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 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 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 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.
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.