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Smith & Nephew Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Products To Be Available To Patients Through the Medicare Part B Competitive Bidding Process
Date:6/2/2008

nds by the application of sub-atmospheric pressure.

Smith & Nephew has now added a range of NPWT products to its advanced wound management portfolio including:

EZCARE(TM) -- A NPWT system that is designed for simple operation to minimize training requirements and improve efficiency. It has a long battery life, safety alarms, patient lockout and a quiet operation. It also operates at lower vacuum levels enhancing patient comfort and compliance.

V1STA(TM) -- A NPWT system that is lightweight and easily portable. The device incorporates a range of safety features such as low vacuum alarms for detection of leaks and sensing technology to protect against high vacuum levels.

Both NPWT systems are designed to be used with a range of wound sealing dressing kits, and canisters now offered by Smith & Nephew. The EZCARE and V1STA systems involve simple dressing changes that take less nursing time and are easy to learn and teach.


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