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RENASYS* GO

General

This information is intended for Healthcare Professionals only.

 
Renasys Go
 
Description
 


RENASYS GO is a portable, lightweight device that has a discreet and ergonomic design allowing the patient to continue treatment while carrying on with their daily life.



 
Features
 
  • Lightweight device with a range of carrying options
  • Quiet device and user friendly design with easy to replace canister
  • Clinician screens to help track patient concordance
  • Patient lock out function
  • Frosted sealed 300ml and 750ml canisters
  • Range of safety alarms including low pressure, high vacuum, blockage, canister full and low battery
  • Range of pressure settings
  • 20 hour battery life
  • Black carrying case
 
Benefits
 
  • Excellent portability and lightweight, allowing the patient to continue with their daily activities
  • Low noise levels enhances patient comfort and compliance
  • Comprehensive safety features reassure both patient and clinician
  • Black carry case helps protect patients' dignity
  • Patient lock out function for extra protection
  • Easy to use operating panels
 
Contraindications / Precautions
 


The use of RENASYS GO is contraindicated in the presence of:

  • Necrotic tissue with eschar
  • Untreated osteomyelitis
  • Malignancy in wound (with exception of palliative care to enhance quality of life)
  • Exposed arteries, veins, organs or nerves
  • Non-enteric and unexplored fistulas
  • Anastomotic sites



Warnings
  1. Patients must be closely monitored for bleeding. If sudden or increased bleeding is observed, immediately discontinue therapy, take appropriate measures to stop bleeding and contact the treating clinician.
  2. Patients suffering from difficult hemostasis or who are receiving anticoagulant therapy have an increased risk of bleeding. During therapy, avoid using hemostatic products that may increase the risk of bleeding, if disrupted.
  3. Sharp edges or bone fragments in a wound must be covered or removed prior to using the RENASYS GO system, due to risk of puncturing organs or blood vessels while under negative pressure.
  4. Do not use RENASYS GO on exposed blood vessels, organs or nerves.
  5. In the event defibrillation is required, disconnect the device from the wound dressing prior to defibrillation. Remove the wound dressing if the location will interfere with defibrillation.
  6. The RENASYS GO device is not MRI or CT compatible. Do not bring the device into the MRI suite or scanner range.
  7. When operating, transporting, repairing or disposing of RENASYS GO and its accessories, the risk of infectious liquids being aspirated or contamination of the device through incorrect use cannot be eliminated. Universal precautions should be observed whenever working with potentially contaminated parts or equipment.
  8. RENASYS GO has not been studied on paediatric patients. Patient size and weight should be considered when prescribing this device.
  9. RENASYS GO is unsuitable for use in areas where there is danger of explosion (e.g., hyperbaric oxygen unit).
  10. RENASYS GO is not suitable for use in the presence of a flammable anaesthetic mixture with air or with oxygen or nitrous oxide.
  11. The device and canister kits are provided non-sterile and should not be used in a sterile field.



Precautions
  1. Precautions should be taken for patients who are or may be:
    - Receiving anticoagulant therapy or platelet aggregation inhibitors, actively
    bleeding or have weakened blood vessels or organs.

  2. - Suffering from difficult wound hemostasis.

  3. - Untreated for malnutrition.

  4. - Noncompliant or combative.

  5. - Suffering from wounds in close proximity to blood vessels or delicate fascia.
  6. Infected wounds may require more frequent dressing changes.
  7. Regular monitoring of the wound must be maintained to check for signs of infection.
  8. Therapy should remain ON in the CONTINUOUS mode for the duration of the treatment. There may be situations when the patient needs to be disconnected from the NPWT device, for example for activities of daily living and diagnostic testing. If the patient needs to be disconnected, the tubing should be clamped/capped and the ends of the tubing capped. How long patients may be disconnected from the NPWT device is a clinical decision based on individual characteristics of the patient and the wound. Factors to be considered would include, amount of drainage, location of the wound, integrity of the dressing seal, assessment of bacterial burden in the wound and patient's risk of infection.
  9. This device should only be used by qualified and authorised personnel. The user must have the necessary knowledge of the specific medical application for which RENASYS GO is being used.
  10. If the device has been at temperatures below freezing, bring the device to room temperature prior to use or the unit may be damaged.
  11. Ensure that tubing is connected correctly and without kinks to avoid leaks or blockages in the vacuum circuit.
  12. Position the device and tubing appropriately to avoid the risk of causing a trip hazard and of the patient lying on the tubing.
  13. When bathing/showering, the patient must be disconnected from the device.
  14. If any liquids penetrate the device, discontinue use and return to your authorised provider for service.
  15. Do not apply No-Sting* Skin-Prep; wipes directly onto open wounds.
  16. Maintain regular monitoring of the RENASYS GO device and wound site during therapy to ensure therapeutic treatment and patient comfort.
  17. Underlying structures, such as bone and tendon, must be covered by the non-adherent dressing layer.
  18. The vacuum level should never be painful. If the patient reports discomfort with the vacuum level, consider reducing the pressure.
  19. RENASYS GO is only to be used with Smith & Nephew authorised components.

 
Code Description Items per unit
66800164 RENASYS GO Wound Vacuum System Bx/1
66800165 RENASYS GO Small 300ml Canister Bx/5
66800695 RENASYS GO Large 750ml Canister Bx/5