Clear Bacterial Infection
with the Germicidal
Thera-Wand Model C-100 Ultraviolet C Treatment Lamp
Thera-Wand is Effective
For clearing infections from the wound bed, including antibiotic-resistant strains such as MRSA, VRE and HDM-1.
The surrounding area to help induce a healing response.
Three Treatments per Week
Effectively eliminate pathogens, stimulate cellular proliferation and provide a mild debridement to reduce eschar.
The 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 clearing a wound of surface infection.
Unlike topical antiseptics that can inhibit wound healing, the effects of the germicidal UV lamp are all positive.
You 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 infection.
Use the Thera-Wand for: Infected Wounds with Poor Circulation
UV-C 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 systemic antibiotics.
Antibiotic - Resistant Species
Even 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 drug-resistant infection including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) and lactamase-producing pseudomonas aeuginosa (HDM-1). Superbugs, including MRSA are becoming increasingly prevalent, and interferes with would healing.
First Line Therapy
For combating developing infections and associated skin problems.
Replacement for Topical Antimicrobials
Topical 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 provides a mild inflammatory response and stimulation reaction to help increase local blood flow and accelerate wound healing.
More Features of UV-C Wound Healing Therapy
At higher exposure levels, UV-C provides a soft debridement to help disintegrate eschar that can inhibit wound closure.
The Thera-Wand 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 2 m (6.5 ft.) power cord. UV-C radiation is not associated with skin cancer.
A 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.
The 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 on the irradiated wound, while mildly stimulating the granulation tissue.
In a nursing home, hospital or home care setting, Thera-Wand is normally used by a registered nurse (RN) or physiotherapist on orders from a wound specialist, physician or physiotherapist.
You will want to understand the treatment more thoroughly to administer the optimal dose while using the lamp safely.
We recommend the following operator training: Training in wound care and Competion of the supplied self-training program.
For UV-C therapy, why choose Thera-Wand?
Higher radiation intensity. Typical exposure is 30 to 90 seconds per treatment,
depending on wound complexity.
Portable and compact
Detailed instruction manual
Physician prescribing information sheet
The biological effect of germicidal ultraviolet radiation and the treatment parameters for wound healing are well understood. The Thera-Wand can be used where basic methods have been ineffective. Recently published clinical studies have documented the bactericidal and wound healing effectiveness of UV-C radiation therapy.
Model C-100 Thera-Wand Ultraviolet-C Treatment Lamp
Single wavelength 254 nm Ultraviolet "C" (UV-C), non-ionizing
4 mW/cm2 nominal
120 to 360 millijoules/cm2 (typical)
30 to 90 s (typical)
3 times per week or at dressing changes, until bacteria-free
Course of Treatment
2 to 3 weeks (typical)
Height Above Wound
2.54 cm (1 inch) working distance (typical)
UVC Blocking Goggles
Supplied. Required by operator and patient
One enclosed UV-C, low-pressure, mercury-vapour tube
Certified to CSA requirements for medical use
120 V 60 Hz, 0.16 A, or 230 V 50 Hz, 0.12A. For 230 V model, specify plug type.
730 g (1.6 lb.)
One year, excluding tube which has a typical service life of 75 hours
Replacement Lamp Tube
Part Number BG100
Medical Safety and Efficacy
Listed by Health Canada as a Class II medical device. Licence 88512.
Thera-Wand Model C-100 is a replacement for the Derma-Wand UV-C lamp which is discontinued.
The Thera-Wand is well suited to the objectives of the High Intensity Needs Program (pdf) in Ontario.
About Billing Codes
Generally, the Thera-Wand is an adjunct to the dressing change procedure. 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 and increase the number of successful outcomes.
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