Wound Vac with suction device not on patient?

  1. 0 Has anyone ever heard of a wound vac applied with the suction device being placed on foam which had been bridged to OUTSIDE of the patient's body (not attached to the patient's body). The wound was properly draped and foam in wound, but the foam was not only bridged out away from the wound, but also extended out away from the body and the sucker was on this foam which was wrapped with drape. Never have seen or heard of this technique before. thanks
  2. Enjoy this?

    Join thousands and get our weekly Nursing Insights newsletter with the hottest discussions, articles, and toons.

  3. Visit  montecarlo64 profile page

    About montecarlo64

    montecarlo64 has '20' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'ED, MDS, LTC'. From 'midwest'; 50 Years Old; Joined Jan '11; Posts: 134; Likes: 104.

    3 Comments so far...

  4. Visit  mommy.19 profile page
    Yep. It removes the whole "I've got a drain attached to my body that creates yet another point of pressure if I lay on it" sort of issue
    itthybitthythpider and LDRNMOMMY like this.
  5. Visit  mommy.19 profile page

    this video shows how it's more or less not attached in the drain area.
  6. Visit  jujuseah profile page
    We call it VAC dressing in Singapore.

Nursing Jobs in every specialty and state. Visit today and find your dream job.