3M™ Veraflo™ Cleanse Choice Complete Dressing, in conjunction with 3M™ Veraflo™ Therapy, can be used to initiate wound cleansing and facilitate the removal of wound exudate and infectious materials.
• Provides a wound cleansing option for clinicians when surgical debridement must be delayed or is not possible or appropriate
• Provides "mechanical" movement at the wound surface in combination with cyclic delivery and dwell of topical solutions
• Three-layer design: contact layer with a pattern of 1cm through holes, 2 cover layers (without holes) to provide application options for wounds with varying depths
• Cover layer designed to capture large wound exudate particles before they enter tubing
• Provides clinicians a cleansing option when surgical debridement must be delayed or is not possible or appropriate, or for wounds that won’t close easily, such as trauma wounds and pressure injuries
• Distinctive design facilitates the removal of thick wound exudates
• In conjunction with 3M™ Veraflo™ Therapy, provides a "mechanical" movement at the wound surface, which in combination with cyclic delivery and dwell of topical solutions helps disrupt, soften, solubilize, and remove thick exudate (eg, slough) and non-viable tissue
• Wound contact layer's large holes enhance conformability to the wound bed
The 3M™ Veraflo™ Cleanse Choice Complete™ Dressing Kit is used as part of an integrated wound management system that provides 3M™ Veraflo™ Therapy, which consists of negative pressure wound therapy (3M™ V.A.C.® Therapy) with an installation option. The Veraflo™ Cleanse Choice Complete™ Dressing Kit with or without installation is indicated for patients with chronic, acute, traumatic, sub-acute and dehisced wounds, partial-thickness burns, ulcers (such as diabetic, pressure, and venous insufficiency), flaps, and grafts.
Do not place in direct contact with exposed blood vessels, anastomotic sites, organs, or nerves.
If Veraflo™ Therapy is prescribed for patients who have an increased risk of bleeding complications, they should be treated and monitored in a care setting deemed appropriate by the treating physician.
If active bleeding develops suddenly or in large amounts during Veraflo™ Therapy, or if frank (bright red) blood is seen in the tubing or in the canister, immediately stop therapy, leaving dressing in place, takes measures to stop the bleeding, and seek immediate medical assistance. The 3M™ V.A.C.® Ulta Therapy Unit and Veraflo™ dressings should not be used to prevent, minimize or stop vascular bleeding.
Flaps and Grafts
Granulating/ Epithelializing Wounds
Moderate/Highly Exudating Wounds
1. Wound Preparation
Remove and discard previous dressing per institution protocol. Ensure debridement of all necrotic, non-viable tissue, including bone, eschar, or hardened slough, as prescribed by treating physician. Perform thorough wound and periwound area cleaning per physician order or institution protocol prior to each dressing application. Ensure adequate hemostasis has been achieved.
2. 3M™ Veraflo™ Cleanse Choice Complete Dressing Application
Depending on wound depth and size, select the 3M™ Veraflo™ Cleanse Choice Complete™ Dressing size to be used in the wound. Size the dressing as needed to allow gentle placement into the wound without firm packing of the foam, or overlapping onto intact skin. Do not cut or tear the foam over the wound, as fragments may fall into the wound. Gently place foam into wound cavity with hole-side down, touching the base of the wound.
3. 3M™ Dermatac™ Drape Application
Apply the 3M™ Dermatac™ Drape. Ensure the drape covers at least a 5cm-7cm border of intact periwound tissue.
4. 3M™ V.A.C. VeraT.R.A.C.™ Pad Application
Choose pad application site. The central disc of the pad should not be placed over an area where there is overlap of the 3M™ Dermatac™ Drape. If necessary, the outer adhesive skirt can cross over an overlap. Give particular consideration to tubing positioning to allow for optimal flow and avoid placement over bony prominences or within creases in the tissue.
3M™ Veraflo™ Therapy Dressing should be changed every 48-72 hours, but no less than 3 times per week, with frequency adjusted by the clinician as appropriate. Infected wounds must be monitored often and very closely. For these wounds, dressings may need to be changed more frequently with the dressing change intervals based upon a continuing evaluation of wound condition and the patient's clinical presentation, rather than a fixed schedule.