Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT)

Overview

 

Over the span of a century, researchers and clinicians have described improved wound healing with adjunctive NPWT. In practice, the benefits and goals of removing excessive exudate from purulent wounds through vacuum assisted drainage have grown to include:

Reduction of painful dressing changes
Increased blood flow
Maintenance of a moist wound environment
Establishment of fluid balance
Reduction of edema
Increased growth factors
Positive effects on leukocytes and fibroblasts
Removal of slough
Improved wound stability
Prevention of maceration

 

Recent research and expanding clinical experience aim to more fully explain the underlying mechanisms by which NPWT confers its benefits, and to optimize treatment protocols.

 

In general, there is increased dialogue among wound care specialists about:

The use of lower negative pressure settings in general than traditionally applied
The use of different pressure recommendations for different types of tissue
The potential benefits of using variable pressure therapy and intermittent pressure therapy protocols versus continuous therapy

 

Prospera Videos

Videos produced and courtesy of DeRoyal Industires, Inc.

NPWT: The Science   Alarms
Full Prospera Video   Assembly of PRO III
21st Century Health Feature   Basic Operation of PRO II
      Bridging
      Continuous Mode
      Dome Connector
      Foam with Drain
      Gauze with Dome Connector
      Mushroom
      Offsetting
      Sensitivity Levels
      Skin Prep
      Software
      Variable Pressure Therapy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NPWT
Overview
Historical Milestones
Recent Developments
Goals of NPWT
The Prospera PRO Series
 
Wound Healing 101
Overview
Phases of Wound Healing
Assesment/Classification
Wound Treatment
Optimizing the Host
Wound Closure
Ecomonic Considerations

 

NPWT: The Science
Full Prospera Video
21st Century Health Feature

 

 

 

 

 
           
 
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