Ultimate DonJoy Iceman Clear3 User Guide

Welcome to your comprehensive guide to using the DonJoy Iceman Clear3, an innovative device designed to help manage pain and swelling with cold therapy after surgery or injury. Here’s how to set it up and use it effectively:

  1. Add Ice To Fill Line Inside of Device: To ensure optimal cold therapy, fill the device to the line with ice. For convenience and to minimize mess, you can use frozen water bottles.

  2. Add Cold Water To Fill Line: After adding ice, pour cold water into the device up to the designated fill line.

  3. Place Lid On Device: Ensure the lip of the lid fits into the groove on the device. Press the front of the lid down to close and secure it, making sure it is properly sealed to prevent any leaks.

  4. Connect Iceman Clear3 Hose To The Cold Pad Hose: Attach the hose from the Iceman Clear3 to the cold pad hose. Make sure to hear a "snap" or "click" indicating that the hoses are securely connected and the fit is tight and snug.

  5. To Turn Device On: Insert the cord into the connection on the back of the device and plug the power supply into a wall outlet.

Cleaning & Storage Guide

After each use, proper cleaning and storage are crucial to maintaining the effectiveness and longevity of your Iceman Clear3:

  1. Unplug: Always unplug the power supply from the electrical outlet first.
  2. Safety First: Never unplug the device with wet hands to avoid the risk of electrical shock.
  3. Disconnect: Remove the cold pad from the hose.
  4. Drain and Dry: Drain the cooler and wipe it dry. Also, drain the cold pad by holding it so the hose hangs downward, pressing the buttons at the end of the hose to let all the water drain out.

Important Safety Instructions

Usage Precautions

  • Extension Cords: Avoid using an extension cord as it may affect the power output to the pump.
  • Skin Protection: Never place the cold pad directly against your skin. Always use a barrier, like a cloth or towel, to protect your skin.
  • Moisture Check: Regularly check for moisture on the barrier. If it is wet, stop using the device immediately to prevent colder temperatures from causing skin injuries.

Health Considerations

  • Contraindications: Do not use the Iceman Clear3 if you suffer from conditions like Raynaud's phenomenon, Buerger's disease, or other cold-sensitive disorders. Always use the device under a physician’s guidance.
  • Prescription Requirement: This device should only be used with a physician's prescription, which should clearly state the duration and frequency of use.

Safety Monitoring

  • Skin Monitoring: Frequently check the condition of the skin beneath the cold pad for any signs of irritation, numbness, or discoloration. If any adverse reactions occur, discontinue use immediately and consult your physician.

  • Hose Connections: Ensure all hose connections are secure to prevent leaks that could lead to infections or tissue necrosis.

  • Electrical Safety: Handle the transformer and power cord with dry hands only, and do not use the device near water or flammable anesthetics to avoid electrical shock or fire hazards.

Special Considerations

Special care should be taken when prescribing the Iceman Clear3 for patients with conditions like arthritis, diabetes, or neuropathies, as well as children under the age of 12 or those with decreased skin sensitivity.

Warranty and Service

DJO, LLC provides a six-month warranty from the date of sale, covering repairs or replacements due to material or workmanship defects.

By following these guidelines, you can maximize the therapeutic benefits of your DonJoy Iceman Clear3 while ensuring safety and reliability. Always consult your healthcare provider for personalized advice and instructions tailored to your specific medical needs.