Each patient and wound is unique and deserves customized care. 3M’s comprehensive negative pressure wound therapy solutions enable you to provide treatment options based on each patient’s need.
The way you treat every patient is as unique as they are — and no two wounds, just like no two people, are exactly the same. With 3M’s scientifically engineered negative pressure wound therapy solutions and support, you can reimagine the way you approach wound care.
The 3M NPWT portfolio provides a wide range of wound management options, which have been shown in clinical studies to help reduce the cost of care and improve patient outcomes.1,2
See the 3M™ V.A.C.® Therapy Mechanism of Action
3M V.A.C.® Therapy, one of the world leaders in negative pressure wound therapy, promotes an environment for wound healing by protecting the wound from external contamination, providing a moist wound environment, and promoting the formation of granulation tissue.3,4
The combination of a proprietary foam, drape, multi-lumen tubing, and advanced algorithms delivers a uniform negative pressure to the wound surface. This consistent negative pressure helps draw wound edges together, allows for the removal of exudate and infectious material, and stimulates the growth of tissue so the wound can heal.
The application of uniform negative pressure induces a physical response — macrostrain — that can be seen immediately as the wound edges are drawn together, allowing for optimal contact between the wound bed and the dressing.
Macrostrain facilitates removal of wound exudate which may contain inhibitors of wound healing.
Removal of wound fluids assists in the reduction of edema, which facilitates the flow of blood into the wound bed, providing the oxygen and nutrients that are needed for wound healing.
In vitro/in vivo studies show that foam contact with tissue creates micro-deformation that leads to cell stretch.3 Cell stretch under negative pressure stimulates cellular activity that results in granulation tissue formation.4-5
Over subsequent dressing changes, the granulation tissue fills the wound bed, further reducing the volume, and preparing it for final closure.
Every wound is unique and may require a cascading approach to treatment. NPWT creates an environment that promotes wound healing by delivering negative pressure at the wound site. 3M offers a range of these specialized solutions to support your individual facility and patient needs.
Since its introduction in 1995, V.A.C.® Therapy has been selected to treat more than 10 million wounds worldwide.6 More than 75% of published NPWT clinical evidence is based on 3M V.A.C.® Therapy.
V.A.C.® Therapy is one of the world leaders in negative pressure wound therapy. With proprietary 3M™ SensaT.R.A.C.™ technology, V.A.C.® Therapy adjusts to consistently deliver the prescribed amount of negative pressure and creates an environment to promote wound healing.
3M continues to develop new technologies and therapies designed to make wound healing manageable for caregivers and more comfortable for patients around the world. 3M Negative Pressure Wound Therapies are utilized across the continuum of care and come in a variety of shapes and sizes—ranging from a reusable therapy unit with multiple therapy modalities, to a portable and disposable unit that can fit in the palm of your hand.
Veraflo Therapy combines the benefits of V.A.C.® Therapy with automated instillation and dwell of topical wound solutions. It is designed for patients who would benefit from vacuum-assisted drainage and controlled delivery of topical solutions over the wound bed. Veraflo Therapy has shown improved outcomes compared to NPWT alone and has resulted in lower treatment costs compared to the standard of care.
The Snap Therapy System makes patients’ everyday lives easier by combining the simplicity of advanced wound dressings with the proven benefits of NPWT in a convenient and portable design. The disposable, single-use therapy system is ideal for low to moderate exudating wounds with customizable dressings to address even the most difficult anatomies, such as diabetic foot ulcers.
Elevate the 3M™ V.A.C.® Therapy experience.
Applies with ease. Seals in the heal. Removes with kindness.
Changing your dressing each time shouldn’t cause additional pain. With Dermatac Drape, wound care patients will feel the difference of the first silicone-acrylic hybrid drape that is repositionable upon initial placement.
Contact us to request consultation with a 3M clinical specialist and a trial of 3M NPWT products.
An error has occurred while submitting. Please try again later...
Your form was submitted successfully
NOTE: Specific indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions and safety information exist for these products and therapies. Please consult a clinician and product instructions for use prior to application. This material is intended for healthcare professionals.