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What is a VAC (Vacuum Assisted Closure) machine?
This therapy improves healing by:
VAC therapy is a system that uses controlled negative pressure (mild suction) to help heal a wound. Patients using the VAC at Penrose St. Francis Health Care System have had their wounds healed very quickly. The VAC machine is so small that it can be worn as a fanny pack or carried like a briefcase or purse.
The VAC machine has four parts:
Dressing changes - are done three times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
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