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

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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™ Therapy, the evolution of intermittent therapy

Learn more about V.A.C. VERAFLO™ Therapy

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.

Before use, physicians should review complete risk information and essential prescribing information which can be found in the Product Instructions for Use.


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

 Overview


 

SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Technology 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

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

 
The V.A.C. VERAFLO CLEANSE CHOICE™ Dressing, when used with V.A.C. VERAFLO™ Therapy, can be used to initiate immediate wound cleansing therapy. The dressing’s unique three-layer design facilitates removal of thick exudate material, such as fibrin, thick wet exudate, and other infectious material, to provide a wound cleansing option for clinicians when surgical debridement must be delayed or is not possible or appropriate.
 
Easy application with flexibility Ideal for dirty wounds needing immediate wound cleansing.

How it Works

  • OVERVIEW
  • SPECIFICATIONS

   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. VERAFLO CLEANSE CHOICE™ Dressing
 
 
  • The V.A.C. VERAFLO CLEANSE CHOICE™ Dressing, when used with V.A.C. VERAFLO™ Therapy, can be used to initiate immediate wound cleansing therapy.
  • The dressing’s unique three-layer design facilitates removal of thick exudate material, such as fibrin, slough, and other infectious material, to provide a wound cleansing option for clinicians when surgical debridement must be delayed or is not possible or appropriate.
  • Easy application with flexibility
  • Ideal for dirty wounds needing immediate wound cleansing

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.
 
 
  • The V.A.C. VERAFLO CLEANSE CHOICE™ Dressing, when used with V.A.C. VERAFLO™ Therapy, can be used to initiate immediate wound cleansing therapy.
  • The dressing’s unique three-layer design facilitates removal of thick exudate material, such as fibrin, slough, and other infectious material, to provide a wound cleansing option for clinicians when surgical debridement must be delayed or is not possible or appropriate.
  • Easy application with flexibility
  • Ideal for dirty wounds needing immediate wound cleansing

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.
 
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
Instructions for Use:
 
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 Product 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.

Supporting publications

 

Clinical Evidence

Additional summary of evidence and outcomes.
TITLE Use of negative pressure wound therapy with automated, volumetric instillation for the treatment of extremity and trunk wounds: Clinical outcomes and potential cost effectiveness
View Abstract on PubMed
STUDY TYPE All levels
DATE 2013
AUTHORS Gabriel, et al.
TITLE The impact of negative-pressure wound therapy with instillation compared with standard negative-pressure wound therapy: a retrospective, historical, cohort, controlled study.
View Abstract on PubMed
STUDY TYPE All levels
DATE 2014
AUTHORS Kim, 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.

 

 

 

 

Product Codes

  • Therapy Unit

    PRODUCT  Ordering option
     
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    V.A.C.ULTA™ Therapy Unit

    Therapy unit with power cord

     
        
     1 Unit

  • Components of V.A.C. VERAFLO™  Therapy
    PRODUCT PRODUCT CODE   ORDERING OPTION
     
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    V.A.C. VERAFLO™ Dressing Kit - Small

    2 foam dressings (11 x 8 x 1.8cm), 2 sheets of V.A.C.® Advanced Drape, 1 foam quantity label, 2 packets of 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film, 1 V.A.C. VERAT.R.A.C.™ Pad and Tubing Set,1 disposable ruler

     
     
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    V.A.C. VERAFLO™ Dressing Kit - Medium

    2 foam dressings (17 x 15 x 1.8cm), 2 sheets of V.A.C.® Advanced Drape, 1 foam quantity label, 2 packets of 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film, 1 V.A.C. VERAT.R.A.C.™ Pad and Tubing Set, 1 disposable ruler


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    V.A.C. VERAFLO Cleanse Choice - Large

    V.A.C. VERAFLO CLEANSE CHOICE™ Dressing - Medium

    L x W x D1 or D#, 7.1" x 4.9" x D1 or D2 or D3, 18.0 cm x 12.5cm x D1 or D2 or D3, ( 3 pieces oval)


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    V.A.C. VERAFLO™ Dressing Kit - Medium

    2 foam dressings (17 x 15 x 1.8cm), 2 sheets of V.A.C.® Advanced Drape, 1 foam quantity label, 2 packets of 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film, 1 V.A.C. VERAT.R.A.C.™ Pad and Tubing Set, 1 disposable ruler


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    V.A.C. VERAFLO™ Dressing Kit - Large

    2 foam dressings (25 x 15 x 1.6cm), 5 sheets of V.A.C.® Advanced Drape, 1 foam quantity label, 4 packets of 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film, 1 V.A.C. VERAT.R.A.C. Duo™ Pad and Tubing Set, 1 disposable ruler


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    V.A.C. VERAFLO CLEANSE™ Dressing Kit - Medium

    1 foam dressing (61 x 3.2cm diameter), 2 sheets of V.A.C.® Advanced Drape, 1 foam quantity label, 2 packets of 3M™ Cavilon™ No Sting Barrier Film, 1 V.A.C. VERAT.R.A.C.™ Pad and Tubing Set, 1 disposable ruler


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    V.A.C. VERALINK™ Cassette

    1 cassette with instillation tubing and 38mm spikeable cap adaptor


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    V.A.C. VERAT.R.A.C. DUO™ Tube Set

    Standalone tubing set, specifically designed for use with V.A.C. VERAFLO™ Therapy


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    ABTHERA ULTA 4 Therapy

    PRONTOSAN® Wound Irrigation Solution

    1,000ml bottle


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  • V.A.C.® Therapy Canisters & Accessories
       

    PRODUCT PRODUCT CODE   ORDERING OPTION
     
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    INFOV.A.C.™ 500ml Canister with Gel

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

     
     
     
    M8275063/5
    M8275063/10
     
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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)

     
     
     
    M8275071/5
    M8275071/10
     
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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)

     
     
    M8275093/5
     
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    SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad Only

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

     
     
     
    M8275057/10
     
    Case of 10
     
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    V.A.C.® Drape

    1 adhesive drape (30.5 x 26cm)

     
     
     
    M6275009/10
     
    Case of 10
     
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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

     
     
     
    M6275066/5
    M6275066/10
     
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    V.A.C.® Tubing Cap

    Used to create seal at the end of the canister tubing

     
     
     
    M6275069/5
    M6275069/10
     
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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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