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The study is to examine the effectiveness of cleansing wound with pressurized irrigation method compared with conventional practice of swabbing on the wound healing and infection of acute and chronic wound, and to evaluate the patient's physical symptoms related to wound, patient's satisfaction to cleansing method, and cost of materials used between the two groups. Patients with acute or chronic non-sutured wounds as well as being eligible to exclusion criteria will be recruited and randomly assigned to be cleansed using either: pressurized irrigation method (experimental group) or swabbing method (control group). 244 patients will be recruited in the study. This will take place in four community health centres run by the Hospital Authority in Hong Kong. The wounds of participants will be cleansed using the assigned method for a six week period. The clinic staff nurse is responsible for the ongoing assessment of the wound. Wound assessment will be undertaken at enrolment and upon healing of the wound or at the end of six-week period if the wounds have not healed. Demographic data and information related to the wound -wound size +/- wound volume, wound culture swab, and symptoms -wound discomfort, pain and odour will be collected at enrolment. Information related to the wound and subjective measures of patient satisfaction -feeling of cleanliness, liking, and of staff satisfaction -feeling user-friendliness, accessibility, cleanliness, liking to the cleansing method using VAS will be assessed at completion of treatment. A list of cost measurements for the wound cleansing would also be captured.
The aim of the investigation is to evaluate the function of two new device parts to be used in a NPWT system; an on-top suction device intended to transport exudate from the wound and a silicon cover film intended to fixate the wound filler and seal tight to the skin in order to keep a moist environment.
The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of design improvements of the Spiracur SNaP Wound Care System. This study prospectively evaluates the safety and efficacy of current and new design iterations of components of the FDA-cleared Spiracur SNaP Wound Care System in order to optimize safety, efficacy, and system performance.