Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Orthopedic Clinic.
Nova Scotia Health Authority
- Pamphlet Number
- Available Online
- View Pamphlet
Negative pressure wound closure therapy is a portable (you can carry it with you) machine that uses controlled negative pressure (like a vacuum) to help heal wounds. This pamphlet answers common questions about using this therapy. Topics include safety at home, what the therapy feels like, moving around, bathing, how long to use the machine each day, dressing changes, and what to do if you are admitted to the hospital. What to do if the machine alarms, things to watch for, and when to contact a…