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I've used Parks for 18 years now and have always liked Parks.  Used a Nicolet Vasoguard for about a year and I liked that also, especially the toe PPG clips.  Those were nice - not only to get toe pressures but quick toe waveforms.  I tried to fit the clips to Parks PPG probes but, as I predicted, the Parks probes were too big.  Don't have experience with the Unetix but I am happy with Parks and would be just as happy with the Vasoguard.  If Unetix has PPG clips then that would be something to definitely consider - I'm also not a fan of velcro or tape.  Half the time the double stick tape doesn't stick very well.
 
Jeff Stanley BS,RVT
The Surgical Clinic
Nashville, TN

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From: UVM Flownet on behalf of Rita Zeak
Sent: Mon 1/5/2009 9:49 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Unetixs PVR System(s)


I take alot of toe pressures, on all new pts and diabetics, non compressables (great toe) I always use tape, I am not for the velcro, I have used smaller clips but they can pop off. Rita


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From: Don Ridgway <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: Mon, 5 Jan 2009 10:18 am
Subject: Re: Unetixs PVR System(s)


The Unetix PPG sensors have the spring-clips, indeed very handy. I've never 
understood the idea of strapping the sensor around the digit, which would mash 
down on the subcutaneous bed. I don't know for sure that it would interfere with 
a proper reading, but double-stick tape seems better: no pressure between sensor 
and skin. I'd be interested to see what anyone else thinks about strapping down 
with the velcro, pro or con.

The spring-clips exert very little pressure.

Don Ridgway




-----Original Message-----
From: UVM Flownet on behalf of Smith, Matthew G.
Sent: Mon 1/5/2009 7:06 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: Unetixs PVR System(s)
 
I could be wrong, but doesn't the Nicolet system come with these great plastic 
toe clips for the PPG sensors (kind of like a clothes pin)?  They really save 
time.  I've mentioned to Parks reps in the past that they should have the same 
thing, but they've always been dismissive of that idea.  I've never once used 
the six inch Velcro strip they include (which won't even go on most toes if 
there's a cuff on.  Taping the sensors on toes takes extra time and is tough 
with gloves on sometimes.  Maybe Parks will wake up and improve that one day 
(probably not, the response I got is that few people take toe pressures 
anymore)...

 Matt

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