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V.A.C.ULTA™ Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System


V.A.C.ULTA™ Therapy Unit
V.A.C.ULTA™ Therapy Unit
V.A.C.ULTA™ Unit with V.A.C. VERAFLO™ Therapy
V.A.C.ULTA™ Unit with V.A.C. VERAFLO™ Therapy

Fourth Generation V.A.C.® Therapy System for Hospital Use Only

Designed for use with trusted V.A.C.® Therapy accessories and compatible with all V.A.C.® Therapy Dressings and INFOV.A.C.™ Canisters, the V.A.C.ULTA™ Therapy System also features:
 
  • Enhanced Graphic User Interface
  • SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Technology for pressure monitoring and adjustment at the wound site
  • SEAL CHECK™ Feature to help identify leaks
  • DYNAMIC PRESSURE CONTROL™, the evolution of intermittent therapy
Learn more about V.A.C. VERAFLO™ Therapy
 

Overview

One Unit, Four Therapies

  • V.A.C. VERAFLO™ Instillation Therapy
  • V.A.C.® Negative Pressure Wound 
    Therapy
  • ABTHERA™ Open Abdomen Negative 
    Pressure
  • PREVENA™ Negative Pressure Incision
 

SENSAT.R.A.C.™ with EASYCLEAR™ Purge Technology

Only V.A.C.® Therapy provides patented SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Technology, a real-time pressure feedback system that adjusts pump output, compensating for wound distance, wound position, exudates characteristics, and patient movement
 

Clinically Proven

V.A.C.® Therapy is the only negative pressure technology substantiated by more than 45 randomized controlled clinical trials and over 1,000 peer-reviewed articles.
 

How it Works

  • About
  • Specifications
  • Materials For Download

About

V.A.C. VERAFLO™ Therapy

V.A.C. VERAFLO™ Therapy combines the benefits of V.A.C.® Therapy with automated topical wound solution distribution and removal.
 
V.A.C. VERAFLO™ Therapy can help:
 
  • Cleanse the wound with the instillation of topical wound cleansers
  • Treat the wound with the instillation of topical antimicrobial and antiseptic wound solutions
  • Heal the wound and prepare for closure
 
 
V.A.C. VERAFLO™ Therapy is for wounds that would benefit from instillation therapy, such as:
  • Contaminated wounds with instillation of topical wound cleansers and
  • Infected wounds with instillation of appropriate topical wound solutions and in conjunction with appropriate good clinical practice such as debridement and antibiotic therapy
 
These wounds also benefit from the removal of infectious materials in the V.A.C.® Therapy cycle.
 
V.A.C. VERAFLO™ Therapy provides:
 
  • Volumetric delivery
  • Fill Assist to help determine the correct instill volume
  • Dressing Soak to instill topical wound solutions into the wound for easier dressing removal and increased patient comfort

V.A.C.® Therapy is designed to help provide optimal wound healing

The mechanisms of action for V.A.C.® Therapy include drawing wound edges together, removing infectious materials and wound fluids, promoting perfusion, maintaining a closed, moist wound healing environment and granulation tissue formation.
 
The integrated V.A.C.® Therapy System has a unique mechanism of action whereby the delivery of negative pressure through the V.A.C.® Therapy units using proprietary V.A.C.® GRANUFOAM™ Dressings, provides a wound environment that promotes healing.
 
How V.A.C.® Therapy promotes wound healing
Under negative pressure, V.A.C.® Therapy with proprietary V.A.C.® GRANUFOAM™ Dressings applies mechanical forces to the wound to create an environment that promotes wound healing. These forces are known as macrostrain and microstrain.1
 
Macrostrain is the visible stretch that occurs when negative pressure contracts the foam.
 
  • Draws wound edges together
  • Provides direct and complete wound bed contact
  • Removes exudate and infectious materials
  • Reduces edema
  • Promotes perfusion
 
Microstrain is the microdeformation at the cellular level, which leads to cell stretch. Cells stretch has been shown to facilitate cell migration and proliferation that leads to granulation tissue formation.
 

Specifications

The V.A.C.ULTA™ Therapy System is available for Acute Care only
 
V.A.C.ULTA™ Therapy Unit
Unit weight with empty canister: 3.35kg (7.4lbs with a 500cc empty canister and no solution bag)
Dimensions with empty canister: 217mm x 260mm x 191mm (8.55in x 10.25in X 7.5in)
Power Supply:                                Class I Equipment, Ordinary Equipment
Battery Type:                                 Custom lithium battery
Battery Life:                                   Approximately 6 hours
Battery Recharge Time:                Approximately 4 hours
Battery Indicator Three-segment:Low-battery alarm when <2 hours
 
Electrical Data (Power Supply)
Voltage:     100 - 240V AC
Frequency:50Hz - 60Hz
Power:       60W
 
Electromagnetic Interference
Although this equipment conforms with the intent of the directive 2004/108/EC in relation to Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), all electrical equipment may produce interference. If interference is suspected, move equipment away from sensitive devices or contact the manufacturer. Portable and mobile RF communications equipment can affect medical electrical equipment. Radios, cell phones and similar devices may affect this equipment and should be kept at least 6.5 feet (2 meters) away from the equipment. Please refer to V.A.C.ULTA™ User Manual for specific electromagnetic interference guidelines.
 
IEC Classification
Continuous Operation
Class II or internally powered equipment
Type BF Applied Part
IPX1
 
Environmental Conditions
Transport and Storage Temperature Range:-20ºC to +60ºC (-4°F to 140°F)
Operational Temperature Range:                +10ºC to +30ºC (50ºF to 86°F)
Relative Humidity Range:                             10% to 85% non-condensing
Barometric pressure Range:                        700hPa to 1,060hPa

Indications & Applications

Indications & Applications

  • Indications
  • Applications

Indications for Use

Before use, physicians should review complete risk information and essential prescribing information which can be found in the Instructions for Use
 
The V.A.C.ULTA™ Therapy System is an integrated wound management system that provides Negative Pressure Wound Therapy with an instillation option.
 
Negative Pressure Wound Therapy in the absence of instillation is intended to create an environment that promotes wound healing by secondary or tertiary (delayed primary) intention by preparing the wound bed for closure, reducing edema, promoting granulation tissue formation and perfusion, and by removing exudate and infectious material.The instillation option is indicated for patients who would benefit from vacuum assisted drainage and controlled delivery of topical wound solutions and suspensions over the wound bed.
 
The V.A.C.ULTA Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System, with and without instillation, is indicated for patients with chronic, acute, traumatic, sub-acute and dehisced wounds, partial-thickness burns, ulcers (such as diabetic, pressure and venous insufficiency), flaps and grafts.
 

Evidence & Outcomes

V.A.C.® Therapy has the largest body of evidence to date including over 1,000 peer reviewed articles, 45 of which are randomized controlled trials (RCTs). These studies have demonstrated positive clinical outcomes of NPWT, as well as the effectiveness of V.A.C.® Therapy in diabetic foot wounds, chronic wounds (e.g., pressure ulcers and lower extremity ulcers), and a variety of acute wounds.
 
There are also recent publications specific to V.A.C. VERAFLO™ Therapy; some of these studies are listed below.
 

Clinical Evidence

Additional summary of evidence and outcomes.

Evidence & Outcomes

Supporting publications

Title Study Type Date Authors