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Hot and cold portable therapy system
Note: please read all instructions and warnings before operating this unit
The AKS 2000 can seriously injure skin if used improperly. Follow all instructions to ensure product safety.
Discuss TREATMENT WITH YOUR LICENSED HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER
Provide a complete medical history including any reactions to cold. Ask your practitioner about potential adverse reactions and cold-induced injuries. Certain conditions make cold-induced injuries more likely. Use
only according to your prescription. Adhere strictly to doctor's instructions regarding use, treatment times, treatment frequency, settings, self-assessment and general best practices regarding your specific condition.
1. Connect therapy pad (or booties if provided) to the cooler hose. Couplings will click when they lock together.
2. Make sure the power supply is unplugged while adding water;
3. For cold therapy, open the cooler and fill with ice to above the fill line and then fill with water to the fill line; for heat therapy, add warm tap water to fill line.
NEVER OPERATE UNIT WITHOUT WATER. User must fill water to the fill line before turning on the pump.
4. Plug power supply into the wall outlet. (See power supply label for voltage.) NOTE: Always unplug unit when refilling with ke and water.
5. Position pad on the target therapy area with the smooth side toward the skin or slip on the booties.
6. If booties are included with your system, always use with the diabetic socks provided; the socks provide buffering and comfort to the area. Place feet into the booties and
secure Velcro strap. Always use an insulation barrier (such as Webril, Kerlix, cast padding, or elastic bandage) between the ARS therapy pad and skin. NOTE: Do not let the AKS
therapy pad treat exposed skin. If a sterile dressing is required by your doctor, but does not wholly cover the skin under the therapy pad, use an additional insulation barrier.
7. If you are using the universal or back pad, use the enclosed elastic belt to comfortably hold the wrap in place. Do not over-tighten the elastic belt.
8. Set-your temperature mode to the desired temperature; cold, low heat or high heat. Be sure to consult your physician if you are treating a condition.
9. The Control Panel settings on the unit are Cold, when using with ice and water, and Hot when using tap water. When using cold therapy, periodically replenish ice as needed.
10. The treatment timer is an analogue timer, once adjusted, the timer will set to that time till expired. DANGER: The C setting is a continuous operation of the unit (with no
auto-shut off) and it can be dangerous. Please Consult your physician for recommended treatment time settings.
11. User MUST empty water from the unit after every treatment session.
CAUTIONS AND WARNINGS
Danger - to reduce the risk of burns, adverse reactions, and malfunction, this product must be used
in accordance with the following instructions.
cold therapy could result in serious injury like full thickness skin necrosis. Supervision may be necessary to ensure precautions are followed, especially with young children and the elderly.
1. Ensure pads are not wrapped too tight.
2. If numbness or burning occurs, discontinue use and
consult your prescribing physician.
3. Heat can burn or irritate skin. For this reason, it is best
not to use it directly against the skin. Note: Minor skin
redness is to be expected.
4. If the ARS pump is being used on an injury; refrain from
using heat for at least 48 hours.
5. While in use, keep on a low surface, but away from
disturbance by pets or children.
» History of cold injury, frostbite, or adverse reactions
to cold application
» History of heat injury or adverse reactions to heat
» Monitor patients skin condition during therapy (every
20 minutes); special care monitoring must be
provided for children, patients on prolonged therapy,
unconscious or incapacitated patients, diabetics, and
those with poor circulation
» Application areas with compromised local circulation
» Potential wound healing problems, including those
from multiple surgical procedures; do not apply heat
to areas that are susceptible to developing bedsores
» Circulatory syndromes such as Raynaud's disease,
Buerger's disease, peripheral vascular disease,
vasospastic disorders, sickle cell anemia, and
hypercoagulable clotting disorders
» Local tissue infection
» Hand/wrist or feet/ankle surgery w/ polyneuropathy
RISK FACTORS FOR COLD-INDUCED INJURY
» Pathological sensitivity to cold
» Young children and the elderly
» Behaviors that negatively effect circulation, such as
poor nutritional habits, using tobacco, caffeine abuse,
and alcohol abuse
» Medications that negatively impact mental capacity
» Application area desensitization due to local
anesthesia or regional nerve blocks
» Medications that have a negative effect on peripheral
vascular circulation: beta adrenergic blockers and
» Excessive moisture at the application site
» Hand/wrist or feet/ankle surgery
» Communication barriers
If the risk of cold-induced injury is greater than the
benefit of cold therapy, do not prescribe the ARS 2000,
When prescribing to patients with risk factors:
» Use higher temperatures or a thicker insulation barrier
on the skin
.» Shorter treatment times, less frequent application, or
eliminating nighttime application
» Frequent skin checks and follow up examinations
Keep connections dry. Thq ARS 2000 holds and pumps
water, the electrical connections at the power outlet and
from the power cord to the ARS 2000 unit are not
waterproof and must be kept dry. Always keep the unit in
a place where the connections will not fall into water
(e.g., a tub, sink, etc.). If the electrical connections fall
into water, do not touch any wet part of the product.
Unplug only at dry electrical connections.
Do not operate — or unplug immediately — if
transformer, plug, or cord is damaged. To resolve
damaged parts, unplug and contact PMT.
.. CONNECT TO A PROPERLY GROUNDED OUTLET ONLY.
» DO NOT HANDLE THE TRANSFORMER OR ELECTRICAL
CORD WITH WET HANDS.
.. UNPLUG TO STOP THE PRODUCT WHEN NOT IN USE.
Unplug immediately after use. Never leave unattended
when plugged in.
» USE INDOORS ONLY
Do not use in places with flammable vapors or gasses,
high oxygen concentrations or other oxidizers. Risk of
explosion if used in the presence of flammable
anesthetic. Keep the cord and transformer away from
WATER DAMAGE AND LEAKS » WATER SPILLAGE CAN HAPPEN DURING USE. THEREFORE, PLEASE SET THE ARS-2000 ON A
SURFACE THAT CAN TOLERATE SPILLS OR WATER ABSORPTION. Do NOT
USE ON WOOD THAT CAN WARP, FINE CARPET, MATERIAL
THAT WILL BLEED COLOR, ETC. HOWEVER, IF VOUR PRODUCT LEAKS OR HAS ANY OTHER MECHANICAL DEFECT, DISCONTINUE USE AND
CONTACT YOUR PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE | WARRANTY
The ARS Therapy pump can run on tap water. Distilled water will help keep the unit running cleaner than tap water- but it is not
necessary to its operation. To clean your device, fill unit to fill line and then add a quarter cup of bleach or rubbing alcohol
circulate through your unit for 10 minutes then drain and rerun with tap water- and then drain again. This should be
preformed once every 6-12 months.
When using the large therapy boot (after turning the unit on), add water to the fill line, as the large boot consumes more water.
It is optimal to empty the water out of the hose and therapy pad. However, all water does not need to be removed from the
therapy pad (it is going to be difficult to do so). If you do not empty the water out of your hose, upon your next use you will
hove cold water mixing with your warm tap water. Either let it cycle with the heater on - or replenish the reservoir with hotter
WARRANTY: A one year manufacturer's
warranty is given to all Water therapy
systems. This warranty is for replacement of
like items only. The warranty does not cover
items out of production. If the Item is no
longer in stock, then we will upgrade to a
like model. The warranty policy only applies
to the device and does not include the pad
or accessories supplied with the unit. The
pad is covered under a 30-day warranty.
Units used as commercial rentals can void
Prescription labeling: Federal law restricts this device to sale or use by or on the order of a practitioner so licensed by the state.