Negative Pressure Wound Therapy: Deciphering the Advancement of Optimal Implementation

In 2014, 17.2 million U.S. hospital visits were due to acute wounds1 with the most common chronic wounds including venous leg ulcers (VLU), diabetic foot ulcers (DFU), and pressure ulcers. Wounds are ubiquitous, costly, and can negatively impact patient satisfaction and quality of life measures across the spectrum.

Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) was introduced in the late 20th century, ushering in a new era for wound care. While NPWT has numerous clinical benefits, optimal implementation of delivering it in the acute setting is not without its challenges. Within this eBook, you will discover vital knowledge and strategic insight into the optimal implementation of NPWT while providing a brighter outlook for your organization’s future.

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1. Sen CK. Human Wounds and Its Burden: An Updated Compendium of Estimates. Advances in wound care, 2019, Volume 8, Number 2.

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