The massive damage caused by necrotizing fasciitis is a notoriously difficult medical challenge. In this instance, tissue loss and systemic shock were exacerbated by morbid obesity. The patient’s ongoing respiratory issues — requiring her continual use of a ventilator — further complicated recovery.
To handle this complex case, the wound care team chose the Cardinal Health™ NPWT system — the only available technology that can deliver two modalities in a single unit: negative pressure wound therapy and simultaneous irrigation. Managed from its console, the SVED® device delivered both therapies concurrently. This freed the wound care team from the time consuming and leakage-prone routine of having to swap devices, alternate therapies and reattach tubing.
Low-residue Cardinal Health™ Black Foam Dressings optimized negative pressure wound therapy drainage. Cardinal Health™ White Foam Dressings were used to fill the wound tunnel, allowing the movement of Prontosan® Wound Irrigation Solution3 in and out of the tunnel. Because the Cardinal Health™ White Foam Dressings remain soft and pliable even when dry, the team did not experience breakage problems when handling and positioning the foam.
The Cardinal Health™ SVED® device provided negative pressure wound therapy and simultaneous irrigation to heal a daunting wound.