On June 19, 2012, Dr. Patrick Marasco, developer of PulseCare Closed Pulse Irrigation, came to Payson Care Center in Payson, Ariz., to train the physical therapist team on use of the CPI wound care system.
CPI is a lavage system used to heal open wounds under the protection of a totally contained wound irrigation bag. The system removes one of the most harmful impediments to wound healing, bacterial biofilm, and eliminates the exposure to the infectious materials that are dispersed during traditional lavage treatments. Also, instead of requiring a trip to the hospital for difficult wounds, patients can use CPI on an outpatient basis or at their bedside.
The therapists were excited about the firsthand training and the opportunity to better serve their patients and the community. Since Marasco’s visit, they have been putting CPI into practice.
“We are already seeing positive results to the wounds we are treating,” said Libby Mangum, doctor of physical therapy who works at Payson Care Center.
To make the most of the educational opportunity while Marasco (who is from Massachusetts) was in town, Payson Care Center hosted a lunch lecture on June 20. Local general surgeons, physical therapists and hospital personnel from Payson Regional Medical Center benefited from his sharing his knowledge about wound care.