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The home caregivers are telling us starting the new year, they are not allowed to put on compression hose. Saying that putting them on wrong could cause blood clot. I was wondering if anyone knows if this is a new regulation in Arkansas. Or how could I find out?

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We have a Rx for her stockings, they have been putting them on for three years! I did see the new training requirements, which is good. Thank you for answer! Being a home caregiver is extremely hard!
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This sounds more like a policy decision on the part of the agency. Arkansas laws were updated 1/1/14 for training requirements.
It also depends on whether the person is a CNA (certified), a PCA (some training) or an HHA (no training).
Most importantly, there must be an active Rx order from an MD . Too many patients just go out and buy stockings without a professional fitting and buy the wrong level of compression.
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