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Is PICO Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) the appropriate option?

Consideration 1: Is the patient high-risk for complications?1

Does patient have BMI 35 or over?

closed wound (hernia) with and without PICO

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The PICO System

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Does patient have two or more high-risk factors?

  • High BMI
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Blood or hematological disorder
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Multiple Caesarean births
  • Pre-existing skin problems that will impact healing
  • History of wound or healing problems
  • Emergent/urgent Caesarean births
   

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Standard dressing

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The PICO System

Consideration 2: Which PICO Dressing size best fits the incision?

PICO pad sizes
2x6 pad

2" x 6" (5 x 15cm)

Product code: 66800951

4x4 pad

4" x 4" (10 x 10cm)

Product code: 66800954

2x10 pad

2" x 10" (5 x 25cm)

Product code: 66800952

4x6 pad

4" x 6" (10 x 15cm)

Product code: 66800955

2 x 14 pad

2" x 14" (5 x 35cm)

Product code: 66800953

4x10 pad

4" x 10" (10 x 25cm)

Product code:66800956

6x6 pad

6" x 6" (15 x 15cm)

Product code: 66800957

8x8 pad

8" x 8" (20 x 20cm)

Product code: 66800958

 References
  1. Harris J, Hickson E. Using a multi-faceted active change process and infection prevention to reduce post-op C-section infections. Poster presented at the 27th Annual Clinical Symposium on Advances in Skin & Wound Care; Las Vegas, NV, 20-23 October 2012.