Renasys Go negative pressure wound therapy device

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Smith & Nephew has just rolled out a brand new negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) device that was specifically designed for people who want/need to ambulate. Known as the Renasys Go, it comes in a much smaller form factor that can be worn around your neck just like a fashionable MP3 player, although it doesn’t play back any music (could be a feature the manufacturer includes the next time round) but sucks at your gross wound instead. Hey, if somebody asks, you can either tell them the truth or pull their leg that you’re using a pair of prototype Bluetooth earphones which are located right inside your ear canals, hence having no wires running out from the Renasys Go.

The Renasys Go is intuitive, lightweight, portable and quiet, and can be used with the RENASYS-F foam and RENASYS-G gauze wound interfaces, the broadest selection of interfaces available from a single supplier. This enables clinicians to tailor NPWT to meet their patients’ unique needs and the specific requirements of their wounds, with clear improvements in patient comfort, ease of use, and cost-effectiveness. Southern Ontario-based Nursing Practice Solutions Inc. conducted a study in Canada comparing average total costs required to treat patients with conventional dressings to the same costs required to treat patients with gauze- and foam-based NPWT, in cases for which NPWT was appropriate. The study found that the cost-per-patient treated with NPWT was 55% less than the cost-per-patient treated with conventional dressings, and that wounds treated with NPWT healed more quickly than wounds treated with conventional dressings. Among patients treated with NPWT, there was no difference in healing times between wounds dressed with foam and those dressed with gauze.

Some of the features include :-

  • Discrete carrying case
  • Weighs less than 3 pounds
  • Frosted 300cc canister minimizes the visibility of exudate
  • Multiple alarms and patient lock-out feature
  • Extended, 20-hour battery life
  • User-friendly digital settings

Source: Medgadget

6 reviews or comments

Another Gallery of Gadgets » Coolest Gadgets Says: March 10, 2009 at 8:07 am

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Dawn Pugh Says: August 3, 2009 at 6:50 am

Hi Edwin,

A brilliant little discreet device that…

“… enables clinicians to tailor NPWT to meet their patients’ unique needs and the specific requirements of their wounds, with clear improvements in patient comfort, ease of use, and cost-effectiveness.”

How good is that?

Thank you
Regards
Dawn Pugh

robert cooke Says: October 4, 2009 at 8:12 am

I have been using this article,the vacuum pump Renasys now for three weeks,and itrs taken three litres from my ankle ulcer,which is slowly shrinking in size.Its portable,and apart from ther odd tingle,you dont feel a thing.In fact, my only problem has been the neck strap rubbing my neck.It`

robert cooke Says: October 4, 2009 at 8:16 am

quite heavy,about 5-6lbs., but I soon got the hang of it.My ulcer is attended to by District nurse three times a week,and the only odd problem has been sealing the site;I have Hyperkeratosis [hard skin] which tends to prevent the film from sticking down properly.When the alarm goes,no vacuum, I use a square piece of cling film to cover the whole area,and this stops the alarm,and restarts the vacuum.I will let you know how it goes.Bob.

Rupak Says: August 19, 2010 at 3:10 am

Hi,
I wanted to know at what height do we need to install the device (Renasys EZ) from the wound & also how far can we keep the device from the wound such that the vacuum pressure is maintained.
Thanks

Joanne Says: November 2, 2011 at 11:16 am

works great if – they do have a packaging problem. Canister is packed into tight bag; hose gets crimped so it will not draw fluids away from the wound. No Alarms sound!!

Work on packaging issue

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