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V.A.C.® Therapy Indications and Safety Information

For complete Instructions for Use, warnings, precautions and contraindications, please access the KCI e-labeling site.


V.A.C. Therapy Safety Information

Disposable components of the V.A.C. (Vacuum Assisted Closure) Therapy System, including the foam dressing kits (i.e., V.A.C. GranuFoam, V.A.C. GranuFoam Silver®, or V.A.C. WhiteFoam Dressing) and V.A.C. Therapy accessories are packaged sterile and are latex-free. V.A.C. Therapy Unit canisters are packaged sterile or with sterile fluid path and are latex-free. All disposable components of the V.A.C. Therapy System are for single use only. To help ensure safe and effective use, the V.A.C GranuFoam, V.A.C. GranuFoam Silver, and V.A.C. WhiteFoam Dressings are to be used only with V.A.C. Therapy Units.

The decision to use clean versus sterile/aseptic technique is dependent upon wound pathophysiology, clinician preference, and facility protocol.

IMPORTANT: As with any prescription medical device, failure to consult a doctor and carefully read and follow all therapy unit and dressing instructions and safety information prior to each use may lead to inadequate performance of the product and the potential for serious or fatal injury. Do not adjust therapy unit settings or use unit without directions from or supervision by the treating clinician.

Indications for Use

The  V.A.C. Ulta, V.A.C. Via, ActiV.A.C.® and InfoV.A.C.®  Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Systems (NPWT) are integrated wound management systems for use in acute, extended and home care settings. They are intended to create an environment that promotes wound healing by secondary or tertiary (delayed primary) intention by preparing the wound bed for closure, reducing oedema10, promoting granulation tissue formation12,13 and perfusion12,19,and by removing exudate12 and infectious material6. It is indicated for patients with chronic, acute, traumatic, subacute and dehisced wounds, partial-thickness burns, ulcers (such as diabetic, pressure or venous insufficiency), flaps and grafts.

The V.A.C. GranuFoam Silver Dressing is an effective barrier to bacterial penetration and may help reduce infection in the types of wounds listed above17.

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