In 2011, Smith & Nephew launched a breakthrough in negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) – the PICO Single Use NPWT System.
The revolutionary dressing technology makes the PICO System canister-free and disposable. So now, you can use NPWT with a wider range of patients in all care settings.
PICO is indicated for:
Unique 4 layer multi-function dressing design
A unique dressing design in which each layer works together to ensure that negative pressure is delivered to the wound bed and exudate is removed through absorption and evaporation1
Reducing the burden to healthcare
PICO system has also been shown to have a positive effect on healthcare resource use, reducing readmission and decreasing hospital length of stay and frequency of dressing changes.5,6,7
By reducing post-operative complications that can lead to extended hospital stay or readmission.5,6
By reducing post-operative complications that can contribute to extended hospital stay/increased treatment costs.5,7
By reducing complications, which can impact positively on hospital performance indicators (such as Friends and Family Scores).
1. Malmsjo, M; Huddleston, E; Martin, R; Biological Effects of a Disposable, Canisterless Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System; Eplasty 2014
2. Data on file reference 1102010 – Bacterial Barrier Testing (wet-wet) of PICO Dressing with a 7 day test duration against S.marcescens; Helen Lumb, February 2011
3. DS.11.057.R2 – In-vitro wound model testing if PICO at a low exudate flow rate; Sarah Roberts, April 2011
4. Hurd T et al: A multicentre in-market evaluation of ALLEVYN Gentle Border, Wounds UK, 2009, Vol 5, No 3;
5. Selvaggi et al., New advances in Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) for surgical wounds of patients aff ected with Crohn’s disease; Wound Healing Surgical Technology International XXIV
6. SL Karlakki, AK Hamad, C Whittall, NM Graham, RD Banerjee, JH Kuiper. Incisional negative pressure wound therapy dressings (iNPWT) in routine primary hip and knee arthroplasties: A randomised controlled trialBone & Joint Research (2016) Vol 5 (Issue 8): pp 328-337 doi:10.1302/2046-3758.58.BJR-2016-0022.R1;
7. Bullough L, et al. Reducing C-Section wound complications. The Clinical Services Journal (2015) April 2-6;
8. PICO Full Reference summary list November 2016