KCI Acelity INFOV.A.C.® Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Unit, Recertified
V.A.C.® Therapy creates an environment that promotes wound healing
The INFOV.A.C.™Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) System is an integrated wound management system for use in acute, extended and home care settings. It is intended to create an environment that promotes wound healing by secondary or tertiary (delayed primary) intention by preparing the wound bed for closure, reducing edema, promoting granulation tissue formation and perfusion, and by removing exudate and infectious material. It is indicated for patients with chronic, acute, traumatic, subacute and dehisced wounds, partial-thickness burns, ulcers (such as diabetic, venous insufficiency or pressure), flaps and grafts. When used on closed surgical incisions, it is intended to manage the environment of surgical incisions that continue to drain following sutured or staple closure by maintaining a closed environment and removing exudates via the application of negative pressure wound therapy.
When used on closed surgical incisions, it is intended to manage the environment of surgical incisions that continue to drain following sutured or staple closure by maintaining a closed environment and removing exudates via the application of negative pressure wound therapy.
The mechanisms of action for V.A.C.®Therapy include drawing wound edges together, removing infection materials and wound fluids, promoting perfusion, maintaining a closed, moist wound healing environment and promoting granulation tissue formation.
The integrated V.A.C.® Therapy System has a unique mechanism of action whereby the delivery of negative pressure through the V.A.C.® Therapy units using proprietary V.A.C.® GRANUFOAM™ Dressings maintains a wound environment that promotes granulation.
How V.A.C.® Therapy creates an environment that promotes wound healing
Under negative pressure, V.A.C.® Therapy with proprietary V.A.C.® GRANUFOAM™ Dressings applies mechanical forces to the wound to create an environment that promotes wound healing. These forces are known as macrostrain and microstrain.1
Macrostrain is the visible stretch that occurs when negative pressure contracts the foam.
- Draws wound edges together
- Provides direct and complete wound bed contact
- Evenly distributes negative pressure
- Removes exudate and infectious materials
Microstrain is the microdeformation at the cellular level, which leads to cell stretch.
- Reduces edema
- Promotes perfusion
- Promotes granulation tissue formation by facilitating cell migration and proliferation
INFOV.A.C.™ Therapy Unit
Weight: 6.4lbs (2.9kg) with 500ml canister
Dimensions: 23 x 17 x 17cm (9.05 x 6.69 x 6.69in)
Battery Type: Lithium ion rechargeable battery
Battery Life: 6 hour average
Canister Volume: 500 and 1,000ml
Modes: Continuous or Intermittent
Intensity Settings: Low, Medium, High
Pressure Settings: -25mmHg through –200mmHg (-3.3kPa to -26.6kPa)
Power Supply: Class I Equipment
Type B Equipment
Class II or internally powered Equipment
Equipment not suitable for use in the presence of a flammable anesthetic mixture with air, oxygen or nitrous oxide
Storage Temperature Range: -10°C to +50°C
Operational Temperature Range: +10°C to +30°C
Relative Humidity Range: 10% to 85% non-condensing
Barometric Pressure Range: 700hPa to 1060hPa