A New Take on Negative Pressure Wound Therapy at East Jefferson
East Jefferson General Hospital (Metairie, Louisiana) is a high-volume, 420-bed facility with a dedicated team of wound and ostomy care (WOC) nurses responsible for wound healing and management. A substantial cohort of patients being treated at East Jefferson require chronic wound care, making the WOC team’s daily responsibilities critical to the hospital’s overall success.
When Brigette Strain – an experienced nurse venturing into wound care for the first time – joined the team at East Jefferson, the hospital had already decided to replace its existing portable negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) pumps with the Invia Liberty™ from Medela. The team at East Jefferson chose the Liberty for its ease of use, low profile, and technical features, which provide the convenience of a personal wound vac machine with the efficacy of a reusable system.
Now, Brigette and her team were tasked with ensuring a seamless implementation on the hospital floor. Fortunately, Medela arrived ready to deliver a support and education experience that made this implementation smooth and rewarding.