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Benefits and Risks of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy: Wound Vac System

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 3.5 hours
Rated 4.7 out of 5.0 based on 1789 reviews

Course Summary

Vacuum-assisted drainage has been used in surgical applications for many years, but only recently has this concept been applied to healing. Known as negative pressure wound therapy, the use of vacuum-assisted drainage to reduce edema and increase blood flow has proven beneficial for many patients with different types of wounds and injuries. Some wounds treated with a vacuum-assisted drainage have healed in less than half the standard time, a strategy that has been beneficial to both patients and medical clinicians alike.

Course Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

I.    Introduction

II.   Negative Pressure Therapy For Wound Healing

III.  Wound Types

IV.   Acute Wound Healing

V.    Subacute Wound Healing

VI.   Chronic Wound Care

VII.  Burn Wound Healing

VIII. Benefits Of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

1.   Removal of Edema

2.   Increased Blood Flow

3.   Reduction of Bacteria

IX. Summary

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