Tips for managing Compression Stockings

Compression Stocks are hard to get on other people

Hey there, fellow caregivers! Let’s talk about a task that’s as challenging as it is essential – putting on compression stockings. We all know the struggle; it can feel like wrestling a hangry sausage dog (more on Koda and Chip later…). But fear not! We’ve got some insider tips straight from the trenches of nursing that’ll have you donning compression stockings like a pro in no time.

Tip 1 | Timing is Key

Ever tried putting on compression stockings right after a shower? It’s like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole – messy and frustrating. So here’s the deal: avoid putting on compression stockings while your legs are still damp. Give them a few minutes to air dry completely before attempting the wrestling match.

Tip 2 | Tools of the Trade

Did you know there are nifty little gadgets out there designed specifically to make putting on compression stockings a breeze? These application aides not only make the task easier but also ensure greater comfort for the patient or participant. Plus, they’ll save your back from unnecessary strain – win-win!

Tip 3 | Handle with Care

Want your compression stockings to last longer than a Kardashian marriage? Then listen up. Wash them in a delicates bag. It’s a simple care tip that can extend the lifespan of your stockings by leaps and bounds. Need proof? One of our nurses shared that they had a pair last for a whopping ten years just by following this tip. Talk about getting bang for your buck!

So there you have it, folks – three tips to help you conquer the daunting task of putting on compression stockings like a seasoned pro. And as promised, stay tuned for more adventures featuring Koda and Chip, the hangry sausage dogs of the nursing world.

Until next time, keep caring, keep sharing, and keep those stockings snug!


Sush and the Team

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