Recently, Michelle provided an insightful training on the application and use of the Breg Polar Care Cube pads, a vital tool for those seeking relief from pain and swelling due to surgery, injury, or intense physical activity. This training, presented by Steve from My Cold Therapy, is a step-by-step guide, ensuring users can maximize the benefits of cold therapy safely and effectively. Watch the video by clicking the thumbnail below or read about in this summary.
Understanding the Basics and Precautions
The training begins with the basics, emphasizing the importance of verifying the pad and part number. This is crucial for ensuring compatibility with your specific cold therapy device, as different models like the Cube and Kodiak systems have distinct connectors. Michelle highlights the significance of this step by pointing out the part number on the pad's label.
A critical aspect covered in the training is the safety measures associated with using these pads. Users are cautioned against placing the cold pad directly on the skin to avoid potential damage or frostbite. Adhering to the universal protocol of '20 minutes on, 20 minutes off' is advised, along with consulting a doctor for personalized instructions. To further protect the skin, the use of sterile pads or a thin barrier like a towel or t-shirt is recommended.
Step-by-Step Application Process
Michelle meticulously walks through the application process. It starts with opening the sealed package and preparing the pad by removing protective tabs. The next step involves attaching the dressing to the pad, ensuring it's firmly in place. The pads, such as the regular shoulder pad for the Cube system (part number 0490), are designed with numbered straps corresponding to numbered spots on the pad. This design facilitates an easy and correct application.
The application process is detailed, with specific instructions on how to attach each strap. For instance, the number three strap goes under the arm and might require some adjustment for a comfortable fit. The convenience of the patient assisting in the process, if possible, is also mentioned.
Setting Up the Cooler and Final Steps
Once the pad is in place, the focus shifts to preparing the cooler. This involves connecting hoses and ensuring a secure connection, indicated by a distinct 'click' sound. The power supply is then connected, and the system is ready for use.
Enhancing the Cold Therapy Experience
To enhance the user experience, Steve introduces a practical tip: the use of freeze bags. These bags, used in the cooler, can be rotated between the cooler and the fridge, offering a convenient and efficient way to maintain the cold temperature without constantly needing fresh ice.
This training, led by Michelle and presented by Steve, is an invaluable resource for anyone looking to use the Breg Polar Care Cube pads effectively. It not only guides users through the correct application process but also emphasizes safety and convenience, ensuring an optimal cold therapy experience.