A Legacy of Effective Wound Care
“Most of us skeptics in the operating room thought that foot had to go. But after three months of continual care with the wound therapy pump, [Tom] was able to save the foot with very minimal damage. It was awesome to see.”
For over 3 years, “Kathy” has been a nurse at a 200-bed, county-owned hospital with a Level 3 trauma center averaging 15 surgeries per day. While utilized frequently in the wound therapy department, the surgical team uses Medela negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) – primarily via the Invia® Liberty™ NPWT pump – in the OR.
Throughout her time at this facility, Kathy has used Medela NPWT to help patients with diverse wound types. Being a county owned hospital, it services a broad range of patients, including nursing home patients on Medicaid or Medicare, uninsured walk-in patients, and patients with private insurance.
Kathy has several years of experience using Medela wound vac therapy in the operating room. Her hospital chose the Invia Liberty for its ease of use, comfortable patient profile, and ongoing service and support from the Medela team.
As an experienced surgical nurse, Kathy is often tasked with applying NPWT pumps to patients in the operating room. As part of her discussion with Medela, she shared a powerful case where the Invia Liberty played a pivotal role in saving a patient’s foot from amputation.