Closed surgical incisions
Performance around surgical site infections, complications and readmissions is critical in healthcare today. The PICO 7 Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) System makes it easier to include NPWT in a risk-stratified protocol for high-risk patients and high-risk procedures.
Is PICO 7 the appropriate option for your closed incisions? When determining whether PICO 7 is the appropriate choice for an incision – or whether a standard dressing would be better, there are two primary considerations:
- Is the patient high-risk for complications
- Which PICO 7 Dressing size best fits the incision
The PICO 7 System may help reduce the risk of surgical site complications as part of a comprehensive clinical protocol. The PICO 7 System has been used on incisions including:
- Total Hip Replacement
- Total Knee Replacement
- Colorectal Surgery
- Calcaneus Fracture
- Breast Reduction
PICO 7 for closed surgical incisions
- Reduce complications – PICO has been shown to help reduce surgical site complications1,2
- Simple application – various sized dressings with up to 7 day wear time . . . just dress, press, and go
- Positive outcomes – studies have shown that PICO may reduce the risk of surgical site complications and subsequent readmissions as part of a clinical protocol to manage incisions for high-risk patients3,1
- Patient friendly – canister-free, pocket-sized PICO allows patients to be comfortable, shower, and perform everyday activities3
- Cost effective – length of stay in the hospital may be reduced as patient can be discharged on the PICO System1,2
- Harris, J., et al. Using a multi-faceted active process and infection prevention to reduce post-op C-section infections. Poster presented at SAWC Spring 2013.
- Karlakki, S., Brem, M., Giannini, S., Khanduja, V., Stannard, J., and Martin, R. Negative pressure wound therapy for management of the surgical incisions in orthopaedic surgery. BJR. 2013.
- 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.