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INFOV.A.C.™ Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System

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INFOV.A.C.™ Therapy Unit
INFOV.A.C.™ Therapy Unit
INFOV.A.C.™ Therapy System
INFOV.A.C.™ Therapy System

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy for Acute Care

The INFOV.A.C.™ Therapy System is designed to make V.A.C.® Therapy simple and informative.

Overview

Easy to Use

The INFOV.A.C.™  Therapy System is designed to make V.A.C.® Therapy simple while delivering positive outcomes you trust.

SENSAT.R.A.C.™ with EASYCLEAR™ Purge Technology

Only V.A.C.® Therapy provides patented SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Technology, a real-time pressure feedback system that adjusts pump output, compensating for wound distance, wound position, exudates characteristics, and patient movement

Customized Therapies

Along with managing wounds, the INFOV.A.C.® Therapy System can help manage the open abdomen when using the ABTHERA™ SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Open Abdomen Dressing Kit. It can also help manage closed surgical incisions when using a PREVENA™ Incision Management Dressing with its V.A.C.® Therapy Unit connector.

How it Works

  • About
  • Specifications
  • Materials For Download

About

V.A.C.® Therapy creates an environment that promotes wound healing

The mechanisms of action for V.A.C.® Therapy include drawing wound edges together, removing infectious materials and wound fluids, promoting perfusion, maintaining a closed, moist wound healing environment and promoting granulation tissue formation.

The integrated V.A.C.® Therapy System has a unique mechanism of action whereby the delivery of negative pressure through the V.A.C.® Therapy units using proprietary V.A.C.® GRANUFOAM™ Dressings maintains a wound environment that promotes wound healing.

 

How V.A.C.® Therapy creates an environment that promotes wound healing

Under negative pressure, V.A.C.® Therapy with proprietary V.A.C.® GRANUFOAM™ Dressings applies mechanical forces to the wound to create an environment that promotes wound healing. These forces are known as macrostrain and microstrain.1
 
Macrostrain is the visible stretch that occurs when negative pressure contracts the foam.
  • Draws wound edges together
  • Provides direct and complete wound bed contact
  • Evenly distributes negative pressure
  • Removes exudate and infectious materials
 
Microstrain is the microdeformation at the cellular level, which leads to cell stretch.
  • Reduces edema
  • Promotes perfusion
  • Promotes granulation tissue formation by facilitating cell migration and proliferation
 

Specifications

INFOV.A.C. Therapy Unit
Weight:                   6.4lbs (2.9kg) with 500ml canister
Dimensions:            23 x 17 x 17cm (9.05 x 6.69 x 6.69in)
Battery Type:          Lithium ion rechargeable battery
Battery Life:            6 hour average
Canister Volume:    500 and 1,000ml
 
Therapy Delivery
Modes:                     Continuous or Intermittent
Intensity Settings:   Low, Medium, High
Pressure Settings:   -25mmHg through –200mmHg (-3.3kPa to -26.6kPa)
 
Electrical Data
Voltage:                   100-240V
Frequency:              50Hz-60Hz
Power:                     60W
Power Supply:         Class I Equipment
 
IEC Classification
Continuous Operation
Type B Equipment
Class II or internally powered Equipment
Ordinary Equipment
Equipment not suitable for use in the presence of a flammable anesthetic mixture with air, oxygen or nitrous oxide
 
Environmental Conditions
Storage Temperature Range:         -10°C to +50°C
Operational Temperature Range:   +10°C to +30°C
Relative Humidity Range:                10% to 85% non-condensing
Barometric Pressure Range:            700hPa to 1060hPa
 

Indications & Applications

Indications & Applications

  • Indications
  • Applications

Indications for Use

Before use, physicians should review complete risk information and essential prescribing information which can be found in the Instructions for Use
 
The INFOV.A.C. Therapy System is an integrated wound management system for use in acute, extended and home care settings. It is intended to create an environment that promotes wound healing by secondary or tertiary (delayed primary) intention by preparing the wound bed for closure, reducing edema, promoting granulation tissue formation and perfusion, and by removing exudate and infectious material. It is indicated for patients with chronic, acute, traumatic, subacute and dehisced wounds, partial-thickness burns, ulcers (such as diabetic, venous insufficiency or pressure), flaps and grafts. When used on closed surgical incisions, it is intended to manage the environment of surgical incisions that continue to drain following sutured or staple closure by maintaining a closed environment and removing exudates via the application of negative pressure wound therapy.
 

Evidence & Outcomes

V.A.C.® Therapy has the largest body of evidence to date including over 1,000 peer reviewed articles, 45 of which are randomized controlled trials (RCTs). These studies have demonstrated positive clinical outcomes of NPWT, as well as the effectiveness of V.A.C.® Therapy in diabetic foot wounds, chronic wounds (e.g., pressure ulcers and lower extremity ulcers), and a variety of acute wounds. Some of these studies are listed below.

Clinical Evidence

Additional summary of evidence and outcomes.

Evidence & Outcomes

Evidence & Outcomes

Title Study Type Date Authors
Negative pressure wound therapy after partial diabetic foot amputation: a multicentre, randomised controlled trial.
Randomized Control Trial
2005
Armstrong et al.
Comparison of negative pressure wound therapy using vacuum-assisted closure with advanced moist wound therapy in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers: a multicenter randomized controlled trial.
Randomized Control Trial
2008
Blume et al.
Use of vacuum assisted closure therapy in the treatment of diabetic foot wounds.
Randomized Control Trial
2010
Dalla et al.
State-of-the-art treatment of chronic leg ulcers: A randomized controlled trial comparing vacuum-assisted closure (V.A.C.) with modern wound dressings.
Randomized Control Trial
2006
Vuerstaek et al.
Negative pressure therapy vs standard wound care: a meta-analysis of randomized trials
Meta Analysis of RCTs
2011
Suisa et al.

Ordering

To order any of the products listed below, please visit KCI Express® or call 1-800-275-4524.

KCIExpress®

Product Codes

Therapy Unit

Product Product Code Ordering Option
INFOV.A.C.™ Therapy Unit
Therapy unit with power cord
M8259999.P
1 Unit

V.A.C.® Therapy Dressings

Product Product Code Ordering Option
V.A.C.® SIMPLACE™ EX Small Dressing Kit
2 spiral GRANUFOAM™ Dressings (7.7 x 11.2 x 1.75cm), 2 strips of V.A.C.® Drape, 1 SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad with connector, 1 disposable ruler
M8275046/5
Case of 5
V.A.C.® SIMPLACE™ EX Medium Dressing Kit
2 spiral GRANUFOAM™ Dressings (14.7 x 17.4 x 1.75cm), 2 drape strips and 1 sheet of V.A.C.® Drape, 1 SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad with connector, 1 disposable ruler
M8275045/5
Case of 5
V.A.C.® SIMPLACE™ Small Dressing Kit with 3M™ Tegaderm™ Drape
2 spiral GRANUFOAM™ Dressings (7.7 x 11.2 x 1.75cm), 2 sheets of 3M™ Tegaderm™ Drape, 1 SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad with connector, 1 disposable ruler
M8275041/5
M8275041/10
Case of 5
Case of 10
V.A.C.® SIMPLACE™ Medium Dressing Kit with 3M™ Tegaderm™ Drape
2 spiral GRANUFOAM™ Dressings (14.7 x 17.4 x 1.75cm), 3 sheets of 3M™ Tegaderm™ Drape, 1 SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad with connector, 1 disposable ruler
M8275040/5
M8275040/10
Case of 5
Case of 10
V.A.C.® GRANUFOAM™ Bridge Dressing Kit
1 GRANUFOAM™ Dressing (6 x 17 x 1.9cm), 1 GRANUFOAM™ Bridge Dressing (67cm) with integrated SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad, 1 sheet of perforated V.A.C.® Drape with pre-cut hole, 1 disposable ruler
M8275042/5
M8275042/10
Case of 5
Case of 10
V.A.C.® GRANUFOAM™ Bridge XG Dressing
2 spiral GRANUFOAM™ Dressings, 1 GRANUFOAM™ Bridge Dressing (67cm) with integrated SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad, 1 sheet of V.A.C.® Drape, 1 sheet of perforated V.A.C.® Drape with pre-cut hole, 1 disposable ruler
M8275044/5
Case of 5
V.A.C.® GRANUFOAM SILVER™ Small Dressing Kit
1 GRANUFOAM SILVER™ Dressing (10 x 7.5 x 3.2cm), 1 V.A.C.® Drape, 1 SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad with connector, 1 disposable ruler
M8275098/5
M8275098/10
Case of 5
Case of 10
V.A.C.® GRANUFOAM SILVER™ Medium Dressing Kit
1 GRANUFOAM SILVER™ Dressing (18 x 12.5 x 3.2cm), 2 sheets of V.A.C.® Drape, 1 SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad with connector, 1 disposable ruler
M8275096/5
M8275096/10
Case of 5
Case of 10
V.A.C.® GRANUFOAM SILVER™ Large Dressing Kit
1 GRANUFOAM SILVER™ Dressing (26 x 15 x 3.2cm), 2 sheets of V.A.C.® Drape, 1 SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad with connector, 1 disposable ruler
M8275099/5
M8275099/10
Case of 5
Case of 10
V.A.C.® GRANUFOAM™ Small Dressing Kit
1 GRANUFOAM™ Dressing (10 x 7.5 x 3.2cm), 1 sheet of V.A.C.® Drape, 1 SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad with connector, 1 disposable ruler
M8275051/5
M8275051/10
Case of 5
Case of 10
V.A.C.® GRANUFOAM™ Medium Dressing Kit
1 GRANUFOAM™ Dressing (18 x 12.5 x 3.2cm), 2 sheets of V.A.C.® Drape, 1 SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad with connector, 1 disposable ruler
M8275052/5
M8275052/10
Case of 5
Case of 10
V.A.C.® GRANUFOAM™ Large Dressing Kit
1 GRANUFOAM™ Dressing (26 x 15 x 3.2cm), 2 sheets of V.A.C.® Drape, 1 SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad with connector, 1 disposable ruler
M8275053/5
M8275053/10
Case of 5
Case of 10
V.A.C.® GRANUFOAM™ X-Large Dressing Kit
1 GRANUFOAM™ Dressing (60 x 30 x 1.5cm), 5 sheets of V.A.C.® Drape, 1 SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad with connector, 1 disposable ruler
M8275065/5
Case of 5
V.A.C.® GRANUFOAM™ Round Dressing Kit
1 perforated GRANUFOAM™ Dressing (5” diameter), 1 sheet of V.A.C.® Drape, 1 SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad with connector, 1 disposable ruler
M8275075/5
M8275075/10
Case of 5
Case of 10
V.A.C.® GRANUFOAM™ Thin Dressing Kit
1 perforated GRANUFOAM™ Dressing (26 x 15 x 1.6cm), 2 sheets of V.A.C.® Drape, 1 SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad with connector, 1 disposable ruler
M8275081/5
M8275081/10
Case of 5
Case of 10
V.A.C.® GRANUFOAM™ Hand Dressing Kit
1 hand-shaped GRANUFOAM™ Dressing with finger separators, 1 sealing bag, 1 SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad with connector, 1 disposable ruler
M8275064/5
Case of 5
V.A.C. WHITEFOAM™ Small Dressing (foam only)
1 polyvinyl alcohol dressing (10 x 7.5 x 1cm)
M6275033/10
Case of 10
V.A.C. WHITEFOAM™ Large Dressing (foam only)
1 polyvinyl alcohol dressing (10 x 15 x 1cm)
M6275034/10
Case of 10
V.A.C. WHITEFOAM™ Small Dressing Kit
1 polyvinyl alcohol dressing (10 x 7.5 x 1cm), 1 V.A.C.® Drape, 1 SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad with connector, 1 disposable ruler
M8275068/5
M8275068/10
Case of 5
Case of 10
V.A.C. WHITEFOAM™ Large Dressing Kit
1 polyvinyl alcohol dressing (10 x 15 x 1cm), 1 V.A.C.® Drape, 1 SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad with connector, 1 disposable ruler
M8275067/5
M8275067/10
Case of 5
Case of 10

ABTHERA™ Open Abdomen Dressing

Product Product Code Ordering Option
ABTHERA™ SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Open Abdomen Dressing
1 Visceral Protective Layer, perforated GRANUFOAM™ Dressing, V.A.C.® Drape, SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Tubing Set. This dressing is for use with the negative pressure therapy provided by the InfoV.A.C.® Therapy Unit and the V.A.C.Ulta™ Therapy Unit. It is not for use with V.A.C. VeraFlo™ Therapy provided by the V.A.C.Ulta™ Therapy Unit.
M8275026/5
Case of 5

Canisters & Accessories

Product Product Code Ordering Option
INFOV.A.C.™ 500ml Canister with Gel
1 canister (sterile) with SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Tubing, clamp and connector (also used with V.A.C.ULTA™ Therapy Unit)
M8275063/5
M8275063/10
Case of 5
Case of 10
INFOV.A.C.™ 500ml Canister without Gel
1 canister (sterile) with SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Tubing, clamp and connector (also used with V.A.C.ULTA™ Therapy Unit)
M8275071/5
M8275071/10
Case of 5
Case of 10
INFOV.A.C.™ 1,000ml Canister with Gel
1 canister (sterile) with SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Tubing, clamp and connector (also used with V.A.C.ULTA™ Therapy Unit)
M8275093/5
Case of 5
SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad Only
1 SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad with tubing, clamp and connector
M8275057/10
Case of 10
V.A.C.® Drape
1 adhesive drape (30.5 x 26cm)
M6275009/10
Case of 10
V.A.C.® Y-Connector
Allows two V.A.C.® Dressings to be connected to one V.A.C.® Therapy Unit
M6275066/5
M6275066/10
Case of 5
Case of 10
V.A.C.® Tubing Cap
Used to create seal at the end of the canister tubing
M6275069/5
M6275069/10
Case of 5
Case of 10

PREVENA™ Incision Management Dressings

Product Product Code Ordering Option
PREVENA™ PEEL & PLACE™ Dressing Kit – 20cm
PREVENA™ PEEL & PLACE™ Dressings with Pressure Indicator – 20cm, PREVENA™ Patch Strips, PREVENA™ V.A.C.® Connector
PRE1055US
Case of 5
PEEL & PLACE™ Dressing Kit – 13cm
PEEL & PLACE™ Dressings with Pressure Indicator – 13cm, PREVENA™ Patch Strips, PREVENA™ V.A.C.® Connector, Ruler with sticker
PRE1155US
Case of 5
PREVENA™ CUSTOMIZABLE™ Dressing Kit (for use on non-linear or up to 90cm linear incisions)
PREVENA™ CUSTOMIZABLE™ Dressing with Hydrocolloid, PREVENA™ Therapy Interface Pad with Pressure Indicator, Hydrocolloid Strips, V.A.C.® Drape, Ruler with sticke , V.A.C.® Therapy Unit Connector
PRE2055US
Case of 5
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