Open wounds

Bring the proven effectiveness of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) to open wound management with PICO. 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 the appropriate option for an open wound? When determining whether PICO 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 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 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.