HELMBRECHTS, Germany—Raumedic A.G. has developed new products for treating wounds with a silicone tube designed for medical device and hygiene products supplier Lohmann & Rauscher GmbH & Co. K.G..
The quadruple-lumen tube is a key part of the deep-drainage set used to manage exudate, which is the mass of cells and fluid that seep from blood vessels and organs during inflammation.
Exudate stimulates healing in acute wounds by maintaining an optimal moist environment.
However, that balance can be upset. Some wounds drain more due to infection, size or location, and other wounds are chronic from diseases like diabetes, neuropathy or vascular disease. Any increases in the amount or consistency of exudate along with a change in color or odor is cause for concern.
To support the healing process, medical manufacturer Raumedic came out with a line of therapies—branded as Suprasorb CNP P33—to use in negative pressure wound treatment. CNP is an acronym for controlled negative pressure.
Negative pressure wound therapy uses a layered foam bandage, tubing, a negative pressure device and a canister to collect fluids. Health care professionals fit the foam dressing to the shape of the wound and seal it with a film that has an opening where a tube is attached. The tube leads to a vacuum pump that pulls fluid and infection from the wound.
The therapy also can be used to push antibiotics and saline into the wound.