Recently, Steve and Michelle provided an insightful training on the correct application of the Breg Polar Care Cube Wrap on pad, focusing specifically on the hip pad. This guide is essential for anyone using the Breg Polar Care Cube and Kodiak systems. Here's a detailed summary of their instructions. Watch by clicking the thumbnail below or read this summary.
Ensuring You Have the Correct Pad
Upon receiving your Breg Polar Care Cube & hip pad, it's crucial to verify that you have the correct part. These pads are not interchangeable between the Cube and Kodiak systems. The pad arrives in a sealed plastic bag, which, once opened, voids the return policy. A helpful tip is to check the part number and use the included QR code to access further resources on their YouTube channel.
Preparing the Pad for Use
Before applying the pad, it's important to adhere to skin safety protocols. The universal recommendation for ice application is 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off. The pad should never be placed directly on the skin. To ensure safety, Steve and Michelle recommend using sterile dressings as a barrier between the pad and your skin. These dressings come in a sealed bag and should be placed inside the pad.
Applying the Hip Pad
The hip pad comes with two adjustable Velcro straps to accommodate different body types. The first step is to insert the sterile dressing into the pad. Then, the long strap, designed to go around the waist, is attached first. It's adjustable and can be trimmed for a perfect fit. The second strap wraps around the thigh, following the same adjustment and trimming guidelines.
Setting Up the Cooler
Once the pad is securely in place, the next step involves preparing the cooler. Steve and Michelle suggest using freezer bags available on their website, which are more efficient than regular ice cubes. After filling the cooler with these bags or ice, add water to the fill line, and securely attach the hose from the cooler to the pad, ensuring a firm click indicates a proper connection.
Final Steps and Safety Reminder
After connecting the cooler, ensure the patient is comfortable, either sitting or lying down. Plug in the power supply to the cooler and then to a wall outlet. Remember, the key to effective and safe treatment is adhering to the 20 minutes on, 20 minutes off rule.
This comprehensive guide, as demonstrated by Steve and Michelle, is invaluable for anyone needing to apply the Breg Polar Care hip pad safely and effectively.