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Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

A Case Study on the Combined Use of an Epidermal Autograft and NPWT

January 21, 2016
By Samantha Kuplicki, MSN, APRN-CNS, AGCNS-BC, CWS, CWCN, CFCN This is the account of a patient case in which technology, clinician experience, and patient adherence converged to save a limb. ...

Basic Training: Applying Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

March 23, 2016
By Samantha Kuplicki, MSN, APRN-CNS, AGCNS-BC, CWS, CWCN, CFCN Part 1 in a series exploring topics related to negative pressure wound therapy application. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT),...

Beating the Odds in Wound Care: Is it a Terminal Ulcer?

September 16, 2022
I was asked to perform a wound consult on a newly admitted resident to a post-acute unit of a nursing home. She rested quietly with a barely touched breakfast on her bedside table. Her aide had tried ...

Benefits of a Portable, Mechanical Negative Pressure Device for Pediatric Patients

December 9, 2022
The benefit of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) as an “active,” adjunctive treatment is well-established. Evidence has shown that wounds treated with negative pressure granulate faster than woun...

Creating Better Chronic Wound Care Outcomes With Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

October 31, 2021
Managing chronic wounds can be difficult and often includes multiple treatment strategies. Management techniques can vary depending on the size of the wound, comorbidities of the patient, and the unde...

Creative Closure of Tunneling and Undermining Wounds with Negative Pressure Wound Therapy

September 6, 2012
By Beth Hawkins Bradley RN, MN, CWON Wounds treated with negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) are not often straightforward. They occur in interesting places, have anything from slough to hardwar...

Emerging Use of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy With Instillation

September 7, 2022
Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) is a known adjunctive modality for healing wounds. The use of NPWT is well documented for the treatment of both acute and chronic wounds. NPWT is designed to rem...

Fistula Focus: Practical Application Tips for Managing Fistulas

October 26, 2021
A fistula is a connection between two organs that are not normally connected, such as the stomach and the skin. Fistulas develop in various conditions and for a multitude of reasons, such as malignanc...

Fistula Management: Frequently Asked Questions

October 29, 2020
By: Dianne Rudolph, DNP, GNP-BC, CWOCN What are some ways to achieve insurance coverage for fistula pouches or to use ostomy supplies for a fistula? We often run into the issue of supplies not bein...

How to Select the Appropriate Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Device for Your Patient

June 30, 2016
by Samantha Kuplicki, MSN, APRN-CNS, AGCNS-BC, CWS, CWCN, CFCN Recently, we've reviewed application and documentation strategies for negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT), but what about navigatin...
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