An Elegant Solution for a Chronic Problem
“When my doctor recommended [NPWT]…he was surprised that I already had had a device sitting right outside in my car.”
Jennifer has suffered from recurring boils for years, but she suffered from a particularly serious flare-up in 2019. At her physician’s recommendation, she underwent surgery and healed quickly, only to see the boils return for the worse four months later.
“The boils were in the crevice of my neck, where I tilt up and down and side to side. My physician told me we weren’t playing around with this one,” says Jennifer, whose wound measured approximately 4cm long, 1.5cm wide and 2.5cm deep. Her doctor explained that the wound care needed would be significant, and that healing would require NPWT.
Jennifer, in the process of onboarding NPWT technology at Apria, offered to show her doctor a specific pump she happened to have on hand: the Invia Motion NPWT device from Medela Healthcare.
“The doctor said, ‘wait…you have a pump with you now?’ When my husband and I fetched it from the trunk of my car, he was intrigued.”
While inspecting the wound vac pump, her doctor immediately took notice of the device’s convenient features. “He was fairly impressed that the Motion weighs less than a pound without cartridge and has completely interchangeable tubing. This was a big factor for him, as he could use the tubing kits he was already using for other Medela NPWT pumps.”