Negative Pressure Wound Therapy.
Vacuum Assisted Wound Healing.
Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NWPT) is a medical technique that uses a vacuum assisted dressing in order to heal acute, chronic, and even burn wounds.
It heals your wound quicker by creating a sub-atomic pressure at the surface of your wound in order to:
- Remove excess fluids from your wound.
- Decrease tissue swelling.
- Optimize blood flow.
- Minimize bacteria, and chance of infection.
With all of the above happening because of the wound vac your wound can heal faster, and more effectively.
How Does NPWT Work?
First, a special sealed dressing, and foam is applied to your wound in order to create an environment for your wound.
Once your wound is properly sealed, a medical vacuum is then used to create subatomic pressure under the dressing.
This vacuum effectively draws out the excessive fluid from your wound, increases blood flow, and helps creates a sterile environment for your wound.
Which allows your wound the best chance of healing how it's suppose to.
Another great benefit of NPWT devices are:
Because they allow the delivery of fluids, such as saline solution, and antibiotics, to irrigate your wound.
Therefore, making it very easy to care for your wound, while giving it a great chance to heal faster.
Wound VAC Procedure.
Quick. Simple. Effective.
Below is a 10 step procedure for using a wound VAC.
- 1. Wash your hands, and put on sterile gloves.
- 2. Remove the old dressing, and throw it away. After this step, you must repeat step 1 before you move to step 3.
- 3. Flush wound cavity out with saline solution/wound cleanser.
- 4. Dry wound bed with 4x4 gauze.
- 5. Use drape to window the wound with the striping method.
- 6. Cut black foam to wound size, and loosely fill the wound cavity. Never cut foam above the wound.
- 7. Cover foam, and wound site with drape.
- 8. Cut a hole the size of a quarter, and carefully place the soft port.
- 9. Plug port connector into the canister connector.
- 10. Set the correct pressure on the VAC, and start therapy. Press around the wound site in order to seal any leaks, and flatten any contours.