Journal articlesUsing a portable, multi-week single-patient use negative pressure wound therapy device to facilitate faster discharge

Using a portable, multi-week single-patient use negative pressure wound therapy device to facilitate faster discharge

02/07/15 | Products, Surgical wounds | Mary Bond, Linda Gleeson

Negative pressure wound therapy, while used in various forms since circa 400 BC, has mainly been utilised in surgical wound management such as in the open abdomen or in trauma wounds. However, over the past decade, its use in chronic wound management has gained traction, with a variety of systems for home and secondary care use now available. In this article, two case studies are presented where a single-patient NPWT device, the Avance® Solo, was used to manage wounds in the community. The system proved to be clinically effective, cost-effective and acceptable to the patients, allowing them to continue with their daily activities at home.