Presentation on VAC – NPWT
Technique held at OCHRI
NPWT promotes wound healing– Dr.Rewanwar
Recently, a clinical Presentation on “VAC – NPWT” was held at Orange City Hospital & Research Institute as part of Continual Medical Education and to make medical staff aware about care of wound. Dr. Darshan Rewanwar– OCHRI Plastic Surgeon delivered an interactive presentation on this topic. Procedure of using VAC Machine was also demonstrated by him.
At the outset Dr. Deepak Dongre- OCHRI SMO I/c Academics introduced the faculty and highlighted that, “OCHRI regularly organizes Clinical Meetings, Nursing Education programs, Seminars, Workshops and Case Presentations for Doctors and Nursing staff working in health care sector under the name and style of “SIDDHI”. This helps medical brethren to stay updated with the new information. Healthcare is constantly evolving field and hence such updates are necessary.”
On this occasion Dr. Darshan Rewanwar told that, “Negative-Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) is a therapeutic technique using a vacuum dressing to promote healing in acute or chronic wounds and enhance healing of second- and third-degree burns. The therapy involves the controlled application of sub-atmospheric pressure to the local wound environment, using a sealed wound dressing connected to a vacuum pump. The use of this technique in wound management in OCHRI increased dramatically in this decade. NPWT appears to be even useful for diabetic ulcers, Bed Sores and management of the open abdomen surgery.” Dr. Rewanwar further added that, “NPWT promotes wound healing by applying a vacuum through a special sealed dressing. The continued vacuum draws out fluid from the wound and increases blood flow to the area. The vacuum may be applied continuously or intermittently, depending on the type of wound being treated and the clinical objectives.”
Dr. Mohan Shendre, Dr. Anit Prakash, Dr. Noorul Amin, Dr. Usha Gawande, Ms. Jessy Abraham, Nursing I/c, Ms. Rahel Patrange, Ms. Shincy Jenson, Infection Control Nurses, Ms. Sindhu Rao, Ms. Nisha, Ms. Kumari Shaji, Ms. Savita Shende, Ms. Rosamma Raju, Ms. Sunita Patil, Ms. Preethi Joseph, Ms. Mary Chako, Ms. Kavita Bodile, Ms. Deepali Kawwal, WSS and large number of doctors and nursing staff were present on this occasion. Shri. Prashant Tichkule and Shri. Pankaj Wankhede worked hard for the success of this program.
It is added that OCHRI Plastic & Burns Surgery Division which has the distinction of being attached with Central India’s only Skin Bank caters to patients suffering from Burns, Bed sores and diabetic ulcers etc who are referred from various hospitals across central India.