Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
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Devon Medical Products • King of Prussia, PA
Founded: 2005 • www.devonmedicalproducts.com
email@example.com • (866) 446-0092
1) How many different NPWT products does your company produce? We currently produce one NPWT product, the extriCARE™ 2400 Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Device.
2) What is your most popular NPWT product? The extriCARE 2400 NPWT Device.
3) What is the suction pressure of your machine or the range of pressure the machine achieves? Between 60 and 140 mmHg in intervals of 20 mmHg.
4) Is the pressure pre-set? It has a factory default of 120 mmHg.
5) Can this be changed? Yes, it can be set at 60, 80, 100, 120, or 140 mmHg.
6) Is there an intermittent feature? Yes.
7) Is there a cutoff that stops suction if the canister is full? Yes.
8) Is there a one-way valve to prevent fluid from coming back through the tubing toward the patient? No.
9) How long does the battery last? 24 hours in “continuous” mode.
10) How much does the machine weigh? 8.6 ounces.
11) What is the interface with the wound? PU film bandages.
12) How often do you recommend changing the dressing? Every 2-3 days.
13) Can you “Y” wounds together? If so, how many? Yes, typically we don’t recommend any more than 2 sites being wound together. Note: The pressure burden with 2 wound sites Y-connected together will be heavier than 1 site alone. This means the intended treatment pressure at each of the Y-connected wound sites will be much lower than the screen display pressure.
14) How do you handle undermining? The undermining wound should be packed using material such as gauze before applying the extriCARE 2400 NPWT Device.
15) How often do you handle fistulas? The extriCARE 2400 NPWT Device is contraindicated for non-enteric and unexplored fistulas. However, enteric fistulas can be treated using the system with special attention from the attending clinicians.
16) How do you handle exposed tendon or bone? Precautionary measures should be taken if any tendon or bones are exposed. Additionally, sharp bone edges require special attention by being covered and smoothed wherever possible.
17) Do you have any special recommendations for high bioburden or infection? High bioburden or infection should be treated with antibiotics or equivalent measures before initiating the NPWT therapy. Infected wounds treated using the extriCARE 2400 NPWT Device should be monitored closely, and bandages should be changed more frequently. Additionally, to reduce the risk of transmission of infectious agents, universal precautions should be taken when handling or working with therapeutic parts or equipment.
18) How is your device billed? (Is the machine rented? How are supplies obtained?) The extriCARE 2400 NPWT Device is sold directly to the facility or DME. Inventory is held in King of Prussia, PA.
Kinetic Concepts Inc. (KCI) • San Antonio, Texas
Founded: 1976 • www.kci1.com
firstname.lastname@example.org • (800) 275-4524
1) How many different NPWT products does your company produce? KCI manufactures and sells six NPWT products: ActiV.A.C.® Therapy System, InfoV.A.C.® Therapy System, V.A.C. Instill® Wound Therapy, V.A.C.® Freedom Therapy System, V.A.C.Via™ Therapy System, and, most recently, V.A.C.Ulta™ Therapy System. Other KCI devices within its Negative Pressure Technology portfolio include the Prevena™ Incision Management System and the ABThera™ Open Abdomen Negative Pressure Therapy System. For a list of published clinical evidence for our products, visit www.kci1.com/kci1/clinicalevidence.
2) What is your most popular NPWT product? The ActiV.A.C. Therapy System.
3) What is the suction pressure of your machine or the range of pressure the machine achieves? The pressure provided by the ActiV.A.C. Therapy System is preset to -125 mmHg. This default setting is within the V.A.C. Therapy Clinical Guidelines’ recommended range for most wounds. The user-selectable negative pressure range is between -25 and -200 mmHg, with the pressure-setting selection being left to physician discretion.
4) Is the pressure pre-set? The pressure provided by the ActiV.A.C. Therapy System is preset to -125 mmHg and continuous therapy.
5) Can this be changed? Yes, the level of therapeutic negative pressure for all KCI NPWT units can be changed by using the control panel on the therapy unit. Settings are adjustable based on individual patient clinical needs and circumstances.
6) Is there an intermittent feature? Yes, all KCI NPWT units, including the ActiV.A.C. Therapy System, offer continuous and intermittent negative pressure therapy applications.
7) Is there a cutoff that stops suction if the canister is full? All of our NPWT units contain electronic sensors that stop the pump when the canister is full.