SAFE Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT)

Objectives

Upon completion of this continuing education activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Analyze FDA criteria for devices used in performing safe negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), including patient and device monitoring
  • Recognize the devices, facility policies and procedures, and training requirements for safe NPWT utilization
  • Examine the factors for safely prescribing NPWT 
    Assess the considerations for safely communicating and transferring patients using NPWT