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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 2628 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. This is the second of a two-part series.

Course Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

I.              Introduction

II.           Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Models

1.   Filler Material

2.   Foam Dressing

3.   Open-weave Cotton Gauze

4.   Non-woven Polyester

5.   Air-tight Seal

6.   Vacuum Pump

III.         Negative Pressure And Tissue Healing

1.   Constant Mode of Negative Pressure

2.   Intermittent Use of Negative Pressure

IV.          Benefits Of Vacuum-assisted Wound Closure

1.   Faster Healing

2.   Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor

3.   Reduced Healthcare Costs

4.   Pain Control

5.   Surgical Site Healing

6.   Lower Risk of Infection

7.   Improved Blood Supply to Wound

8.   Biofilm in the Wound Site

9.   Incisional Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

10.        Other Risks of Infection

V.            Contraindications Of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

1.   Malignancy

2.   Osteomyelitis

3.   Non-enteric and Unexplored Fistulas

4.   Necrotic Tissue with Eschar

5.   Blood Vessels, Organs, Nerves and Anastomotic Site

VI.          Summary

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