We are pleased to announce the release of the following case study on the use of the Alaira™ negative pressure device to heal a deeper-depth post-surgical wound. Our special thanks go to Dr. Allen Rosen of The Plastic Surgery Group in Montclair, NJ, for his assistance.
Each year in the United States, more than 350,000 dog bite victims are seen in emergency rooms (totaling about 1% of all ER visits) and approximately 750,000 bite victims receive medical attention. In addition, dog and other animal bites are prone to infection, leading to complications and longer healing times. In this clinical study, medical staff found that when compared with leaving wounds open, negative pressure wound therapy reduced the infection rate and shortened recovery time for dog bite victims.
This article (Part 1 in a two-part series) from Today’s Veterinary Practice takes a look at surgical drains used for wounds (traumatic or surgical), drains for peritoneal and pleural spaces, and drains used in negative pressure wound therapy. This first article covers indications for drain use, types, benefits & drawbacks, and common complications.
This study showed that healing time was halved in dogs treated with wound vacs, underlining the value of negative pressure wound therapy for complicated wounds.
This article from Advances in Skin & Wound Care synthesizes the literature regarding the concepts of “terminal” skin injuries and wounds – such as pressure injuries & ulcers – found in end-of-life patients.
This free pdf download features overviews and photos of four case studies using Pensar Medical’s WoundPro® wound vac.
This article reviews current practices in chronic wound care & treatment, barriers to wound healing such as infection, and wound healing physiology.
This article discusses the rise in adult abuse cases in skilled nursing facilities & hospitals and what you can do to keep both patients & staff safe.
This video from Advances in Skin & Wound Care shows how to wrap a short-stretch compression bandage for a patient without wounds or skin breakdown.
This is a case study in which negative pressure wound therapy was used on clean, closed surgical wounds. Learn more about the outcomes & implications of the use of NPWT for post-surgical patients.
This article outlines the importance of using negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) correctly for proper wound healing and to ensure patient safety.
This article discusses the role of protein & amino acids in wound healing and offers suggestions on ways to ensure patients are getting the nutrition they need for proper wound healing.
This article reviews the most common options for debridement of wounds, including sharp, surgical, autolytic, mechanical and biosurgical debridement methods.
This article provides an overview of burn wounds and care, including types of burns, size and depth, potential complications, guidelines for referral, treatment and long-term results.
This article from NCBI reviews current practices in the management of chronic wounds, including the role of negative pressure therapy in wound care.
The March 2019 issue of the Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Journal features a case study on necrotizing fasciitis and an article on the use of NPWT for pilonidal disease.
What does “certified wound care specialist” really mean? Unfortunately, it doesn’t necessarily guarantee thorough knowledge of wound care or treatment.
This shared post from Wound Source reviews what healthcare providers should do when applying negative pressure wound therapy (Part 1 in a series).
Learn how a Texas wound care clinic achieved significant savings and improved outcomes and patient & clinician satisfaction by standardizing wound dressings.
In this post, we look at the types of wounds negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is used for and briefly describe how the process works.