Talk about a game-changer! Here’s a new dressing from DUKAL CORPORATION for patients with lymphedema or venous leg ulcers. The large-sized boot can absorb up to a full GALLON of drainage! Read more about the ECLYPSE BOOT by DUKAL in the product review below. Plus, be sure to check out THE VIDEO from our friend Nancy Morgan co-founder of WCEI (The Wound Care Education Institute) that was filmed in Dallas, Texas during her Wipe out Wounds 2016 National Tour. In the video, Nancy discusses the advantages of using the Eclypse Boot with David Welch the Clinical Support Manager for DUKAL CORPORATION. David was one of the featured industry experts on the Wipe Out Wounds 2016 National Tour, and provided hands-on demonstrations of the Eclypse Boot during a series of one-day seminars held around the US. This video received over 9,000 views on WCEI's facebook page - so if you are a wound care clinician be sure to check it out!
WHAT IS THE ECLYPSE BOOT?
Have you ever had a patient with a venous leg ulcer, lymphedema, or you're managing copious amounts of drainage where you find yourself using multiple dressings? And a lot of times, a lot of these wounds get macerated. Well, I want to introduce you to a new product that is going to be a game changer - a product called the Eclypse Boot. The Eclypse Boot by Dukal (manufactured by Advancis Medical in the UK) was specifically designed to manage heavy drainage with patients that are suffering from venous stasis ulcers, or lymphedema patients with that weepy skin. In other words, the primary purpose of the dressing is to absorb and sequester heavy amounts of wound exudate.
What Eclypse Boot is designed to do is completely encompass the lower extremity. Eclypse Boot will wrap around the lower leg, just below the knee all the way around the heel, and cover the entire foot all the way to the toes. It looks just like a Boot on the patient.
CAN I PUT COMPRESSION ON TOP OF THE ECLYPSE BOOT?
You can compress right over the top of Eclypse Boot. You can use Tubigrip to secure it or roll gauze and tape - whatever is most convenient in the patient scenario that you are working with.
HOW LONG CAN I KEEP THE ECLYPSE BOOT IN PLACE?
Eclypse Boot can be left on the patient for up to 7 days. Drainage always dictates how long any dressing stays on, but it has a max wear time of up to 7 days. It will extend your dressing wear time, thereby reducing your supply costs as you will not need all the "extra" absorptive dressings (ABD pads, foam dressings, super absorbent dressings, etc.).
HOW MUCH DRAINAGE DOES ECLYPSE BOOT ABSORB?
The small Eclypse Boot will absorb half a gallon (1/2 gallon) of drainage. The large Eclypse Boot will absorb three quarters of a gallon (3/4 gallon) of drainage.The X-Large Eclypse Boot will absorb a full gallon (1 gallon) of drainage. This will reduce the number of dressing changes required significantly, due to the absorbency capabilities of the Eclypse Boot super absorbent dressing.
"A FULL GALLON of Drainage. That is just . . . unbelievable. I've never seen a product do that. That's wonderful."
- Nancy Morgan, co-founder WCEI (The Wound Care Education Institute)
HOW DO I ORDER THE ECLYPSE BOOT?
Supreme Medical is the preferred distributor for the Eclypse Boot by DUKAL CORPORATION. We keep all sizes in stock and available for immediate shipment - with all orders received by 3PM CST shipping the same day. We make every size available to order at wholesale pricing by the INDIVIDUAL DRESSING ("each")
To order the Eclypse Boot by Dukal corporation, please visit the Supreme Medical Website for easy online ordering. If you are an Alumni with WCEI (The Wound Care Education Institute), you can also access the Supreme Medical catalog from WCEI's mobile app - Wound Central. Simply download the Wound Central app to your mobile device or tablet and click the STORE icon to start shopping for the wound care supplies and WCEI educational materials you need!
WILL MEDICARE OR COMMERCIAL INSURANCE COMPANIES PAY FOR THE ECLYPSE BOOT?
YES! While Medicare does not provide a fixed fee schedule for the HCPCS Code they have assigned to the Eclypse Boot (A6198), Supreme Medical through a partnership with our network of third party biller (DME) customers has discovered how providers can properly submit a claim to get the Eclypse Boot covered by insurance for patients at home suffering from heavily draining lower extremity wounds. Venous leg ulcer patients with large edema and multiple lower extremity wounds tend to be more likely to be approved by Medicare. It does remain a case by case basis for approval, however, for those "train wreck" patients with multiple venous leg ulcers our customers will work with clinicians in wound clinics to do all they can to get the Eclypse Boot covered by insurance for patients at home that could benefit from this game changer of a product. Between 40-60 percent of all patients visiting a wound center are there because they have a venous stasis ulcer - so the opportunity for this product to benefit a tremendous amount of patients is huge!
This process can get tricky, so please use the following approved third party biller (DME) contacts for assistance with patient referrals from out-patient wound clinics needing the Eclypse Boot:
Trish Mattimoe, RN
Innovative Wound Solutions
Office Phone: 800-893-7987
Cell Number: 419-494-7642
WHAT IF THE PATIENT IS RECEIVING HOME HEALTH SERVICE?
Please keep in mind that if a patient is receiving home health service, a third party biller (DME) can not bill Medicare for those patients as it is the responsibility of the home health service to provide the wound care dressings those patients need. However, many patients have gone to Managed Care Plans, many of which are not bundled, so it really does vary case by case depending upon the type of plans the patient is covered through as some replacement plans allow referral to a third part biller (DME) company for supplies. Please check to confirm patient eligibility for patients under the care of home health.
WHAT IF THE PATIENT IS CURRENTLY RESIDING IN A NURSING HOME?
Patients in ECFs (extended care facilities, aka nursing homes) can obtain supplies from a third party biller (DME )company after 100 days. Medicare, under Part A, covers the first 100 days of skilled care in a Medicare certified skilled nursing facility based on criteria being met. Please check to confirm patient eligibility for patients residing in a nursing home.
NEED TO PURCHASE THE ECLYPSE BOOT FOR YOUR FACILITY?
If you are with a nursing home, home health or hospice agency you can purchase the Eclypse Boot from Supreme Medical at Wholesale Pricing that is designed to give your facility the lowest cost on the wound care dressings you require for the patients you serve. The Eclypse Boot dressing will drastically reduce skilled nursing time spent on performing dressing changes, as the boot can be left on the wound for up to 7 days and absorbs up to a full gallon of fluid! If the Eclypse Boot can save your agency a nursing visit, that keeps about $200 in your agencies pocket! In some cases, a home health nurse may be going to the patients home daily and performing daily dressing changes due to the amount of drainage, so the savings generated from reduced nursing time can really add up quickly and helps to justify the higher cost of the product versus traditional wound care dressings.
HOW DO I SETUP A PRODUCT IN-SERVICE FOR THE ECLYPSE BOOT AT MY FACILITY?
If you are a healthcare professional and would like to have a representative from DUKAL CORPORATION come to your facility and provide a product in-service and education on the Eclypse Boot line of wound dressings, please contact:
David Welch, CWCMS
Director, DUKAL Advanced Wound Care Division
Phone number: 631-681-4549 (direct line)