Ukraine, Kyiv City Clinical Hospital No. 10 needs your help!

Ukraine, Kyiv City Clinical Hospital No. 10 needs your help!

From Susan West

With the beginning of the war in Ukraine, the surgical department began to receive more and more seriously injured patients.Hospital needs more equipment!

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Kyiv City Clinical Hospital No. 10 needs your help!With the beginning of the war in Ukraine, the surgical department began to receive more and more seriously injured patients. In treating deep, lacerated wounds, as after mining, well helps VAC-therapy: wound healing by creating negative pressure. The method has proven to be effective around the world. Surgeons are asking for the help of volunteers, as there is currently no such device registered at the hospital, and they would be happy to have at least one.The cost of one device reaches 187,000 hryvnias (about $6,500, which the hospital's management cannot afford at the moment.Please respond to all who care!What is vacuum-assisted closure of a wound?Vacuum-assisted closure of a wound is a type of therapy to help wounds heal. It’s also known as wound VAC. During the treatment, a device decreases air pressure on the wound. This can help the wound heal more quickly.The gases in the air around us put pressure on the surface of our bodies. A wound vacuum device removes this pressure over the area of the wound. This can help a wound heal in several ways. It can gently pull fluid from the wound over time. This can reduce swelling, and may help clean the wound and remove bacteria. A wound VAC also helps pull the edges of the wound together. And it may stimulate the growth of new tissue that helps the wound close.

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