Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
PICO represents a unique way of treating patients who would benefit from the application of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT). PICO has been shown to provide positive patient outcomes when applied to open wounds, closed surgical incisions and skin grafts1,2,3,4.
The PICO system is canister-free which means the pump is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. This makes the system very discrete and portable for the patient to wear2.
The PICO pump generates an effective negative pressure of -80mmHg5 and provides therapy for up to 7 days.
The PICO pump is connected to a conformable, innovatively designed dressing which:
- Is easily applied and removed, minimising skin trauma2 and delivers the negative pressure across the wound bed or closed incision1
- Designed to reduce the risk of pressure points and supports patient comfort 6,7
- Manages the fluid away from the wound or closed incision through a unique combination of absorbency and evaporation1,5.
Provided together as a convenient all-in-one-system, canister-free PICO supports patients in maintaining their daily activities. Patients may be safely discharged with PICO in place2,3,8, the size and simplicity gives confidence that they can manage the system at home2,3,8.
Health care providers can be confident in using PICO because PICO has been shown to lead to improved patient outcomes and utilisation of resources across a range of wound types and care settings2,3,8,9.
PICO is presented to provide a week (7 days) of therapy. In each carton there is one pump plus two dressings complete with fixation strips. This enables a dressing change to be carried out within the therapy life of the pump if this is clinically necessary.
Being single use, PICO can be kept on the shelf to allow easy access to the therapy when it's needed.
The PICO pump may be recycled at the end of the weekly cycle.
1 Hudson, D; Adams, K; Van Huyssteen, A; Martin, R; Huddleston, E; Simplified Negative Pressure Wound Therapy: clinical evaluation of an ultraportable, no-canister system; International Wound Journal 2013
2 Hurd, T; Evaluating the Cost and Benefits of Innovations in Chronic Wound Care Products and Practices; Ostomy Wound Management; June 2013
3 Selvaggi et al; New Advances in Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) for Surgical Wounds of Patients Affected with Crohn’s Disease; Wound Healing Surgical Technology International XXIV
4 Edwards, J; Use of a portable negative Pressure Wound Therapy System (NPWT) (PICO) for split thickness skin grafts; Nov 2012
5 Malmsjo, M; Huddleston, E; Martin, R; Biological Effects of a Disposable, Canisterless Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System; Eplasty
6 DS/14/065/R Comparison of pressure transmission through port area of current PICO and Palermo designs in vitro test
7 DS/14/066/R Comparison of pressure transmission through RENASYS drape and Palermo dressings in vitro test
8 Bullough et al; Changing woundcare protocols to reduce post-operative caesarean section infection and readmission, Wounds UK, Vol 10, No 1 2014
9 Nuila, L M; 5th NPWT Expert Panel Meeting Frankfurt, March 2014; Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) for Prevention of surgical wound complications in implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)