Wound V.A.C.

Patients with acute and traumatic wounds, pressure ulcers or chronic open wounds may require a special procedure known as a wound V.A.C., or vacuum assisted closure. During this process, the nurse will apply foam to your wound and then add tubing which applies a negative pressure to the area. A Wound VAC is used specifically to:

  • Enhance delayed or impaired wound healing
  • Apply localized pressure to draw the edges of the wound toward the center
  • Remove interstitial fluid for tissue decompression
  • Remove infectious materials
  • Provide a closed moist wound healing environment

Having a wound V.A.C. performed should help your wound heal faster and with fewer complications.

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