Prospera NPWT

Best practices in wound care call for customized treatment plans for each wound and patient. NPWT should be equally customizable. Wound etiology, patient pain thresholds and recent research regarding the potential benefits of lower negative pressure settings for different types of tissue enable providers to maximize outcomes.

The Prospera PRO Series, introduced in the United States in early 2007, is approved for vacuum-assisted drainage. In designing the unique PRO series, Prospera made priorities of the broad flexibility and treatment customization required to treat chronic and difficult wounds.

With the Prospera PRO series, clinicians can:

Opt for Continuous Pressure Therapy CPT and set pressure levels as needed

Research indicates that lower pressure may be beneficial, especially in soft tissue to minimize ischemia in the hypo-perfused zone surrounding the wound edge. At Prospera®, we recommend maximum pressure be set at 80mmHg, however pressures can be set at other levels desired by the clinician (pressure settings range from -10mmHg to -200mmHg in increments of -5mmHg) in order to accommodate concerns such as wound etiology, volume of exudate and patient pain thresholds.

Opt for Prospera’s exclusive Variable Pressure Therapy VPT® in order to choose pressure and duration levels for high and low settings

Research also indicates intermittent negative pressure therapy may increase blood flow to the wound site more effectively than continuous pressure. This is due to the direct relationship between high pressure settings and the zone of hypoperfusion. The higher the pressure setting the larger the zone of hypoperfusion. As pressure levels decrease this "halo" is reduced and increased blood flow disperses into the surrounding tissue, minimizing possible ischemic effects.

And the potential benefits of VPT® do not end there. With Variable Pressure Therapy:

  • Pressure levels and time settings for high and low pressures are completely customizable
  • Recommended pressures of between 40 and 80mmHg are calibrated to increase in comfortable 5mmHg increments providing a gentle massage effect
  • Discomfort due to sudden high to low pressure spikes is eliminated
  • Negative pressure is always maintained at the wound site because pressures never drop to zero
  • Pressure levels can be set to higher or lower than capillary pressure of 32mmHg based on clinical needs

PATIENT COMFORT AND QUALITY OF LIFE INCREASES COMPLIANCE

The Prospera PRO series is designed to optimize the patient experience while providing leading edge wound care.

  • Virtually silent operation reduces patient stress and prevents sleep disruption due to noise
  • VPT® and lower CPT negative pressure options decrease patient pain during therapy, which can also decrease reliance on narcotics
  • Dressing protocols may utilize moist antimicrobial gauze or polyvinyl white foam that prevent ingrowth of the wound and substantially decreases the incidence of painful dressing changes
  • Proprietary internal and external filter system provides an extra layer of safety
  • Negative pressure settings can be changed in small increments of -5mmHg promoting patient comfort

PRO-III™

Weighing slightly over 4 lbs. the lightweight, fully customizable PRO-III delivers all the features and functionality of Prospera advanced NPWT and then some.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

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  • Pressure ranges from -10 mmHg to -200 mmHg in easy adjustable increments of -5 mmHg
  • Variable Pressure Therapy (VPT®) provides enhanced benefits of intermittent therapy without the pain and complications of existing systems
  • Continuous Pressure Therapy option with recommended pressures in the -80 mmHg range for optimal benefits with significantly reduced pain
  • Virtually Silent Operation allowing patient to sleep at night, reduces noise pollution during the day, and increases compliance
  • Advanced Safety features including
    • Proprietary Advanced Filtration System with proprietary internal and external filter
    • Comprehensive alarm systems, adjustable for sensitivity
    • Large, color-coded display screen
  • Long Battery running time (24 - 48 hours depending on use)
  • Simple keypad operation

PRO-II™

Introducing the portable PRO-II™. Get all the features, benefits and flexibility of the PRO-III™ and more in a comfortable, lightweight package for your ambulatory patients.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

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  • Pressure ranges from -10 mmHg to -200 mmHg in easy adjustable increments of -5 mmHg
  • Contoured design and discreet, disposable canister with carry bag make pump easy to wear around the waist or over the shoulder
  • Variable Pressure Therapy (VPT®) provides enhanced benefits of intermittent therapy without the pain and complications of existing systems
  • Continuous Pressure Therapy option with recommended pressures in the -80 mmHg range for optimal benefits with significantly reduced pain
  • Virtually Silent Operation allowing patient to sleep at night, reduces noise pollution during the day, and increases compliance
  • Advanced Safety features including
    • Proprietary Advanced Filtration System with proprietary internal and external filter
    • Comprehensive alarm systems, adjustable for sensitivity
    • Large, color-coded display screen
  • Long Battery running time (24+ hours depending on use)
  • Simple keypad operation

Dressing Kits

Prospera® offers a complete line of disposable wound dressing kits, black foam, white foam, AMD gauze and collection canisters. Drain kits of 19g FR Round, 10 mm Perforated Flat and 28 FR Round with irrigation - aspiration port are available.

Antimicrobial gauze dressings are proven, safe and extremely cost effective. And while we considered several other alternative dressings, we have found antimicrobial gauze to be a superior dressing for NPWT.

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

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  • Moist AMD gauze will not adhere to the wound and will not allow for in-growth of granulation tissue into the dressing
  • Easy to apply to oddly shaped, tunneled and undermined wounds
  • Can be removed from the wound in one piece decreasing the danger of dressing fragments being left in the wound bed
  • Delivers superior and proven antimicrobial protection
  • Alleviates the need for narcotic pain medications during excruciating dressing changes
  • Substantially reduces nursing time required for dressing changes
  • Allows clinician to "read" the wound at the wound site by assessing the present exudate, not exudate that has separated in the collection canister
  • Low dressing cost

Drain and Pressure Therapy Guide

DRAIN SIZE / TYPE

28 FR with Irrigation - Aspiration Port

WOUND INDICATION

High output. Large deep tissue injury, heavy exudates with debris. i.e., abdomen, buttock, thigh, bariatrics

RECOMMENDED THERAPY SETTING  

Continuous -80 mmHg

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CHARACTERISTICS

Good control of fistula effluent, fresh post-op or dehisced abdominal wounds. Large bore perforations. Dual lumen for instillation and aspiration without dressing change.

DRAIN SIZE / TYPE

19 FR Round with pinch clamp and cap

WOUND INDICATION

Moderate to high output. Moderate deep tissue injury i.e., abdomen, buttock, thigh, calf

RECOMMENDED THERAPY SETTING  

Continuous -80 mmHg OR VPT®: 80mmHg/5 min, 40mmHg/5 min
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CHARACTERISTICS

Good control of fistula effluent, fresh post op or dehisced abdominal wounds. Coil or cut to fit.

DRAIN SIZE / TYPE

10mm Flat Perforated

WOUND INDICATION

Light to heavy output. No sediment. Flat or circular wounds. Shallow or deep injury.

RECOMMENDED THERAPY SETTING  

VPT®: 80mmHg/2-5 min, 40mmHg/2-5 min. OR Continuous 80 mmHg
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CHARACTERISTICS

Lays flat, does not coil. Multi-purpose, most popular Cut to fit. Soft flexible silicone.

Dressing Kit Guide

COMPONENTINDICATIONDIRECTION
Skin PrepProtect the periwound from maceration and adhesive irritation.Wipe the periwound AFTER you have placed the moist gauze in the wound.
Non-contact layerReduce the risk of wound filler adherence over vital structures such as bone, tendon, ligament, cartilage, muscle and vessels. (Optional step)Custom cut-to-fit the wound bed. Do not overlap onto peri-wound.
Stoma Paste StripPromote tight seal. Conforms to uneven surfaces. (Optional step)Tear strip into pieces or roll into ball. Apply to skin surface under drain tubing and again on top of drain before transparency. May use in any uneven areas.
TransparencySecure the components below. Protects wound from environment. Allows moisture vapor transfer rate.Remove transparent backing. Center over dressing. Secure at 'non-exiting' end first. Secure remainder of dressing.
Option one: Secure transparency at the exiting end over the stoma paste and drain. Pinched around tubing.
Option two: If stoma paste is not used, hold tubing up at 90° angle and pinch transparency around tubing to form seal. Place remaining 'wings' or edges to skin surface.
Option three: If not using a drain, secure transparency over the dressing from either end.
PVC TubingConnects the silicone drain tubing to the canister for exudate removal.White connector with large lumen allows removal of exudate and debris.

Wound Filler Guide

COMPONENTINDICATIONDIRECTION
Silicone DrainExudate removal.Variety of choices for easy exudate management.
AMD™ GauzeReduce the microbial population and absorb exudate. Impregnated with Polyhexamethylene Biguinide.
No two hour restriction for therapy interruptions. Extends dressing wear time. Offers 48-72 hours microbial control.
"Moisten" gauze for drier wounds. Use dry gauze for highly exuding wounds. Wrap or "sandwich" the drain between the gauze. Place into wound level or below skin surface. Do not over fill wound space. Loosely pack AMD gauze into undermining, tracks and tunnels. Custom fit within wound margins. Do not overlap onto intact skin.
Polyderm
(Polyvinyl White Foam is absorptive/ Hydrophilic)
Absorption of exudate without ingrowth of tissue. No two hour restriction for therapy interruptions.Place white foam into wound bed, undermining, tracks and tunnels. Custom fit within wound margins. Do not overlap onto intact skin.
Polyurethane
(Black Foam is non-absorptive/ Hydrophobic)
Allows for passage of wound exudate through the filler to the canister. Potential risk of tissue ingrowth.Use caution when using over vital organs or high-risk structures such as vessels, nerves, tendons, ligaments, muscle or bone. Protect structures from ingrowing into the foam with a non-contact layer over the structure underneath Polyurethane. Custom fit within wound margins. Do not overlap onto intact skin.

Accessory Guide

COMPONENTINDICATIONDIRECTION
PRO-III™ Canister with Protection filter and Solidifier (NP1006)Fluid collection. 800cc canister to collect wound exudate.

Solidifiers help gel the fluid in the canister . Bacterial Filters protect possible contamination of the unit. Canister with a bacterial float activates the closed system alarm at 750cc.
The filter float section should be securely attached to the underside of the canister lid.

The solidifier packet should be placed in the bottom of the canister.

The blue side of the filter should face the pump. The white side of the filter should face the top of the white canister lid.

Secure the lid tightly to the canister. Place in the plastic holder attached to the back of the unit spout.
PRO-III™ Patient Connector Tubing (NP1007)Silicone connector tubing connects the drainage canister with the patient dressing.Secure the blue end of the connector tubing to the horizontal spout of the canister lid. Secure the white graduated cylinder end to the dressing tubing.

PRO-II™ Canister and Vacuum Protection Filter (NP0250 or NP0450)

The smaller PRO-II™ canister is a 250 cc or 450cc self enclosed unit with filter and attached tubing.
Collects wound exudate.
Attach the canister to the side of the pump. By securing it under the extended clip.
Y-Connector with Tubing PRO-II™ (NP120)
PRO-III™ (NP 130)
Increases the ability to control fluid from multiple wounds.PRO-III™: Attach the Y-connector at the white canister lid. Attach the clear PVC tubing (blue male end) to each adapter end.
PRO-II™ : Attach at the end of the canister tubing.
Universal Holder
IV Pole (NP150)
Bed Rack (NP170)
May be used to attach the unit to the bed or IV pole.Slide the larger center metal into the center back receptor area of the unit. Attach the arms to the bed or chair. Attach the screw adapter to the IV pole.
Universal Charger (NP2002)Batteries are Lithium-Ion; allows charging of the unit.Charge the batteries at night and run the pump by battery during the day. Requires 6 hours to fully charge a dead battery. Pumps may be used while charging.
Plug the round end of the cord into the bottom or side port of the unit. Place the metal prongs into an appropriate wall unit or equivalent.
Carrying Bag – Single Patient Use
(NP2001L, NP3001)
Increases the transportability of the units. For single patient use.Insert the unit inside the carrying bag. Reattach tubing through the appropriate openings if necessary. Adjust the carrying strap for comfort.
Plastic Holder for Canister (NP1001)Attaches to the PRO-III™ unit to secure the canister.Slide the plastic holder downward along the side or rear of the unit until secured.