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Quiz - Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT)

Quiz - Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT)

Quiz - Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT)

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Check out our topics and tools on Negative Pressure Wound Therapy!  For background information on NPWT including indications and contraindications, see "Negative Pressure Wound Therapy".  For guidance on selection of NPWT device, device application, and assessment of NPWT effectiveness, see " How to Select and Apply Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Devices ". For decision support on different brands of both disposable and durable NPWT devices and dressings, see " Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Interactive Matrix". To assess if NPWT is indicated for a specific wound type, use the Wound Prep & Dress Tool.  

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Use of compression therapy to reduce edema on patients with complex chronic leg ulcers can be challenging or contraindicated. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) circumferential dressing may be an option for complex cases.

Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has the potential to expedite healing and may be applied in many clinical situations, but achieving and maintaining a reliable, occlusive seal is requisite to realize benefit and mitigate cost, regardless of NPWT type. This topic illustrates a new method to achieve effective seal of an open abdomen NPWT dressing on a highly exudative deepithelialized periwound lacking any dry tissue to apply adhesive drape.