PICO Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy system is indicated for patients who would benefit from a suction device (Negative Pressure Wound Therapy) as it may promote wound healing via removal of low to moderate levels of exudate and infectious materials.
PICO Single Use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy System is suitable for use in both a hospital and community setting.
PICO is compatible with the standard fillers of foam and medicated gauze used with conventional NPWT if this is necessary4.
Application, Removal and Mode of Action
View the application and removal of PICO on different wound types:
Shallow Wound <0.5cm
Application, removal and Mode of Action of PICO on shallow wounds less than 0.5cm.
Defect Wound 0.5cm - 2cm Foam
Application, removal and Mode of Action of PICO on defect wounds between 0.5cm and 2cm using foam.
Defect Wound 0.5cm - 2cm Gauze
Application, removal and Mode of Action of PICO on defect wounds between 0.5cm and 2cm using gauze.
Application, removal and Mode of Action of PICO on closed incisions.
Application, removal and Mode of Action of PICO on grafts.
The PICO dressing has been uniquely designed to manage fluid in 2 ways 1. The first is absorption and the second is by transpiration of the moisture.
As fluid is removed from the wound bed, it first enters the airlock layer then is rapidly pulled away by the hydrophilic superabsorbent layer. This part of the dressing forms a gel which acts to hold the fluid securely away from the wound.
Once the gel forms underneath the film at the top of the dressing, the film starts to evaporate off the moisture and an equilibrium is established to balance the amount of fluid in the dressing at any one point in time. This action prevents the dressing becoming heavy on the patient.
1. Data on file reference DS 11/037/R2 In-vitro wound model testing of PICO at a moderate exudate flow rate. March 2011
2. Data on file reference 1104011 Assessment of simplified NPWT device in pre-clinical blood flow studies.
3. Hurd T. et al. A multicenter in-market evaluation of ALLEVYN◊ Gentle Border Wounds UK, 2009, Vol 5, No 3
4. Data on file reference DS/11/059/R2 Wound model investigation of the compatibility of PICO with a range of wound fillers and a wound contact layer. April 2011
5. Data on file reference SRS/CT09/02 A prospective open, non comparative multicenter study to evaluate the functionality and dressing performance of a new negative pressure enhanced dressing in acute wounds. Feb 2011
6. Data on file reference 1102008 Compatibility of ACTICOAT◊ Flex and PICO dressings under NPWT. Feb 2011