When utilizing a CPM machine, it is extremely important to follow the prescription set forth by the ordering physician. These directives include:
- The duration of use.
- Amount of time the CPM should be used each day.
- Amount of time the CPM should be used per session.
- Range of motion parameters.
Knee CPMs should be placed on a flat surface, such as a bed, couch, or floor, and specialty CPMs (shoulder, elbow) should be placed in an open space to allow for ample room for the patient. Do not set a knee CPM near the edge of the bed for fear that it could fall off the bed with a patient leg inside. Keep power cords out of the room’s traffic areas and unplug the CPM when it is not being used. Keep hand controls out of the reach of children, if possible, so that the settings do not get changed unknowingly.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your CPM and its safe usage, call the medcom group at (877) 301-4276.
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