About Surgical Incision Management
Poor incision healing can lead to surgical site complications (SSCs) such as surgical site infection (SSI), dehiscence, haematoma and seroma. Each of these SSCs can lead to delayed healing, increased length of stay, readmissions, reoperation and increased morbidity and mortality. The impact of SSCs places our health services under additional strain and incur additional treatment costs.
KCI provides closed incision management systems to help protect the surgical site from developing SSCs and can help improve patient outcomes.
The Science Behind Our Products
KCI solutions are built on an extensive understanding of incision management, supported by a large body of clinical evidence
- In the UK surgical site infection (SSI) affects at least 5% of surgical patients1
- SSIs increase the median length of stay (LOS) by an additional 10 days2
- The median additional cost to treat each SSI is £5,2392
The PREVENA™ Incision Management System is the first powered negative pressure device designed specifically for closed surgical incisions. The device applies continuous negative pressure for up to 7 days which helps to promote healing by holding the incision edges together, drawing fluid and exudate out of the wound, reducing oedema and may help stimulate perfusion. It is recommended that the device should be considered as an alternative to standard of care in people at risk of developing surgical site complications.
For less compromised patients TIELLE™ Lite Hydropolymer Adhesive Dressing may be used in low to non-exuding and bleeding wounds, such as surgical and traumatic wounds3. ADAPTIC TOUCH™ Non-Adhering Silicone Dressing is designed as a primary wound contact layer for use in the management of dry to heavily exuding, partial and full-thickness chronic wounds including venous ulcers, decubitus (pressure) ulcers and diabetic ulcers, and for traumatic and surgical wounds, donor sites and 1st and 2nd degree burns. It is also suitable for use, under medical supervision, with negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) for the protection of fragile wound structures.
KCI offers a wide range of clinically proven, economically beneficial incision management technologies for closed surgical incisions. These can contribute to positive outcomes for patients and healthcare professionals.