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Not all NPWT
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KCI is Committed to Innovation and Research

 
The top 20 hospitals in the U.S. all choose V.A.C.® Therapy for a reason.1 KCI established Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) and has been leading the way forward ever since. Relentless innovation has led to numerous refinements and advances in NPWT Technology as evidenced by the existing body of clinical literature and supported by sales and service that are second to none.
 

 
What sets V.A.C.® Therapy apart?
V.A.C.® FACT #1

V.A.C.® Therapy is the only NPWT device engineered with SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Technology, a proprietary technology that maintains and adjusts to deliver set pressure at the wound site. Additionally, EASYCLEAR PURGE™ Technology is designed to proactively aid in the prevention and clearance of blockages.
 
 
V.A.C.® FACT #2
Blockage alarms on NPWT systems serve to detect and notify caregivers of existing blockages that could prevent programmed negative pressure from being delivered to the wound site. Of equal importance is how the NPWT system responds to a blockage being present. If the unit does not alarm to notify the caregiver to clear the blockage or does not attempt to clear the blockage, the wound may not receive the programmed therapy, which can result in poor outcomes. KCI initiated a bench study designed to evaluate the capability of NPWT systems at detecting and responding to blockages.
 
Conclusions: KCI V.A.C.® Negative Pressure Wound Therapy integrated with SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Technology performed significantly better in monitoring negative pressure delivery at a simulated wound site, notifying users if blockages exist that could prevent the programmed negative pressure from being delivered to the simulated wound site and attempted to overcome blockages by increasing negative pressure at the canister.
 
View the complete study: Incidence of Blockage Alarms when Dressing Connector Orifices are Blocked: Comparison of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Systems

What Your Peers Have To Say About V.A.C.® Therapy
Dale Danneker
MD General Surgeon
Julia Trainer
Nurse Practitioner
Amy Mikos
Wound Ostomy & Continence Nurse
 
Video Disclaimer
This video is intended for clinicians. The V.A.C.® Therapy System is indicated for patients with a variety of open wound types as well as closed surgical incisions. Prior to use, consult detailed product indications, safety information, and instructions contained in the KCI V.A.C.® Therapy Safety Information and Dressing Application Instructions provided in the dressing cartons.
 
NOTE:
Specific indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions and safety information exist for KCI products and therapies. Please consult a clinician and product instructions for use prior to application. Rx only.
 
 
 

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Not All NPWT Devices Are The Same: SENSAT.R.A.C.™ & EASYCLEAR PURGE™ Technologies
To better understand the capability of NPWT systems at delivering targeted negative pressure and removing fluid from the wound site, KCI initiated a bench study to ascertain what differences, if any, exist.
 
Not All NPWT Devices Are The Same: Blockage Alarms
To better understand the capability of NPWT systems at detecting and responding to blockages, KCI initiated a bench study designed to evaluate the parameters.
 
Incidence of Blockage Alarms when Dressing Connector Orifices are Blocked: Comparison of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Systems
View the 2017 SAWC Fall poster comparing the blockage alarm and clearance capabilities of select NPWT systems.

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