Wound Care and Wound Vac at Home
Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is a procedure used to date problematic acute and chronic wounds that do not respond to conventional treatment moist wound healing techniques. A negative pressure, typically -125 mmHg is applied to the wound bed Remove excess exudate and helps put moisture. Moreover, it is thought that NPWT stimulates granulation tissue formation, reducing interstitial edema and improve microvascular blood flow.
The under-pressure in NPWT is fed via a tube of a vacuum device, threaded through a mesh or foam coating which is sealed with a transparent film. The negative pressure can be applied continuously or intermittently, depending on the type of wound and the treatment objectives.
- Chronic, acute and traumatic wounds
- Dehisced wounds
- Neuropathic ulcers
- Muscle flaps
- Skin grafts
- Wounds due to arterial or venous insufficiency
- Wounds with exposed bone or tendon
- Orthopedic injuries and degloving
- Wounds with exposed hardware
- Dry wounds
- Necrotic wounds
- Wounds in body cavities
- Wounds on malignancies
- Presence of exposed blood vessels or untreated osteomyelitis
Wound Care Management
In addition, caution should be used in patients with anticoagulants or wounds with active bleeding, and NWPT may not be applied immediately after incision and drainage procedure
- Provides a closed moist wound healing environment
- Help reduce contamination from outside bacteria
- Removes excess fluid from the wound and surrounding tissues
- Reduces cell death caused by dehydration
- Can facilitate wound contraction
- If used for more than a few days, it may be more cost-effective than standard wound treatment
- Some patients report pain at the treatment
- The large size of the unit makes mobility difficult
- By the suction effect, some patients can develop pressure ulcers in the treated areas
- Obtaining an air-tight seal can be difficult to achieve in a number of locations wound
- Cannot be used on necrotic wounds
- Can be expensive, especially in a short period of time
Wound Care Treatment
It is our greatest mission to help the elderly and disabled patients reach and sustain their independence and self-reliance. As a professional institute and sighting the recent focus of the United States government about reducing spending on healthcare, hospital readmissions are a costly proposition.
The integration of hospital and ambulatory care is the key to reducing readmissions. Formal or strong informal relations between hospitals and the local primary care providers, such as Home Healthcare Agencies, will improve outcomes for patients and reduces the costs associated with health care spending.
Qualicare Home Health Care offers the unique ability to provide health care treatments which were previously only available in a hospital or doctor’s office to receive in the comfort of your home. Qualicare home health care offers a long list of services that are often less expensive, more convenient than and as effective as the care that you would receive in a hospital or skilled nursing facility. In general, the goal of home health care is to provide treatment for an illness or injury. For our patients, we are committed to improving patient access to much-needed health care. In doing so, we focus on minimizing the devastating personal consequences of illness, accident or disability in our patients and their families.
For more information about wound care & wound vac, please contact
Qualicare Home Health
Address: 18001 Old Cutler Rd Ste 454 Miami, FL 33157