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V.A.C. FREEDOM™ Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System

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The V.A.C. FREEDOM™ Therapy System Creates an Environment That Promotes Wound Healing

Designed to help patients receiving the proven wound healing benefits of V.A.C.® Therapy be mobile for longer periods of time while being cared for in the skilled nursing or long term care settings.

  • Creates an environment that promotes wound healing by promoting granulation tissue formation
  • Ergonomic design is lightweight, small, and easy to use

To order any of the products listed below, please contact your KCI representative or call your local KCI Office. Click here to view our locations.


  • Overview
  • How it Works
  • Indications & Applications
  • Evidence & Outcomes
  • Ordering

Overview

SENSAT.R.A.C.™ with EASYCLEAR PURGE™ Technology

Only V.A.C.® Therapy provides patented SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Technology, a real-time pressure feedback system that adjusts pump output, compensating for wound distance, wound position, exudates characteristics, and patient movement.

Easy to Operate

  • LCD with menu interface allows for efficient selection of negative pressure wound therapy
  • Smart Alarms help ensure patient safety and assist staff in providing care
  • 300ml canister minimizes canister changes  

Patient Comfort

  • Long battery life (~12 hours) and lightweight design enables patients to be mobile and active
  • Carrying case allows discreet delivery of therapy on the go
  • Adjustable rate of dressing draw down intensity for increased comfort

How it Works

  • OVERVIEW
  • MECHANISM OF ACTION

V.A.C.® Therapy creates an environment that promotes wound healing

The mechanisms of action for V.A.C.® Therapy include drawing wound edges together, removing infectious materials and wound fluids, promoting perfusion, maintaining a closed, moist wound healing environment and promoting granulation tissue formation.

The integrated V.A.C.® Therapy System has a unique mechanism of action whereby the delivery of negative pressure through the V.A.C.® Therapy units using proprietary V.A.C.® GRANUFOAM™ Dressings, maintains a wound environment that promotes healing.
 
 

How V.A.C.® Therapy creates an environment that promotes wound healing


Under negative pressure, V.A.C.® Therapy with proprietary V.A.C.® GRANUFOAM™ Dressings applies mechanical forces to the wound to create an environment that promotes wound healing. These forces are known as macrostrain and microstrain.1
 
Macrostrain is the visible stretch that occurs when negative pressure contracts the foam.
 

  • Draws wound edges together
  • Provides direct and complete wound bed contact
  • Evenly distributes negative pressure
  • Removes exudate and infectious materials
     

Microstrain is the microdeformation at the cellular level, which leads to cell stretch.
 

  • Reduces edema
  • Promotes perfusion
  • Promotes granulation tissue formation by facilitating cell migration and proliferation
V.A.C. FREEDOM™ Therapy Unit
 
Dimension: 6.5”(16.51cm) W x 3.125”(7.9cm) H x 7.5”(19.05cm) D

Weight: 3.20lbs. (1.45kg)

Canister volume: 300ml

Battery Life: Approximately 12 hours

 
Electrical Data
Charger/External Supply Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz, 1 Amp

Charger/External Supply Output: 18 V DC, 2.2 Amp

Maximum Electrical Leakage: <100 Microamps


Therapy Options 

Negative Pressure: 50-200mmHg

Mode of Operation: Continuous and Intermittent

Intensity: Variable


Storage Conditions

Temperature Range: -4°F (-20°C) to 140°F (60°C)

Relative Humidity Range : 10 to 95% non-condensing


Operating Conditions

Temperature Range: 50°F (10°C) to 85°F (30°C)

Relative Humidity Range: 30% to 75%


IEC Classification

Medical Equipment

Equipment not suitable for use in Presence of flammable anesthetic mixture with air, oxygen, or nitrous oxide

Indications & Applications

  • INDICATIONS
Specific indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions and safety information exist for KCI products and therapies. Healthcare providers should review the product User Manual, Safety Information and/or Instructions for Use prior to application.
 

The V.A.C. FREEDOM™ Therapy System is an integrated wound management system for use in acute, extended and home care settings. It is intended to create an environment that promotes wound healing by secondary or tertiary (delayed primary) intention by preparing the wound bed for closure, reducing edema, promoting granulation tissue formation and perfusion, and by removing exudate and infectious material. It is indicated for patients with chronic, acute, traumatic, subacute and dehisced wounds, partial-thickness burns, ulcers (such as diabetic, venous insufficiency or pressure), flaps and grafts.
 
When used on closed surgical incisions, it is intended to manage the environment of surgical incisions that continue to drain following sutured or staple closure by maintaining a closed environment and removing exudates via the application of negative pressure wound therapy.

Evidence & Outcomes

V.A.C.® Therapy has the largest body of evidence to date including over 1,000 peer-reviewed articles, 72 of which are randomized controlled trials (RCTs). These studies have demonstrated positive clinical outcomes of NPWT, as well as the effectiveness of V.A.C.® Therapy in diabetic foot wounds, chronic wounds (e.g., pressure ulcers and lower extremity ulcers), and a variety of acute wounds. Some of these studies are listed below.

Clinical Evidence

Additional summary of evidence and outcomes.
TITLE Evaluating the impact of a patient-centered remote monitoring program on adherence to negative pressure wound therapy
View Abstract on PubMed
STUDY TYPE All levels
DATE 2018
AUTHORS Griffin, et al.
TITLE A patient-centered remote therapy monitoring program focusing on increased adherence to wound therapy: a large cohort study
View Abstract on PubMed
STUDY TYPE All levels
DATE 2018
AUTHORS Griffin, et al.
TITLE State-of-the-art treatment of chronic leg ulcers: A randomized controlled trial comparing vacuum-assisted closure (V.A.C.) with modern wound dressings
View Abstract on PubMed
STUDY TYPE All levels
DATE 2006
AUTHORS Vuerstaek, et al.
TITLE Negative pressure therapy vs standard wound care: A meta-analysis of randomized trials
View Abstract on PubMed
STUDY TYPE All levels
DATE 2011
AUTHORS Suisa, et al.
TITLE Use of vacuum assisted closure therapy in the treatment of diabetic foot wounds
View Abstract on PubMed
STUDY TYPE All levels
DATE 2010
AUTHORS Dalla, et al.

Ordering

To order any of the products listed below, please contact your KCI representative or call your local KCI Office. Click here to view our locations.

 

 

  • Therapy Unit

    PRODUCT ordering option
     
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    V.A.C. FREEDOM™ Therapy Unit

    Therapy unit with power cord and carrying case

    1 unit

  • V.A.C.® Therapy Dressings
       
    PRODUCT  ORDERING OPTION
     
    activac therapy system

    V.A.C.® SIMPLACE™ EX Small Dressing Kit

    2 spiral GRANUFOAM™ Dressings (7.7 x 11.2 x 1.75cm), 2 strips of V.A.C.® Drape, 1 SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad with connector, 1 disposable ruler

     
     
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    silvercel dressing

    V.A.C.® SIMPLACE™ EX Small Dressing Kit

    2 spiral GRANUFOAM™ Dressings (7.7 x 11.2 x 1.75cm), 2 strips of V.A.C.® Drape, 1 SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad with connector, 1 disposable ruler


     
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    silvercel dressing

    V.A.C.® SIMPLACE™ Small Dressing Kit with 3M Tegaderm Drape

    2 spiral GRANUFOAM™ Dressings (7.7 x 11.2 x 1.75cm), 2 sheets of 3M™ Tegaderm™ Drape, 1 SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad with connector, 1 disposable ruler


     

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    silvercel dressing

    V.A.C.® SIMPLACE™ Medium Dressing Kit with 3M Tegaderm Drape

    2 spiral GRANUFOAM™ Dressings (14.7 x 17.4 x 1.75cm), 3 sheets of 3M™ Tegaderm™ Drape, 1 SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad with connector, 1 disposable ruler


     

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    V.A.C.® GRANUFOAM™ Bridge Dressing Kit

    1 GRANUFOAM™ Dressing (6 x 17 x 1.9cm), 1 GRANUFOAM™ Bridge Dressing (67cm) with integrated SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad, 1 sheet of perforated V.A.C.® Drape with pre-cut hole, 1 disposable ruler


     

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    V.A.C.® GRANUFOAM™ Bridge XG Dressing


    2 spiral GRANUFOAM™ Dressings, 1 GRANUFOAM™ Bridge Dressing (67cm) with integrated SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad, 1 sheet of V.A.C.® Drape, 1 sheet of perforated V.A.C.® Drape with pre-cut hole, 1 disposable ruler


     

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    V.A.C.® GRANUFOAM™ Small Dressing Kit

    1 GRANUFOAM SILVER™ Dressing (10 x 7.5 x 3.2cm), 1 V.A.C.® Drape, 1 SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad with connector, 1 disposable ruler


     

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    V.A.C.® GRANUFOAM™ Medium Dressing Kit

    1 GRANUFOAM™ Dressing (18 x 12.5 x 3.2cm), 2 sheets of V.A.C.® Drape, 1 SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad with connector, 1 disposable ruler


     

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    V.A.C.® GRANUFOAM™ Large Dressing Kit

    1 GRANUFOAM™ Dressing (26 x 15 x 3.2cm), 2 sheets of V.A.C.® Drape, 1 SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad with connector, 1 disposable ruler


     

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    V.A.C.® GRANUFOAM™ Round Dressing Kit

    1 perforated GRANUFOAM™ Dressing (5” diameter), 1 sheet of V.A.C.® Drape, 1 SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad with connector, 1 disposable rulerr


     

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    V.A.C.® GRANUFOAM™ Thin Dressing Kit

    1 perforated GRANUFOAM™ Dressing (26 x 15 x 1.6cm), 2 sheets of V.A.C.® Drape, 1 SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad with connector, 1 disposable ruler


     

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    V.A.C.® GRANUFOAM™ Hand Dressing Kit

    1 hand-shaped GRANUFOAM™ Dressing with finger separators, 1 sealing bag, 1 SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad with connector, 1 disposable ruler


     

    Case of 5


     
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    V.A.C. WHITEFOAM™ Large Dressing (foam only)

    1 polyvinyl alcohol dressing (10 x 7.5 x 1cm)


     
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    V.A.C. WHITEFOAM™ Small Dressing (foam only)

    1 polyvinyl alcohol dressing (10 x 7.5 x 1cm)


     

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    V.A.C. WHITEFOAM™ Large Dressing Kit

    1 polyvinyl alcohol dressing (10 x 15 x 1cm), 1 V.A.C.® Drape, 1 SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad with connector, 1 disposable ruler


     

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    V.A.C. WHITEFOAM™ Large Dressing Kit

    1 polyvinyl alcohol dressing (10 x 15 x 1cm), 1 V.A.C.® Drape, 1 SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad with connector, 1 disposable ruler


     

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  • Canisters & Accessories
    PRODUCT  ORDERING OPTION
     
    activac therapy system

    V.A.C. FREEDOM™ 300ml Canister with Gel

    1 canister (sterile fluid path), tubing, clamp and connector

     
     

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    silvercel dressing

    SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad Only

    2 spiral GRANUFOAM™ Dressings (7.7 x 11.2 x 1.75cm), 2 strips of V.A.C.® Drape, 1 SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad with connector, 1 disposable ruler


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    silvercel dressing

    V.A.C.® Drape

    1 adhesive drape (30.5 x 26cm)


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    V.A.C.® Y-Connector

    Allows two V.A.C.® Dressings to be connected to one V.A.C.® Therapy Unit


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    V.A.C.® Tubing Cap

    Used to create seal at the end of the canister tubing


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