The PICO System may help reduce the risk of surgical site infections (SSIs) and may help improve healing times as part of a comprehensive clinical protocol.1,2
In women undergoing C-sections that have any of these high risk factors that could lead to complications, the use of PICO should be considered.
- Comorbidities including diabetes, obesity, hypertension, poor vascular status, immuno-compromise
- Lengthy surgeries
- Emergency procedures
- Etiology of the problem
NEW clinical evidence2
*PICO dressings have a wear time of up to 7 days, depending on exudate levels.
Considerations and limitations inevitable unblended design, which in general can introduce observer and patient bias.
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- Harris, et al. Using a multi-faceted active change process and infection prevention to reduce post-op C-section infection. Poster presented at SAWC Spring 2013.
- Hyldig N, Vinter CA, Kruse M, et al. Prophylactic incisional negative pressure wound therapy reduces the risk of surgical site infection after caesarean section in obese women: A pragmatic randomised clinical trial. BJOG. 2018 Aug 1. [Epub ahead of print]