Smith and Nephew PICO 7 Features
- Capable of managing low to moderate exudate
- Delivers nominal -80mmHg therapeutic negative pressure in wounds up to 4.5cm in depth when used with an NPWT wound filler
- Protects the incision from external contamination
- Helps to increase the activity of the lymphatic system in deep tissue via a reduction in wound fluid
- Helps hold incisions together, reducing lateral tensile forces
- Improves wound contraction and assists in stimulation of granulation tissue formation
Airlock Technology for effective outcomes
- The Silicone adhesive layer minimizes pain on removal.
- Pioneering AIRLOCK Technology transmits pressure evenly across the whole wound bed and surrounding zone of injury.
- Super absorbent core locking exudate away from the wound.
- The top film layer has a high moisture vapor transmission rate, protecting the wounds from external contamination.
- PICO Soft Port with integrated filter.
Parts Description of PICO 7 Dressing
- Single-button operation for ultimate simplicity
- Indicator for a vacuum leak
- Dressing full indicator
- Low battery indicator
- Operates on 2 x Alkaline AA batteries
- Belt-clip for portability
- Soft port with integrated filter
- Revolutionary gentle dressing
How does PICO Dressing work?
- Pico 7 consists of an NPWT pump connected to an absorbent, gentle adhesive dressing.
- The dressing is applied to the wound, and extra strips are placed over the outside edge to help hold the dressing in place. When the pump is turned on, the air is pulled out of the dressing, and excess fluid from the wound enters the dressing. The dressing helps to prevent bacteria from entering the wound. It may also improve blood flow to the wound, which will help it to heal.
- The pump is battery-operated. The batteries may be changed with two Alkaline AA batteries if required.
The easy-to-use PICO System expands the options for applying NPWT to many wound conditions and closed surgical incisions. PICO is appropriate for:
- Chronic burns
- Acute wounds
- Chronic wounds
- Closed surgical incisions
- Traumatic wounds
- Sub-acute and dehisced wounds
- Flaps and grafts
- Tunneling wounds
- Ulcers – diabetic, pressure, leg
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How to apply Smith and Nephew PICO 7 Dressing?
- Clean and prepare wounds according to local protocol.
- Peel off the first release handle and place the dressing centrally over the wound. The dressing should be applied with the soft port positioned higher than the wound (depending on the patient’s primary position), placed on intact skin, and not extending over the wound to prevent fluid pooling around the soft port and blocking the therapy. (Figure A)
- Remove the other remaining handle(s) and smooth the dressing around the wound to prevent creasing. Reposition if required to ensure the border is not creased.
- Insert the batteries into the device. Following this, all four indicators should illuminate for 3 seconds.
- Join the pump to the dressing by twisting together the tubing connectors. Extension tubing can be added if required. (Figure B)
- Press the orange button to start the application of negative pressure. The green 'OK' indicator and the orange 'air leak' indicator will flash together while working to establish therapy. The 'OK' green light will flash after about 65 seconds to indicate the therapy is established. (Figure C)
- Apply the fixation strips to each of the four sides of the dressing. (Figure D)
How do I know if the PICO wound vac is working correctly?
The green OK light flashes when the pump is working correctly, the dressing should have a slightly wrinkled appearance and feel firm to the touch.
Can I shower with the pump and dressing in place?
No, you must first pause the pump and disconnect it from the dressing before showering, the dressing is water resistant; however, do not expose it to direct jets of water or soak it.
Can I remove the PICO dressing?
When therapy ends, you may remove your dressing as per your doctor's instructions if they have trained you to do so.
How will I know if the batteries need changing?
The green OK and orange (battery symbol) lights will flash together, replaced with two Alkaline AA batteries.
Why has the pump stopped working?
The pump may be paused; press the orange button to restart, or the batteries need to be replaced. or The pump has stopped working after seven days of use
What do I do if the “dressing full” symbol flashes?
Call your health care professional and advise them the dressing requires changing.
When should I call my doctor?
If you notice a change in the color or amount of fluid in the dressing, for example:
- If it changes from clear to cloudy or bright red or you see the dressing fill rapidly with blood
- Your wound looks more red than usual or has a foul smell
- The skin around your wound looks reddened or irritated
- You experience pain