Basic Negative Pressure Wound Therapy-V.A.C. Class

Course Description

This inservice offering answers key questions about the Wound VAC:


  • Why is that VAC alarming and how can I fix it?
  • How do I use that Seal Check screen?
  • When do I use bridging, y-connecting, or different types of foam?
  • What kinds of wounds or incisions are appropriate for VAC?
  • When do I use intermittent vs. continuous suction?
  • What are some tricks to keeping a good seal?

Course Objectives:

  • Briefly summarize the Wound Healing Cascade
  • Discuss the NPWT/V.A.C. “Therapy Mechanisms of Action”
  • Describe basic NPWT/V.A.C.” Therapy System settings and operation”
  • State how to perform NPWT/V.A.C. “Therapy basic dressing applications”
  • Identify the process to prevent dressing retention and use of the new documentation forms
  • Discuss how to troubleshoot (remove V.A.C Therapy System) potential problems with wound therapy

Continuing Education Credit

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP15199 for 3 contact hours. No partial credit will be given.

Course Faculty

Mary Ann Frauenholz Zawalski, RN, MSN, PHN, KCI Clinical Specialist


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Event details
Date Time
Wed, Feb 19th, 2014 - Wed, Feb 19th, 2014 8 am - 11 am