When managing wounds, whether chronic or acute, health care professionals need to select dressings and devices that will help promote good outcomes for the patient. Negative pressure wound therapy is used to promote tissue growth in wounds while maintaining a moist wound healing environment.
During this presentation you will briefly learn about the PICO™ Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy device (sNPWT), how to select appropriate PICO patients, and hear about some exciting clinical evidence. We will review frequently asked questions related to PICO sNPWT reimbursement, and the presenters will review several scenarios to help the audience better understand the reimbursement process and requirements. The presenters will also review the appropriate process to discharge a patient on PICO into the home health setting, with a brief review of the wound care center process as well.
This program will:
- Review the PICO system technology
- Provide an overview of a compelling study comparing PICO sNPWT to tNPWT in lower extremity ulcers
- Address common questions about reimbursement
- Provide a step-by-step process for discharging a patient to the home health setting on PICO sNPWT
The PICO system is Smith+Nephew's most advanced Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy device. The PICO system is indicated for chronic wounds, acute wounds, and closed surgical incisions. The system features an ultraportable, canister-free design that can provide sNPWT therapy from 7 to 14 days. The PICO system is quiet and discreet, allowing greater patient freedom.