Improving outcomes in hard-to-heal wounds with single-use negative pressure
Advanced therapies play a crucial role in progressing a wound towards healing. A recent evaluation of the use of PICO™ single-use negative pressure wound therapy across the UK, Sweden and Canada showed the importance of early intervention in hard-to-heal wounds and how an effectively implemented pathway can result in statistically significant improvements in the healing trajectory of stalled wounds, both during and after use showing an estimated cost saving of 33.1%1.
This webcast explores how implementing the PICO pathway in hard-to-heal wounds supports clinical decision making, improves patient outcomes, lowers the cost of treatment and reduces the cost burden on the health economy1.
Chaired by Caroline Dowsett
Presentations by Caroline Dowsett and Jane Hampton.
Key learning points
In this webcast you will gain insight into:
- The importance of early intervention with PICO™ and its impact on wound progression
- Implementation of a treatment pathway to use PICO in the most cost-effective way to optimise resources
- Impact of cost savings using PICO NPWT versus standard care (traditional dressing)
- Healing rates for use of PICO
Reference: 1 Dowset C et al (2017) Use of PICO™ to improve clinical and economic outcomes in hard-to-heal wounds, 8(2): 53-8