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There’s Only One V.A.C.® Therapy

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V.A.C.® Therapy: Leading the Way

Since its 1995 introduction, V.A.C.® Therapy has set the standard for wound care. While a number of other negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) systems have followed in the past 20 years, there's only one V.A.C.® Therapy.
With more than 10 million wounds treated worldwide,  60 randomized controlled trials, 1,300 peer-reviewed articles, and 1,400 published journal articles, V.A.C.® Therapy from KCI has amassed more published clinical evidence than any other NPWT product, and the difference is in the data. Only V.A.C.® Therapy has shown:
  • 80% reduction in risk of readmission1
  • 76% reduction in need of reoperation1
  • 50% shorter healing time2
  • 40% reduction in incidences of surgical dehiscence and infection3

What Sets V.A.C.® Therapy Apart
Proprietary pressure sensing technology from device to wound site
V.A.C.® Therapy is the only NPWT device with proprietary SENSAT.R.A.C.™ Technology, which continuously monitors negative pressure at the wound site and compensates for any changes, maintaining a consistent environment for fluid removal. This was shown in bench testing to:
  • Provide 90% more accurate delivery of negative pressure4
  • Remove fluid 98% faster than other NPWT systems5
  • Remove the same volume of fluid in 15 minutes that other systems require 24 hours to remove5

Detects and notifies when blockages occur using EASYCLEAR PURGE™ Technology
Additionally, V.A.C.® Therapy comes equipped with EASYCLEAR PURGE™ Technology, which provides real-time updates to caregivers and proactively aids in preventing and clearing blockages as they occur.

Standardizes 4 NPWT types into a single V.A.C.ULTA™ Therapy System
Designed to treat patient wounds across a wide spectrum, our best-in-class V.A.C.ULTA™ 4 Therapy System includes:
Streamlined access to therapy with clinician and patient support along the way
KCI provides top-tier support so you can count on having the resources you need, when you need them.
  • 24/7 clinical and technical call support
  • 400 clinically trained representatives
  • Approximately 25,000 clinicians trained annually
  • Medical education programs and webinars

For continuing education in V.A.C.® Therapy, view our latest webinars.

Our value-added programs help you and your patients get needed resources, including:
  • KCI Express® Program, which streamlines product orders through EMR systems
  • Consignment program to provide on-site unit storage for access on demand and as needed in the care setting
  • V.A.C. READY CARE™ Program to provide on-site access to units so patients can seamlessly transition to home care

V.A.C.® Therapy Resources
Competitive Brochure:  SENSAT.R.A.C.™ & EASYCLEAR PURGE™ Technologies:
Explore the proprietary technologies that set V.A.C.® Therapy apart from the competition.
Research: Blockage Alarms in V.A.C.® Therapy vs Smith & Nephew:
Review our bench study investigating how V.A.C.® Therapy and our competitors detect and respond to blockages.
Spec Sheet: What Makes V.A.C.® Therapy the Gold Standard of NPWT:
From cost savings to consistent negative pressure, V.A.C.® Therapy delivers.
Research:  Incidence of Blockage Alarms When Dressing Connector Orifices Are Blocked:
View the 2017 Symposium on Advanced Wound Care Fall Meeting poster comparing the blockage alarms and clearance capabilities of select NPWT systems.
Video Disclaimer:
These videos are intended for clinicians. The V.A.C.® Therapy System is indicated for patients with a variety of open wound types as well as closed surgical incisions. Prior to use, consult detailed product indications, safety information, and instructions contained in the KCI V.A.C.® Therapy Safety Information and Dressing Application Instructions provided in the dressing cartons.
Specific indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and safety information exist for KCI products and therapies. Please consult a clinician and product instructions for use prior to application. Rx only.

See the Difference

Get to know the proprietary technologies, products, and people that set V.A.C.® Therapy apart.

What Your Peers Are Saying


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Dale Danneker
MD General Surgeon

“The level of innovation with the V.A.C.® Therapy System is beyond any of the other companies...they’re just trying to catch up.”


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Julia Trainer
Nurse Practitioner

“With KCI, you know exactly what you’re getting.”


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Amy Mikos
Wound Ostomy & Continence Nurse

“I have had the opportunity to use other negative pressure wound therapies, I have not seen the same customer support. I haven't seen the same safety devices that the V.A.C.® has...I haven’t seen the same efficacy that I’ve seen with the V.A.C.®.”

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