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INFOV.A.C.™ Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System

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Negative Pressure Wound Therapy for Acute Care.

The INFOV.A.C.™ Therapy System is designed to make V.A.C.® Therapy simple and informative. 

Specific indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions and safety information exist for KCI products and therapies. Healthcare providers should review the product User Manual, Safety Information and/or Instructions for Use prior to application.


  • Overview
  • How it Works
  • Indications & Applications
  • Evidence & Outcomes
  • Ordering

Overview

Easy to Use 

The INFOV.A.C.™  Therapy System is designed to make V.A.C.® Therapy simple while delivering positive outcomes you trust.

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.

 

How it Works

  • About
  • SPECIFICATIONS

V.A.C.® Therapy creates an environment that promotes 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 promoting 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 maintains a wound environment that promotes wound healing.

 

How V.A.C.® Therapy creates an environment that 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
  • Evenly distributes negative pressure
  • Removes exudate and infectious materials

 

Microstrain is the microdeformation at the cellular level, which leads to cell stretch.

  • Reduces edema
INFOV.A.C.™ Therapy Unit
Weight:                                          6.4lbs (2.9kg) with 500ml canister 
Dimensions:                                  23 x 17 x 17cm (9.05 x 6.69 x 6.69in)
Battery Type:                                 Lithium ion rechargeable battery
Battery Life:                                   6 hour average

Canister Volume:                           500 and 1,000ml
 

Therapy Delivery
Modes:                                           Continuous or Intermittent
Intensity Settings:                           Low, Medium, High
Pressure Settings:                         -25mmHg through –200mmHg (-3.3kPa to -26.6kPa)
 
Electrical Data
Voltage:                                           100-240V

Frequency:                                      50Hz-60Hz

Power:                                             60W

Power Supply:                                 Class I Equipment

 

IEC Classification

Continuous Operation

Type B Equipment

Class II or internally powered Equipment

Ordinary Equipment

Equipment not suitable for use in the presence of a flammable anesthetic mixture with air, oxygen or nitrous oxide

 

 

Environmental Conditions

Storage Temperature Range:         -10°C to +50°C

Operational Temperature Range:  +10°C to +30°C

Relative Humidity Range:               10% to 85% non-condensing

Barometric Pressure Range:           700hPa to 1060hPa

Indications & Applications

  • INDICATIONS
Specific indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions and safety information exist for KCI products and therapies. Healthcare providers should review the product User Manual, Safety Information and/or Instructions for Use prior to application.
 

The INFOV.A.C.™ Therapy System is an integrated wound management system for use in acute, extended and home care settings. It 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. It is indicated for patients with chronic, acute, traumatic, subacute and dehisced wounds, partial-thickness burns, ulcers (such as diabetic, venous insufficiency or pressure), flaps and grafts. When used on closed surgical incisions, it is intended to manage the environment of surgical incisions that continue to drain following sutured or staple closure by maintaining a closed environment and removing exudates via the application of negative pressure wound therapy.

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. Some of these studies are listed below.


Clinical Evidence

Additional summary of evidence and outcomes.
TITLE Negative pressure therapy vs standard wound care: a meta-analysis of randomized trials
View Abstract on PubMed
STUDY TYPE All levels
DATE 2011
AUTHORS Suisa, et al.
TITLE Use of vacuum assisted closure therapy in the treatment of diabetic foot wounds.
View Abstract on PubMed
STUDY TYPE All levels
DATE 2010
AUTHORS Dalla, et al.
TITLE Negative pressure wound therapy after partial diabetic foot amputation: a multicentre, randomised controlled trial.
View Abstract on PubMed
STUDY TYPE All levels
DATE 2005
AUTHORS Armstrong, et al.
TITLE State-of-the-art treatment of chronic leg ulcers: A randomized controlled trial comparing vacuum-assisted closure (V.A.C.) with modern wound dressings.
View Abstract on PubMed
STUDY TYPE All levels
DATE 2006
AUTHORS Vuerstaek, et al.
TITLE Comparison of negative pressure wound therapy using vacuum-assisted closure with advanced moist wound therapy in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers: a multicenter randomized controlled trial.
View Abstract on PubMed
STUDY TYPE All levels
DATE 2008
AUTHORS Blume, et al.

Ordering

To order any of the products listed below, please contact your KCI representative or call your local KCI Office. Click here to view our locations.

 

  • Therapy Unit

    PRODUCT

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    TIELLE™ Lite Dressing                                 

     
     7cm x 9cm  10  MTL300
     11cm x 11cm 10   MTL301
     8cm x 15cm  10 MTL308
    8cm x 20cm 10  MTL309
    10cm x 30cm  10

     MTL310

  • V.A.C.® Therapy Dressings
       
    PRODUCT ORDERING OPTION
     
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    V.A.C.® SIMPLACE™ EX Small Dressing Kit

    2 spiral GRANUFOAM™ Dressings (7.7 x 11.2 x 1.75cm), 2 strips of V.A.C.® Drape, 1 SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad with connector, 1 disposable ruler

     
     
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    silvercel dressing

    V.A.C.® SIMPLACE™ EX Medium Dressing Kit

    2 spiral GRANUFOAM™ Dressings (14.7 x 17.4 x 1.75cm), 2 drape strips and 1 sheet of V.A.C.® Drape, 1 SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad with connector, 1 disposable ruler


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    V.A.C.® SIMPLACE™ Medium Dressing Kit with 3M™ Tegaderm™ Drape

    2 spiral GRANUFOAM™ Dressings (14.7 x 17.4 x 1.75cm), 2 drape strips and 1 sheet of V.A.C.® Drape, 1 SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad with connector, 1 disposable ruler

     
     
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    V.A.C.® GRANUFOAM™ Bridge Dressing Kit

    1GRANUFOAM™ Dressing (6 x 17 x 1.9cm), 1 GRANUFOAM™ Bridge Dressing (67cm) with integrated SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad, 1 sheet of perforated V.A.C.® Drape with pre-cut hole, 1 disposable ruler

     
     
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    V.A.C.® GRANUFOAM™ Bridge XG Dressing

    2 spiral GRANUFOAM™ Dressings, 1 GRANUFOAM™ Bridge Dressing (67cm) with integrated SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad, 1 sheet of V.A.C.® Drape, 1 sheet of perforated V.A.C.® Drape with pre-cut hole, 1 disposable ruler

     
     
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    V.A.C.® GRANUFOAM SILVER™ Medium Dressing Kit

    1 GRANUFOAM SILVER™ Dressing (18 x 12.5 x 3.2cm), 2 sheets of V.A.C.® Drape, 1 SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad with connector, 1 disposable ruler

     
     
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    V.A.C.® GRANUFOAM SILVER™ Large Dressing Kit

    1 GRANUFOAM SILVER™ Dressing (26 x 15 x 3.2cm), 2 sheets of V.A.C.® Drape, 1 SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad with connector, 1 disposable ruler

     
     
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    V.A.C.® GRANUFOAM ™ Small Dressing Kit

    1 GRANUFOAM™ Dressing (10 x 7.5 x 3.2cm), 1 sheet of V.A.C.® Drape, 1 SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad with connector, 1 disposable ruler

     
     
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    V.A.C.® GRANUFOAM ™ Medium Dressing Kit

    1 GRANUFOAM™ Dressing (18 x 12.5 x 3.2cm), 2 sheets of V.A.C.® Drape, 1 SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad with connector, 1 disposable ruler

     
     
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    V.A.C.® GRANUFOAM ™ Large Dressing Kit

    1 GRANUFOAM™ Dressing (26 x 15 x 3.2cm), 2 sheets of V.A.C.® Drape, 1 SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad with connector, 1 disposable ruler

     
     
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    silvercel dressing

    V.A.C.® GRANUFOAM™ X-Large Dressing Kit

    1 GRANUFOAM™ Dressing (60 x 30 x 1.5cm), 5 sheets of V.A.C.® Drape, 1 SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad with connector, 1 disposable ruler


    Case of 5

     
     
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    V.A.C.® GRANUFOAM™ Thin Dressing Kit

    1 perforated GRANUFOAM™ Dressing (26 x 15 x 1.6cm), 2 sheets of V.A.C.® Drape, 1 SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad with connector, 1 disposable ruler


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    V.A.C. WHITEFOAM™ Small Dressing (foam only)

    1 polyvinyl alcohol dressing (10 x 7.5 x 1cm)                                                                                                           


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    V.A.C. WHITEFOAM™ Large Dressing (foam only)

    1 polyvinyl alcohol dressing (10 x 715 x 1cm)                                                                                                           


    Case of 10

     
    silvercel dressing

    V.A.C. WHITEFOAM™ Small Dressing Kit

    1 polyvinyl alcohol dressing (10 x 7.5 x 1cm), 1 V.A.C.® Drape, 1 SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad with connector, 1 disposable ruler


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    V.A.C. WHITEFOAM™ Large Dressing Kit

    1 polyvinyl alcohol dressing (10 x 15 x 1cm), 1 V.A.C.® Drape, 1 SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad with connector, 1 disposable ruler


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  • ABTHERA™ Open Abdomen Dressing
    PRODUCT ORDERING OPTION
     
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    ABTHERA™ SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Open Abdomen Dressing

    1 Visceral Protective Layer, perforated GRANUFOAM™ Dressing, V.A.C.® Drape, SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Tubing Set. This dressing is for use with the negative pressure therapy provided by the INFOV.A.C.® Therapy Unit and the V.A.C.Ulta™ Therapy Unit. VAC VERAFLO™ with installation is not indicated with Abthera.

     
     
     
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  • Canisters & Accessories
    PRODUCT ORDERING OPTION
     
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    INFOV.A.C.™ 500ml Canister without Gel

    1 canister (sterile) with SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Tubing, clamp and connector (also used with V.A.C.ULTA™ Therapy Unit)

     
     
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    INFOV.A.C.™ 1,000ml Canister with Gel

    1 canister (sterile) with SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Tubing, clamp and connector (also used with V.A.C.ULTA™ Therapy Unit)

     
     

     

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    SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad Only

    1 SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad with tubing, clamp and connector

     
     
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    V.A.C.® Drape

    1 adhesive drape (30.5 x 26cm)


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    V.A.C.® Y-Connector

    Allows two V.A.C.® Dressings to be connected to one V.A.C.® Therapy Unit


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    V.A.C.® Tubing Cap

    Used to create seal at the end of the canister tubing


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  • PREVENA™ Incision Management Dressings
    PRODUCT  ORDERING OPTION
     
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    PREVENA™ PEEL & PLACE™ Dressing Kit – 20cm

    PREVENA™ PEEL & PLACE™ Dressings with Pressure Indicator – 20cm, PREVENA™ Patch Strips, PREVENA™ V.A.C.® Connector

     
     
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    PEEL & PLACE™ Dressing Kit – 13cm

    PEEL & PLACE™ Dressings with Pressure Indicator – 13cm, PREVENA™ Patch Strips, PREVENA™ V.A.C.® Connector, Ruler with sticker

     
     
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    PREVENA™ CUSTOMIZABLE™ Dressing Kit (for use on non-linear or up to 90cm linear incisions)

    PREVENA™ CUSTOMIZABLE™ Dressing with Hydrocolloid, PREVENA™ Therapy Interface Pad with Pressure Indicator, Hydrocolloid Strips, V.A.C.® Drape, Ruler with sticke , V.A.C.® Therapy Unit Connector

     
     
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