Patients’ Experiences of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT)

NPWT is an effective treatment for wound healing yet research has shown that some patients experience pain – this may impact on patient QoL and also the healing process.

We have recently completed a number of studies into patients’ experiences of NPWT – exploring the views of clinicians and patients on pain, stress, trauma, and other treatment issues (aim is to identify ways in which patients’ experiences of NPWT can be improved).