Portable single use negative pressure wound therapy system
The new PICO 7Y single use negative pressure wound therapy system (sNPWT) with AIRLOCK technology includes an innovative integrated Y extension enabling the utilization of two dressings concurrently from one pump, in practice allowing for two wounds to be addressed at the same time, thereby potentially reducing cost.
PICO 7Y sNPWT includes extended soft port and multisite dressings, designed to conform to complex anatomies. It is particularly suited for use on multiple wounds, such as breast surgical procedures. PICO 7Y also includes a check dressing indicator, which is intended to reduce unnecessary dressing changes and wastage and is 23% quieter than the first generation PICO, making it less intrusive for patients.
PICO 7Y is the latest addition to the PICO family of sNPWT products, which have transformed the use of negative pressure wound therapy by making it available to a wider range of outpatients in a cost effective, portable solution. PICO has been shown to significantly reduce wound complications following breast reduction surgery compared with standard dressings. In a breast cancer study with patients undergoing therapeutic mammoplasty, PICO reduced the incidence of post-surgical wound dehiscence by 75% compared with standard care, thereby reducing the potential for delay in the commencement of adjuvant therapy.