Open wounds

Bring the proven effectiveness of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) to open wound management with PICO 7. This single use, canister-free system is simple to apply. And, its small size allows patients to maintain daily activities which adds to their satisfaction.

Is PICO 7 the appropriate option for an open wound? When determining whether PICO 7 is the appropriate choice for a wound – or whether traditional NPWT would be better, there are three primary considerations:

  • Exudate level
  • Wound area
  • Need for wound filler

Traditional NPWT may be too painful for use on many wounds. The PICO 7 NPWT System has been shown to be an excellent option for open wounds including:

  • Martorell ulcers
  • Pyoderma gangrenosa
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Venous ulcers
  • Refractory ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Hypertensive eschemic ulcers
  • Vasculitic ulcers
  • Vasculitis pyoderma
  • Superficial wounds

PICO 7 for open wounds – in the hospital or the wound clinic

  • Off-the-shelf ease – no capital equipment management and no tracking of therapy days
  • Simple application – various sized dressings with up to 7 day wear time . . . just dress, press, and go
  • Positive outcomes – healing rate of PICO compared to traditional NPWT is equivalent for open wounds that have low to moderate exudate1
  • Patient friendly – canister-free, pocket-sized PICO allows patients to be comfortable, shower, and perform everyday activities1
  • Cost effective – the PICO System may reduce therapy costs compared to traditional NPWT, plus asset management is eliminated
References
  1. Hurd, T., Trueman, P., & Rossington, A. Use of portable, single use negative pressure wound therapy device in home care patients with low to moderately exuding wounds: a case series. Ostomy Wound Management. Volume 60. Issue 3. March 2014.