Frequently asked questions from clinicians

Do all wounds require a 12 day treatment course?

It is necessary to complete the 12 day treatment course for all sized wounds. For most chronic wounds, one treatment course is required to achieve effective outcomes.

Do clinicians recommend the use of Accel‑Heal® on complex wounds?

Yes. 100% of clinicians surveyed said that they would recommend Accel‑Heal® as the treatment of choice for complex wounds.

Does Accel‑Heal® improve granulation and if so, how?

Yes it does. In clinical trials 95% of patients experienced improved granulation.

How big is an Accel‑Heal® unit?

Accel‑Heal® is a small, portable and discrete device measuring just 7cm x 4cm x 2cm.

How is Accel‑Heal® used?

Each Accel‑Heal® treatment course consists of six single use 48 hour single use and electrode pads. The supplied electrode pad plasters should be applied to healthy skin either side of the wound and then connected to the Accel‑Heal® unit, during a standard care procedure (dressing change). The unit is then activated using an on/off switch, tucked into the external dressing and left to work for 48 hours. Once the 48 treatment has finished, the unit will automatically turn itself off. A new unit is then attached to the electrodes, with the used unit disposed off safely.

How soon will I see results with Accel‑Heal®?

Accel‑Heal® is not expected nor designed to heal the wound within the 12 day treatment course. The 12 day treatment course induces the healing process, while standard care is continued. Patients may notice an improvement in granulation and a reduction in exudate, wound oedema and pain soon after beginning the Accel‑Heal® treatment course.

Will the patient feel anything during treatment with Accel‑Heal®?

Patients may experience a slight tingling sensation. This is normal and should not cause concern. Patients should not experience any pain or discomfort as a result of an Accel‑Heal® EAE treatment course. In the unlikely event of discomfort / pain being experienced by the patient, the Accel‑Heal® EAE unit should be switched off and electrode pads removed immediately.

Will the treatment affect my patients' ability to continue with their everyday activities?

No. Accel‑Heal® is much smaller and portable than any other available treatment device and measures just 7cm x 4cm x 2cm. This means that the unit can be placed into the patients' external dressing or tucked into clothing, enabling the patients to continue with their everyday activities.

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