Journal of Woundcare Handbook

The professional's guide to wound product selection

ABThera SensaT.R.A.C. Open Abdomen Dressing

ABThera SensaT.R.A.C. Open Abdomen Dressing

3M + KCI

Description

When used with the V.A.C. Ulta therapy unit, provides an active temporary abdominal closure system that is designed to remove fluids from the abdominal cavity and draw the wound edges together. Helps to achieve fascial closure while protecting abdominal contents from external contamination. 

Indications

Temporary bridging of abdominal wall openings where primary closure is not possible and/or repeat abdominal entries are necessary. Open abdominal wounds with exposed viscera including, but not limited to, abdominal compartment syndrome. Should be used in a closely monitored area within the acute hospital, such as the ICU. Is most often applied in the operating theatre.

Contraindications

Never place exposed foam material in direct contact with exposed bowel, organs, blood vessels or nerves. Protect vital structures with the visceral protective layer at all times during therapy. Do not apply to patients with open abdominal wounds containing non-enteric unexplored fistulas.

Sizes Available

One size

Price

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