels through the bloodstream, lodges in a blood vessel and blocks it Examples of emboli are a detached blood clot , A pulmonary embolus is a blood clot that has been carried through the blood into the pulmonary artery (the main blood vessel from the heart to the lung) or one of its branches, plugging that vessel * An embolus is also like a clot, but it moves around!

Embolus continued!!:

Embolus continued!! An embolus is most often a piece of a thrombus that has broken free and is carried toward the brain by the bloodstream The term thromboembolus is used a lot because it turns out that most emboli arise from thrombi Bits of plaque, fat, air bubbles, and other material also qualify as emboli

Blood Circulation:

Blood Circulation

What really happens?:

What really happens? An embolus floats along with the flowing blood until it encounters a narrowing in an artery through which it cannot pass When the embolus gets stuck, it blocks the artery

What is a Deep Vein Thrombosis:

What is a Deep Vein Thrombosis Deep vein thrombosis (throm-BO-sis), or DVT, is a blood clot that forms in a vein deep in the body Most deep vein blood clots occur in the lower leg or thigh That is when TED hose are very helpful

What does it look like?:

What does it look like?

Examples of DVT’s:

Examples of DVT’s

Causes and Symptoms:

Causes and Symptoms Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) refers to a blood clot embedded in one of the major deep veins of the lower legs, thighs, or pelvis A clot blocks blood circulation through these veins, which carry blood from the lower body back to the heart The blockage can cause pain , swelling, or warmth in the affected leg Blood clots in the veins can cause inflammation (irritation) called thrombophlebitis

What Caregiver’s should know about TED Hose:

What Caregiver’s should know about TED Hose Use TED hose only if directed by nurse or competent family member or physician Check TED hose often to make sure skin is intact Keep TED hose on for no longer than 8 hours at a time Then take them off for at night Keep TED Hose clean

Hose Care:

Hose Care Although very durable, TED hose absorb sweat and other bodily fluids (especially in the elastic bands) and need to be laundered daily Prolonged wear is not recommended Wash by hand and hang dry Bleaching TED hose is usually not recommended


Summary TED stands for Thrombo-embolic deterrent Thrombo means a solid mass of platelets A DVT stands for deep vein thrombosis The symptoms are: pain, swelling, and warmth to leg TED hose could be hand washed. No bleach

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