An Essential Component of V.A.C. Therapy
Why SensaT.R.A.C. Technology?
- Movement of wound fluid against gravity, as well as viscosity of the exudate in the tubing, influences negative pressure delivery
- Only SensaT.R.A.C. compensates for pressure variances at the wound site due to patient position, movement and exudate characteristics
An in-vitro study* showed that when a simulated wound model was lowered 36 inches (91 cm) below the vacuum pump, the pressure drop was significantly less (p=<.005) using V.A.C.® Therapy with SensaT.R.A.C. and GranuFoam™ Dressing than NPWT with gauze or NPWT with reticulated open cell foam without the benefit of regulated pressure feedback and control from SensaT.R.A.C. Technology.
What is SensaT.R.A.C. Technology?
- Distributes negative pressure to individual sensing lumens
- Helps reduce tubing blocks and false alarms though enhanced fluid dynamics
- Enhances patient comfort with a low profile design
- Efficiently draws exudate away from the wound larger lumen
- Independently monitors target pressure at the wound through the outer sensing lumens
- Allows for secure and convenient tubing connections
- Continuously regulates negative pressure feedback
- Maintains prescribed negative pressure at the wound site by adjusting pump output
- Safety alarms alert caregivers if target pressure is not met or therapy is interrupted
Are your NPWT patients on T.R.A.C.?
Download a PDF of the SensaT.R.A.C. Technology information sheet
*McNulty A, Spranger I, Courage J, et al. The Consistent Delivery of Negative Pressure to Wounds Using Reticulated, Open Cell Foam and Regulated Pressure Feedback. WOUNDS 2010;22(5):114-120
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