Kinetic Concepts Inc. of San Antonio, Texas is releasing the V.A.C.Via, a mobile version of its negative pressure wound healing system. Having received FDA clearance in March, KCI will be launching the device globally later this year.
For patients, its portable, discreet, easy-to-operate design enables them to return to home or work as seamlessly as possible. For providers, the for-sale model to the hospital may allow for earlier patient discharge by reducing or eliminating the need for insurance authorizations before discharge. Its single-click functionality also makes training and treatment easier than ever.
Combined with virtually silent pump technology, all of V.A.C.Via’s™ innovative features improve the continuity of care and patient compliance while delivering great outcomes through V.A.C.® Therapy’s traditional mechanisms of action, including:
Removing exudate and potentially infectious material Stimulating perfusion Reducing edema Promoting formation of granulation tissue Protecting the wound bed and providing a closed, moist wound-healing environment