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V.A.C. SIMPLICITY™ Therapy System

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KEEPING IT SIMPLE FOR BOTH PATIENTS AND CLINICIANS

From the makers of V.A.C.® Therapy, comes a pre-set system designed to deliver the right therapy, with fewer steps. V.A.C. SIMPLICITY™ System offers the benefits and safety features of the only proven NPWT on the market—with a single touch.

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



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

Overview

EASY-TO-USE AND PRE-LOADED WITH THE FEATURES YOU'LL FIND ON V.A.C. THERAPY


Only V.A.C.® Therapy features proprietary technology to reduce erroneous alarms, and if an alarm does occur, helps to quickly resolve issues.
 
SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Technology continually monitors and regulates -125mmHg negative pressure at the wound site

  • Systems without regulated pressure feedback at the wound site are limited because they cannot sense or measure pressure delivered at the wound.1
  •  Helps clear fluid in the lumen tubing to aid in the prevention and clearance of blockages

 

Intuitive alerts and alarms with minimal button pushes

  • Low Battery
  • Blockage
  • Leak

Easy to Operate

 

  • Simple interface minimizes device training time
  • Automatically delivers the most commonly prescribed NPWT setting of Continuous -125mmHg
  • Quick release canisters allow for efficient replacement
  • Multi-orientational canister allows for patient mobility and product position flexibility300ml canister minimizes canister changes
    Long battery life (14+ hours) with fast recharge time
     

Patient Comfort


  • Lightweight and portable
  • Carrying case allows discreet delivery of therapy on-the-go
  • Alarms help provide patient safety
     

How it Works

V.A.C.® Therapy is designed to help provide optimal wound healing 

 

The mechanisms of action for V.A.C.® Therapy include drawing wound
edges together, removing infection 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, not only maintains a wound environment that promotes healing but also stimulates physiologic responses important to wound healing.

 

How V.A.C.® Therapy 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
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V.A.C. SIMPLICITY™ Therapy Unit

Dimension:            7.6” (19.3cm) W x 6” (12.2cm) H x 6.4” (6.4cm) D
Weight:                  2.3lbs. (1.04kg)
Canister volume:   300ml
Battery Life:           8+ hours (recharge time <6 hours)
 
Electrical Data
Electrical Charger/External Supply Input: 100-240V AC .72A @ 115V AC 50/60Hz
Charger/External Supply Output:               12V, 3.3A
Maximum Electrical Leakage:                     <100 Microamps
 

Therapy Options
Negative Pressure:  -125mmHg
Mode of Operation: Continuous
Intensity:                  High

 

Storage Conditions
Temperature Range          -20°F(-29°C) to 140°F(60°C)
 Temperature Range:        -4°F (-20°C) to 140°F (60°C)
Relative Humidity Range: 0-95% non-condensing
 
Operating Conditions
Temperature Range:          41°F (5°C) to 104°F (40°C)
Relative Humidity Range:  0-95% non-condensing
 
IEC Classification
Type B Applied Part, Class II, IPX0

Indications & Applications

  • INDICATIONS
  • APPLICATIONS
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. SIMPLICITY™ 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 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,

45 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 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.
TITLE Comparison of negative pressure wound therapy using vacuum-assisted closure with advanced moist wound therapy in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers: A multicenter randomized controlled trial.
View Abstract on PubMed
STUDY TYPE All levels
DATE 2008
AUTHORS Blume, 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 Negative pressure wound therapy after partial diabetic foot amputation: A multicentre, randomised controlled trial.
View Abstract on PubMed
STUDY TYPE All levels
DATE 2005
AUTHORS Armstrong, 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
       
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    V.A.C. SIMPLICITY Therapy Unit

    Therapy unit with power cord and carrying case

     
     
    1 Unit

  • V.A.C.® Therapy Dressings
       
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    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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    V.A.C.® SIMPLACE™ EX Medium Dressing Kit

    2 spiral GRANUFOAM™ Dressings (14.7 x 17.4 x 1.75cm), 2 drape strips and 1 sheet of V.A.C.® Drape, 1 SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad with connector, 1 disposable ruler

     
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    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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    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 Kit

    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 SILVER™ 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 SILVER™ Medium Dressing Kit

    1 GRANUFOAM SILVER™ 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 SILVER™ Large Dressing Kit

    1 GRANUFOAM SILVER™ 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™ Small Dressing Kit

    1 GRANUFOAM™ Dressing (10 x 7.5 x 3.2cm), 1 sheet of 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™ X-Large Dressing Kit

    1 GRANUFOAM™ Dressing (60 x 30 x 1.5cm), 5 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 ruler

     
     
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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

     
     
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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 (foam only)

    1 polyvinyl alcohol dressing (10 x 15 x 1cm)

     
     
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    V.A.C. WHITEFOAM™ Small Dressing Kit

    1 polyvinyl alcohol dressing (10 x 7.5 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

       
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    ACTIV.A.C.™ 300ml Canister with Gel

    canister (sterile fluid path) with SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Tubing, clamp and connector (also used with V.A.C. SIMPLICITY™ Therapy Unit)

     
     
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    V.A.C. VERAFLO™ Dressings

    SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad Only

    1 SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Pad with tubing, clamp and connector

     
     
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    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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