Topical Negative Pressure Therapy in Wound Management - A Consensus Document (WHASA 2009)

  • Liezl Naude
Keywords: Topical Negative Pressure Therapy

Abstract

Wound Management has many challenges and these challenges are becoming more and more complex. Topical negative pressure therapy (TNPT) has become one of the most talked about resources in the current wound management environment. According to the European Wound Management Association (EWMA) Position Document on Topical Negative Pressure in wound management this important development in wound care is being shown in a growing number of randomised controlled trails, as well as case studies, to produce dramatic improvements in clinical outcomes. It should be noticed that the majority of clinical trials of TNPT have used the vacuum assisted closure (V.A.C Therapy) system.

Author Biography

Liezl Naude
President of the Wound Healing Association of Southern Africa
Published
2010-02-05
Section
Guidelines