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Medela Invia NPWT Foam Dressing Kit with FitPad

Medela Invia NPWT Foam Dressing Kit with FitPad includes charcoal foam, manufactured using a reticulated polyether and polyurethane hydrophobic material, FitPad suction interface with Quick-connector, transparent film ( (one or more pieces depending on the kit size). All components are packaged together and sterilized using ethylene oxide (EO).

Features of Medela Invia NPWT Foam Dressing Kit with FitPad

  • The low profile design and flexible wings of the suction interface (Invia FitPad) allow appropriate placement in difficult anatomic locations
  • The Quick-connecting interface between the dressing tubing and canister tubing provides an easy and secure attachment.
  • Not made with natural rubber latex Disposable Sterile
  • Available in four sizes: Small, Medium, Large and X-Large
  • Intended for use in conjunction with the Invia Motion and Invia Liberty Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) Systems

What to buy with Invia NPWT Foam Dressing Kit

When to use Invia Foam Dressing Kit?

The Invia Black Foam Dressing Kit with FitPad is appropriate for use for the following indications:
  • Acute or sub-acute wounds
  • Chronic wounds
  • Dehisced wounds
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Diabetic/neuropathic ulcers
  • Venous insufficiency ulcers
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Partial thickness burns
  • Flaps and grafts
  • Closed surgical incisions

Invia NPWT Dressing application for wound management

  • Apply the foam -
    • Cut the foam to fit the size and shape of the wound
    • Place the foam into the wound cavity. Foam should fill the wound cavity without overlapping onto intact skin
    • If required, a non-adherent layer may be applied to the wound prior to placing the foam into the wound bed.
      Note –
      • Foam should be cut to fit loosely into the wound bed. Do not tightly pack or force foam into any areas of the wound.
      • Do not cut the foam directly over the wound bed to avoid foam fragments from falling into the wound. Rub the edges of the foam to remove any loose fragments after cutting.
      • If multiple pieces of foam are needed to cover the wound bed, count and record how many foam pieces have been used.
      • If a tunnel exists, cut the foam longer than the tunnel to ensure that contact is made with the foam in the primary wound bed/cavity. If using foam in a tunnel ensure it is wrapped in a non-adherent layer to prevent any breakage at removal.
      • Do not place foam into blind or unexplored tunnels.
  • Apply Transparent Film -
    • Peel the central layer “1”
    • Place the adhesive face down over the foam and remove side layers “1”
    • Peel top layer “2”
    • Detach handling bars along perforated lines
    • Note - Film should extend 3–5 cm beyond wound margin to facilitate adequate seal. Film should be securely anchored to periwound area to maintain an air tight seal. Film can be cut into multiple pieces for easier handling, Make sure to retain a portion of the handling bars on each piece.
  • Cut hole in the film -
    • Select an appropriate location over the dressed wound bed for the suction pad (FitPad) to be applied and pinch the Transparent Film over the area lifting slightly
    • Cut a small hole in the pinched area (approx. 1cm diameter)
  • Attach the suction pad (FitPad) -
    • Peel off the backing of the suction pad.
    • Center the suction pad over the previously cut hole in the dressed wound and apply by pressing firmly for adherence.
    • Pay attention to tubing positioning to allow for optimal flow: avoid placement over bony prominences.
  • Connect the dressing tubing to the pump tubing -
    • Make sure both parts of the Quick-connector are aligned correctly as shown in the picture below
    • Push the Quick-connector together until you hear a click
  • Turn on the pump -
    • Turn on the pump and select the prescribed therapy setting
    • Check that the seal is secure around Transparent Film and suction pad
    • Finished dressing should be firm to the touch. If there is concern of the tube creating pressure on the wound margins, utilize bridging technique.

Medela Foam Dressing Dressing Changes

  • Dressings should be changed every 48 – 72 hours
  • In the event of heavy drainage, drainage with sediment or infected wounds, more frequent dressing changes may be needed
  • Check dressings regularly and monitor the wound to check for signs of infection. If there are any signs of systemic infection or advancing infection at the wound site, contact the treating physician immediately.

Invia Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Foam Dressing Removal

  1. Turn the pump off
  2. Close the clamp on the dressing tubing
  3. Close the clamp on the pump tubing
  4. Disconnect pump tubing from dressing tubing by pressing on the sides of the Quick-connector
  5. Remove the Transparent Film from the skin by gently pulling parallel with the skin
  6. Remove the foam from the wound

Note - Do not use if the sterile package is damaged or opened prior to use. To apply Invia Foam Dressing Kit with FitPad, use clean/aseptic or sterile techniques in accordance with local protocol.

Contraindications –
  • Necrotic tissue with eschar present
  • Untreated osteomyelitis
  • Non-enteric and unexplored fistulas
  • Malignancy in wound (with exception of palliative care to enhance quality of life)
  • Exposed vasculature
  • Exposed nerves
  • Exposed anastomotic site of blood vessels or bypasses
  • Exposed organs

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