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Holy Family Medical Center Selects ConvaTec Negative Pressure for Wound Care

SKILLMAN, N.J., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ConvaTec, a world-leading developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies for community and hospital care, today announced that Holy Family Medical Center will now use ConvaTec Negative Pressure, which offers a line of products designed to overcome the clinical challenges of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT). ConvaTec Negative Pressure features the Engenex® System with Bio-Dome® dressing technology, which integrates a unique design and distinctive performance characteristics.

Holy Family Medical Center is a long-term acute care hospital and part of the Resurrection Health Care® System. Prior to evaluating ConvaTec Negative Pressure, the hospital used another negative pressure wound system. As part of a review of wound care products, wound care specialists at Holy Family Medical center evaluated the Engenex® System with Bio-Dome® dressing. The results of the evaluation showed dramatic decreases in wound size with no tissue disruption when using the Engenex® system with Bio-Dome® dressing technology.

According to the results of the evaluation, wounds managed with Engenex® system and Bio-Dome® technology dressings saw a mean decrease in wound size of 63.2 percent after two weeks of therapy and an overall mean decrease in wound size of 83.3 percent at the completion of therapy. In addition, there were no reports of tissue disruption at the time of dressing changes.

In addition to the quantitative data obtained during the evaluation, a number of qualitative results supporting the use of ConvaTec Negative Pressure were observed. The staff at Holy Family Medical Center noticed that patients would not become stressed about the potential for dressing changes with the use of the Engenex® system and Bio-Dome® dressings.

"Based on our evaluation, we believe that ConvaTec Negative Pressure presented a range of benefits for our patients, including the need for fewer dressing changes and decreases in wound size at 2 weeks and at the completion of treatment," said Cathy L. Johnson, RN, WCC, LNC, Wound Care Supervisor, Holy Family Medical Center. "We observed that wounds appeared to heal quickly and our staff reported that there were no incidences of tissue disruption when the Bio-Dome® dressings were removed."

About ConvaTec Negative Pressure

ConvaTec Negative Pressure featuring the intelligently designed Engenex® System with Bio-Dome® dressing technology is an innovative technology and engineering solution that utilizes the application of negative pressure which may promote healing and remove excess fluid, including wound exudate and infectious materials.

About Holy Family Medical Center:

Holy Family Medical Center is the only long-term acute care hospital in Illinois with comprehensive outpatient services including an immediate care center. Holy Family Medical Center is a part of Resurrection Health Care, a nationally ranked leader in quality care. In 2010, we were recognized with the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ at three hospitals, 14 specialty excellence awards and 48 five-star ratings, placing us among the top hospitals in the nation.

About ConvaTec

ConvaTec is a leading developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies that have helped improve the lives of millions of people worldwide. With four key focus areas – Ostomy Care, Wound Therapeutics, Continence and Critical Care, and Infusion Devices – ConvaTec products support healthcare professionals from the hospital to the community health setting. For more information, please visit

Engenex and Bio-Dome are registered trademarks of Boehringer Technologies, LP.

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