Smith & Nephew 66801361 Pico Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System, Dressing Size 15cm x 15cm
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Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy. PICO represents a unique way of treating patients who would benefit from the application of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT). PICO has been shown to provide positive patient outcomes when applied to open wounds, closed surgical incisions and skin grafts. The PICO system is canister-free which means the pump is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. This makes the system very discrete and portable for the patient to wear. The PICO pump generates an effective negative pressure of -80mmHg and provides therapy for up to 7 days. The PICO pump is connected to a conformable, innovatively designed dressing which: Is easily applied and removed, minimising skin trauma and delivers the negative pressure across the wound bed or closed incision, Designed to reduce the risk of pressure points and supports patient comfort, Manages the fluid away from the wound or closed incision through a unique combination of absorbency and evaporation. Provided together as a convenient all-in-one-system, canister-free PICO supports patients in maintaining their daily activities. Patients may be safely discharged with PICO in place the size and simplicity gives confidence that they can manage the system at home. Health care providers can be confident in using PICO because PICO has been shown to lead to improved patient outcomes and utilisation of resources across a range of wound types and care settings. PICO is presented to provide a week (7 days) of therapy. In each carton there is one pump plus two dressings complete with fixation strips. This enables a dressing change to be carried out within the therapy life of the pump if this is clinically necessary. Being single use, PICO can be kept on the shelf to allow easy access to the therapy when it's needed. The PICO pump may be recycled at the end of the weekly cycle.
The pump is battery operated and is supplied with two AA lithium batteries which provide up to 168 hours (seven days) of battery life depending upon leak rate. The batteries can be replaced if required.
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