Clear Bacterial Infection with
Model C-100 Ultraviolet C Treatment Lamp
EFFECTIVE for clearing infections from
the wound bed, including antibiotic resistant
strains such as MRSA, VRE and HDM-1.
stimulate the surrounding area to help induce
a healing response.
Three Treatments per week
Effectively eliminate pathogens
- Stimulate cellular proliferation
- Provide a mild debridement to reduce eschar
bactericidal ultraviolet "C" (UV-C)
treatment program is an adjunctive therapy for
reducing and eliminating bacterial bio-burden
that can impede wound healing. This method of
treatment is consistent with wound care best practice
guidelines. It is an important and cost-effective
modality for cleaning a wound of surface infection.
topical antiseptics that can inhibit wound healing,
the effects of the germicidal UV lamp are all
don't need to choose a compromise between wound
healing response and infection control. The Thera-Wand
provides a mild positive stimulation effect while
its germicidal properties work to knock out the
the Thera-Wand for:
Wounds with Poor Circulation
radiation at therapeutic levels is an important adjunct
to antibiotic medications. Systemic antibiotics often
do not reach the infected wound tissues because of poor
circulation at the wound site. The antibacterial characteristic
of the UV-C wand makes it effective in treating chronic
wounds. UV-C therapy can be given concurrently with
where sensitivity testing has shown resistance of the
colonizing species to specific antibiotics, the germicidal
UV lamp can efficiently kill these strains of bacteria.
In particular, UV-C is effective in eliminating methicillin-resistant
Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin resistant Enterococcus
(VRE) and lactamase-producing pseudomonas aeuginosa
(HDM-1). MRSA is becoming increasingly prevalent, and
interferes with would healing.
combating developing infections and associated skin
for Topical Antimicrobials
antiseptic agents have been shown to be toxic to granulating
tissue and are not recommended by most wound care committees.
UV-C radiation therapy clears infections. Its actinic
photochemical effect also provides a mild stimulating
reaction from the inflammatory response to help accelerate
Features of UV-C Wound Healing Therapy:
higher exposure levels, UV-C provides a soft debridement
to help disintegrate eschar that can inhibit wound
Thera-Wand UV-C lamp is the ideal unit for applying
UV-C radiation. It is supplied as a single wand
unit, type V-254, with an ON-OFF switch and 2m (6.5
ft.) powercord. UV-C radiation is not associated
with skin cancer.
three hour familiarization and training guide,
and a physician's prescribing information sheet
are shipped with each Thera-Wand so that you can
quickly implement the UV-C Thera-Wand therapy
at your facility.
hand-held Thera-Wand TM is essentially very
easy and straight-forward to use. Direct the lamp onto
the infected area, and it completely eradicates all
bacteria in sight, while mildly stimulating the granulation
a nursing home, hospital or home care setting, Therma-Wand
is normally used by a registered nurse (RN) or physiotherapist
on orders from a wound specialist, physician or physiotherapist.
will want to understand the treatment more thoroughly
to administer the optimal dose while using the lamp
safely. We recommend the following operator training:
in wound care
of the supplied self-training program.
UV-C therapy, why choose Thera-Wand?
Higher radiation intensity. Typical exposure is
30 to 90 seconds per treatment, depending on wound
Portable and compact
Detailed instruction manual
Physician prescribing information sheet
biological effect of UV-C and the treatment
parameters are well understood. It can be
used where basic methods have been ineffective.
Recently published clinical studies have
documented the bactericidal and wound healing
efectiveness of UV-C radation therapy.
C-100 Thera-Wand Ultraviolet-C Treatment Lamp
wavelength 254 nm Ultraviolet "C" (UV-C),
to 90 s (typical)
times per week or at dressing changes, until bacteria-free
to 3 weeks (typical)
cm (1 inch) working distance
Required by operator and patient
UV-C, low pressure, mercury vapour tube
to CSA requirements for medical use
V 60 Hz, 0.16 A, or 230 V 50 Hz, 0.12A
g (1.6 lb.)
year, excluding tube which has a typical service
life of 75 hours
Safety and Efficacy
by Health Canada as a Class 2 medical device.
is a trademark of BIOMATION.
Model C-100 is a replacement for the Derma-Wand
UV-C lamp which is discontinued.
Thera-Wand is well suited to the objectives
High Intensity Needs Program (pdf)
the Thera-Wand is an adjunct to the dressing
change proceedure. It significantly reduces
the amount of drainage from excess bio-burden.
The small extra time in applying the lamp
is offset by the time saved in handling the
excess drainage. The Thera-Wand will accelerate
the healing time.
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