Negative pressure wound therapy
It is time to see negative pressure wound therapy in a whole new light
For chronic and acute wounds, new technologies have led to great improvements. For example, negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is a proven and effective treatment strategy.
Yet to date, NPWT systems have not been effective in minimizing pain and skin trauma. Aggressive fixating film adhesives, used to maintain an airtight seal, can be very painful to remove as they strip and irritate the skin. Some adhesive films may also cause painful blistering1.
Avance NPWT System
The Avance® NPWT system with dressings with Safetac® is a negative pressure wound therapy system designed to minimize unnecessary pain and stress2 to maximize healing. Fixation dressings with Safetac are easy to work with and apply or reapply as needed. This helps minimize unnecessary contact with the patient's sensitive wound site1 and can help minimize their anxiety.
Avance® Film with Safetac (a gentle adhesive film) and Mepiseal® with Safetac (an easy-to-use, soft, liquid silicone sealant) help protect the peri-wound area against maceration3, prevent skin stripping during dressing changes4 and help prevent the formation of painful blisters.
Avance is specifically designed to be more convenient for healthcare professionals and patients and the system covers all wound types, whether in hospital or at home, which means an easier transition for patients.