Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
Negative Pressure Wound Therapy has come to be regarded as one of the optimal treatment methods when treating chronic, acute, traumatic, sub-acute and dehisced wounds, partial-thickness burns, pressure ulcers, diabetic ulcers, and venous ulcers, flaps, and grafts. This technique encompasses the use of a closed vacuum system, drawing out fluid from the wound, while increasing blood flow to the affected areas. Use of Negative Pressure not only shortens the healing time, but often is the only therapy that heals wounds.
One of the most effective ways to both treat and prevent pressure ulcers in the trunk/pelvis area is by utilizing a specialty mattress or support surface. For patients who suffer from immobility, selecting the correct support surface is essential in preventing and/or treating pressure ulcers.
Cork Medical Products offers a wide range of support surfaces ranging from alternating pressure mattresses with low air loss, to non-powered stage 4 mattresses and overlays. Each product is designed to provide optimal offloading while giving patients a comfortable and therapeutic support surface.