Negative pressure wound therapy

It is time to see negative pressure wound therapy in a whole new light

For chronic and acute wounds, new technologies have led to great improvements. For example, negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is a proven and effective treatment strategy.

Yet to date, NPWT systems have not been effective in minimizing pain and skin trauma. Aggressive fixating film adhesives, used to maintain an airtight seal, can be very painful to remove as they strip and irritate the skin. Some adhesive films may also cause painful blistering1.

Avance NPWT System

The Avance® NPWT system with dressings with Safetac® is a negative pressure wound therapy system designed to minimize unnecessary pain and stress2 to maximize healing. Fixation dressings with Safetac are easy to work with and apply or reapply as needed. This helps minimize unnecessary contact with the patient's sensitive wound site1 and can help minimize their anxiety.

Avance® Film with Safetac (a gentle adhesive film) and Mepiseal® with Safetac (an easy-to-use, soft, liquid silicone sealant) help protect the peri-wound area against maceration3, prevent skin stripping during dressing changes4 and help prevent the formation of painful blisters.

Avance is specifically designed to be more convenient for healthcare professionals and patients and the system covers all wound types, whether in hospital or at home, which means an easier transition for patients.

Related products

Avance NPWT system

Avance NPWT system

Negative pressure system designed to minimize unnecessary patient pain and stress

Avance Solo

Avance Solo

Small, lightweight NPWT pump that maximizes patient freedom and mobility

Avance Film with Safetac

Avance Film with Safetac

Gentle adhesive film that ensures minimized pain and offers time-saving benefits

Mepiseal

Mepiseal

Designed to secure any wound by forming a seal that prevents exudate from spreading. This self-curing wound sealant uses Safetac, which means less pain for the patient at wound dressing changes.

Avance tube cover

Avance tube cover

As part of the Avance NPWT system, this tube cover makes the canister tubing more discreet.

References

  1. Dykes, P.J., Heggie, R, Hill, S.A. (2001) Effects of adhesive dressings on the stratum corneum of skin. Journal of Wound Care 10(2): 7-10.
  2. Soon, K et al. Pain-induced stress: a barrier to wound healing. Wounds UK 2006.
  3. Principles of best practice: Minimising pain at wound dressing related procedures. A consensus document. London: MEP Ltd, 2004.
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It is time to see negative pressure wound therapy in a whole new light

Nurse applying Avance NPWT system to a man's leg while he reads a book

Avance NPWT system is designed to minimize patient pain and stress to maximize healing

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