Exsudex™ is a portable, cost-effective negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) system with easy-to-use controls and 24 hour support line.
• Improves cellular migration, new granulation tissue and growth factor activity
• Reduces local edema and bacterial colonization to reduce risk of infection
• Operating level of 50dB allows patients to rest undisturbed
• Improves local microcirculation and neo-vascularization
• Wide range of pressure settings for many wound types
• A/C or battery operated for flexibility and portability
• Promotes a moist wound healing environment
• Removes excess exudate and waste materials
• 24 hour support line for convenience
The Exsudex™ NPWT system is indicated for patients who would benefit from the application of negative pressure to the area of a wound, for the aspiration and removal of surgical fluids, irrigation fluids, tissue (including bone), gases, bodily fluids or infectious materials either during surgery or at the patient's bedside, particularly as the device may promote wound healing.
This device is contraindicated for the following reasons for wound treatment: Presence of necrotic tissue, malignancy (except for quality of life reason for terminal patients), untreated osteomyelitis, untreated malnutrition, use on exposed arteries, veins or organs.
Physicians should consider patient's size and weight when prescribing device.
The Exsudex™ NPWT system is MR unsafe and must be disconnected from the patient prior to MRI. The Exsudex™ NPWT system may be used in the event that defibrillation is needed, provided there is no electrical contact between patient and device. In such case the device must be disconnected. Be sure to remove the dressing if defibrillation is required in the area of dressing placement. Failure to remove the dressing may inhibit transmission of electrical energy and/or patient resuscitation.
The Exsudex™ NPWT system may not be used in a hyperbaric oxygen chamber. To prevent unintentional gauze retention, all dressings are removed from the wound and wound bed.
Infected wounds may need more frequent dressing changes, up to twice a day, and the patient and the wound must be inspected regularly for signs of increased infection or sepsis.
Patients who do not have adequate hemostasis, and on whom anticoagulation or platelet aggregation inhibitors are being used have an increased risk of bleeding with or without the Exsudex™.
The Exsudex™ NPWT system has not been studied in pediatric patients.
All arteries, veins, tendons, ligaments, nerves and other organs have to be covered completely prior to application of the Exsudex™.
Infected tissue such as blood vessels may have a weakened structure and have to be treated with care. Infected blood vessels may bleed more readily than normal blood vessels.
The Exsudex™ NPWT system is intended for acute, institutional, and long-term care use and only when prescribed by a physician. Product may be indicated for patient home care, when carefully monitored by licensed home health care providers, and only when prescribed by a physician.
Patients on anticoagulants or with difficult hemostasis should be treated with caution and have to be controlled regularly for bleeding.
Patients with infections in the wound and or other parts of the body have to receive proper systemic treatment.
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|Antimicrobial interface available|
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|Single-use – 10 days|
|Single-use – 15 days|
|Single-use – 7 days|
|Usable on closed wounds|
|Usable on open wounds|
|Variable pressure setting||●|
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Moderate/Highly Exudating Wounds
If necessary, all wounds should be debrided prior to application of the therapy and/or dressings. Ensure there are no pockets left in the wound bed after application of the dressing.
To use the pump, the suction tube must be connected to the canister and to the drain.
After checking the setup and confirming connection between the canister and the drain, the Exsudex™ NPWT system is activated by pressing the start/stop button.
Upon removal of dressing(s), the wound bed should be cleaned in accordance with standard wound care practices, prior to the application of new sterile dressing.
Weight: under 5lb
Pressure range: -40mmHg to -200mmHg
Power supply: 100 - 240V AC, 50 - 60Hz, 700mA
Connecting voltage: 18V DC, 1.16A
Maximum use: 30 Watt
Operating time on battery: 12 hours
Battery charge time: 1.5 hours
Classification (according IEC 60601-1): 2B
Classification (according 93/42/EEG): IIa
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