At the ongoing American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Smith & Nephew has just introduced a new negative pressure wound therapy system called RENASYS EZ.
Features and functions according to the manufacturer:
In addition to a simple control that varies pressure from 40 to 200 mmHg and the ability to use both foam and gauze dressings, Smith & Nephew designed RENASYS EZ with additional features that enhance the patient experience and facilitate its ease of use.
An intuitive design and quick-click connectors can help reduce the risk of error. Multiple safety alarms and a patient lock-out feature alert clinicians to changes in pressure status or pump function. The RENASYS EZ battery runs for up to 40 hours and charges in three hours. A convenient IV pole and bed mounts reduce the system’s footprint at the patient’s bedside. The system weighs only 7.4 lbs, reducing stress on the caregiver.