An overview of topical negative pressure therapy in wound care
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An overview of topical negative pressure therapy in wound care

Georgina Preston Tissue viability nurse, Northamptonshire Teaching Primary Care Trust, Camp Hill Health Centre, Northampton

This article examines the historical development of topical negative pressure (TNP) therapy, the growing range of devices available and future possibilities for this treatment. The use of vacuum-assisted closure (VAC®), different negative pressure settings and alternative TNP devices are discussed. Further guidance and robust clinical evidence are required to support the use of TNP in practice.

Nursing Standard. 23, 7,62-68. doi: 10.7748/ns2008.10.23.7.62.c6713

Correspondence

georgina.preston@northants.nhs.uk

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This article has been subject to double blind peer review