- Recommendation ID
- NICE encourages further research into the role of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) for the open abdomen. Patient selection should be documented and research should report on efficacy outcomes such as impact on wound care and healing rates, and duration of hospital stay.
- Any explanatory notes
- Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) for the open abdomen is adequate to support the use of this procedure provided that normal arrangements are in place for consent, audit and clinical governance.
Source guidance details
- Comes from guidance
- Negative pressure wound therapy for the open abdomen
- Date issued
- November 2013
|Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?||No|
|Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?||No|