Suggested Clinical Protocols
A Clinical Reference Manual
Clinical protocols are vital for safe and effective use of Wound RX Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT). Most medical facilities have protocols in place for general wound care treatments, however NPWT may not specifically be explained. For this reason, Wound RX is providing a comprehensive set of guidelines, designed to augment clinicians’ knowledge of this specialized therapy, and grow facilities’ preexisting protocols. These guidelines have been shaped and reviewed by the ATMOS NPWT Clinical Advisory Panel. Consisting of Registered Nurses, Podiatrists, Certified Wound Care Associates, Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses, Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners and more, clinicians of diverse expertise have contributed to this clinical resource. Recent medical research on NPWT has also provided vast data to incorporate.
Please Note: Information within this document is subject to change without notice. Contact your equipment provider or contact Wound RX for the most recent version.
Notice to Clinicians
The following content and procedural suggestions are intended for use with an Wound RX Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) system. These guidelines are not intended as a guarantee for certain clinical results, outcomes or system performance nor does Wound RX guarantee the efficacy of its NPWT systems. These guidelines are recommendations to help clinicians integrate an Wound RX NPWT system into preexisting wound-treatment protocols.
Please consult with the patient’s attending physician for specific instructions concerning the patient’s individual wound treatment. Before using a Wound RX NPWT system please refer to all applicable Product Operating Instructions and Reference Guides. Do not operate NPWT equipment unless you have been trained to use it safely and effectively.
Please be aware of the following topics before using a Wound RX NPWT system on a patient:
In the event of a medical emergency, immediately dial 911 for emergency medical support. Additional product information can be obtained by contacting your medical equipment provider.