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If It Doesn’t Say V.A.C.® Therapy,

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V.A.C.® Therapy: Leading the Way

KCI pioneered Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) and has been leading the way ever since. Our proprietary SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Technology monitors and adjusts for any pressure changes at the wound site and is one of the major reasons why clinical studies with a variety of wound types have demonstrated that V.A.C.® Therapy is associated with clinical benefits such as:
  • Lowered incidence of re-admission, additional surgeries and complications
  • Reduced amputation rates
  • Reduced time to heal
  • Reduced incidence of surgical dehiscence and infection
Other manufacturer’s may claim that all NPWT is the same but do they have their own data to support those claims? 
Remember, if it doesn’t say V.A.C® Therapy, it’s not.

What sets V.A.C.® Therapy apart?
V.A.C.® FACT #1

V.A.C.® Therapy is the only NPWT device engineered with SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Technology, a proprietary technology that maintains and adjusts to deliver set pressure at the wound site. Additionally, EASYCLEAR PURGE™ Technology is designed to proactively aid in the prevention and clearance of blockages.
Learn more about KCI’s proprietary SENSAT.R.A.C.™ and EASYCLEAR PURGE™ Technologies
V.A.C.® FACT #2
Blockage alarms on NPWT systems serve to detect and notify caregivers of existing blockages that could prevent programmed negative pressure from being delivered to the wound site. Of equal importance is how the NPWT system responds to a blockage being present. If the unit does not alarm to notify the caregiver to clear the blockage or does not attempt to clear the blockage, the wound may not receive the programmed therapy, which can result in poor outcomes. KCI initiated a bench study designed to evaluate the capability of NPWT systems at detecting and responding to blockages.
Conclusions: KCI V.A.C.® Negative Pressure Wound Therapy integrated with SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Technology performed significantly better in monitoring negative pressure delivery at a simulated wound site, notifying users if blockages exist that could prevent the programmed negative pressure from being delivered to the simulated wound site and attempted to overcome blockages by increasing negative pressure at the canister.

What Your Peers Have To Say About V.A.C.® Therapy
Dale Danneker
MD General Surgeon
Julia Trainer
Nurse Practitioner
Amy Mikos
Wound Ostomy & Continence Nurse
Video Disclaimer
This video is intended for clinicians. The V.A.C.® Therapy System is indicated for patients with a variety of open wound types as well as closed surgical incisions. Prior to use, consult detailed product indications, safety information, and instructions contained in the KCI V.A.C.® Therapy Safety Information and Dressing Application Instructions provided in the dressing cartons.
Specific indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions and safety information exist for KCI products and therapies. Please consult a clinician and product instructions for use prior to application. Rx only.

Learn More

Learn about KCI's diverse portfolio of wound management products, as well as the clinical impact of and scientific evidence behind these innovative therapies and technologies.
View comparison study of NPWT Systems and incidence of blockage alarms. 
Learn about the key features of V.A.C.® Therapy and how they set KCI NPWT products apart from our competitors.
Not All NPWT Devices Are The Same: Blockage Alarms
To better understand the capability of NPWT systems at detecting and responding to blockages, KCI initiated a bench study designed to evaluate the parameters.
Incidence of Blockage Alarms when Dressing Connector Orifices are Blocked: Comparison of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Systems
View the 2017 SAWC Fall poster comparing the blockage alarm and clearance capabilities of select NPWT systems.
From cost savings to consistent negative pressure, V.A.C.® Therapy delivers.

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