Evidence supporting Accel-Heal

28 published articles including two randomised controlled trials describe the results of over 300 patients treated with Accel-Heal in the published literature.

Healing outcomes with different wound types

The ability of Accel-Heal to improve clinical outcomes has been assessed in many different wound types. Please click on the items below for more information, categorised by indication.

VLU

STEPPING UP TREATMENT WITH ACTIVE INTERVENTIONS FOR HARD-TO-HEAL WOUNDS USING ELECTRICAL STIMULATION THERAPY (PDF)

Rebecca Clarke, Community Nurse Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust.

Liz Ovens, Independent Tissue Viability Specialist Nurse.

Presented at Wounds U.K. 2023.

The results of a clinical evaluation of Accel-Heal electroceutical treatment in a large NHS Trust (PDF)

Nicola Turner, Tissue Viability Nurse Staffordshire and Stoke-on Trent partnership Trust (SSOTP) & Liz Ovens, Independent Tissue Viability Nurse and Associate Lecturer Bucks New University, Wounds UK, Vol 13, No 4, 2017, p 80-99

DFU

USE OF A NOVEL ELECTRICAL STIMULATION DEVICE TO KICKSTART HEALING IN TWO PATIENTS WITH LOWER LIMB ULCERS COMPLICATED BY DIABETES MELLITUS (PDF)

Dr Salma Alktebi and Dr Amira Al Adab
Wound Care and Plastic Surgery Team, Al Qassimi hospital, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Vascular ulcers

Arterial ulcers

Other

Powering the progression of hard-to- heal wounds with electrical stimulation: observational analysis of wounds treated with Accel-Heal (PDF)

Harikrishna KR Nair, Professor and Head of the Wound Care Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Kuala Lumpur Malaysia

Nair 2022. Wounds Asia: Products and Technology. 37-46

Patient benefits of Accel-Heal

Accel-Heal’s ability to reduce wound pain is key in helping to improve patient quality of life, sleep, social interaction and has been reported to directly import tolerance of compression therapy, enabling patients to benefit from this gold standard treatment.

Patient-related benefits

DEVELOPMENT OF A CLINICAL PATHWAY TO SUPPORT TARGETED USAGE OF ELECTRICAL STIMULATION WOUND THERAPY (PDF)

Karen Layflurrie, Clinical Lead Leg Ulcer Services, HertsOne and Central London Community Healthcare Trust (CLCH).

Liz Ovens, Independent Tissue Viability Specialist Nurse.

Presented at Wounds U.K. 2023.

AN EVALUATION OF PATIENTS WITH PAINFUL LEG ULCERS (PDF)

Maria Moon, Daphne Hazel, Liz Hawes.

Presented at Wounds U.K. 2023.

EASE OF USE OF WEARABLE, SINGLE USE ELECTRICAL STIMULATION DEVICE FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF HARD TO HEAL WOUNDS (PDF)

Cancela C, Cruz M, Kaha E, Kurz P and Leemet H. Presented at EWMA 2022

Alternative approaches need to be considered for managing venous leg ulcers failing to heal despite high compression therapy: A case study to demonstrate the effectiveness of using electrical stimulation therapy (EST) alongside compression therapy. (PDF)

Karen Layflurrie Clinical Lead Leg Ulcer Services HertsOne and Central London Community Healthcare Trust

Liz Ovens Independent Tissue Viability Specialist Nurse

Electrical stimulation therapy and electroceutical treatment for the management of venous leg ulcers (PDF)

Ovens L, British Journal of Community Nursing, March 2017, 22 Suppl 3, p S28-S36

Using electroceutical treatment to reduce symptoms and improve healing in chronic wounds (PDF)

Ovens EM, Primary Health Care, Vol 27, No 6, July 2017, p 22-27

Getting it right for patients and budgets (PDF)

Ovens, L. Wounds UK, Vol 11, No 3, 2015, p 96-101

Mode of action of Accel-Heal

Accel-Heal delivers a microcurrent level of electrical stimulation, to kickstart the healing process that has become stalled in chronic wounds. This harnesses a basic principle of human physiology – that cells in human tissue, including cells in a patient’s wound bed, respond to these tiny changes in voltage. Studies exploring Accel-Heal’s mode of action are starting to uncover more about the impact of bioelectrical signalling on the healing process.

Published Accel-Heal MoA

Single-use Automated Microcurrent Electrical Stimulation Therapy Accelerates Re-epithelialization in an In-vitro Human Skin Wound Model (PDF)

Priscilla LK LIM, Yamini BALAKRISHNAN, Declan LUNNY, David LEAVESLEY, Carine BONNARD

Accel-Heal: a new therapy for chronic wounds (PDF)

Tadej et al 2010. Journal of Community Nursing 2010;4(5):16-20

Health Economic benefits of Accel-Heal

The Health Economic benefit of Accel-Heal has been reported in both formal and informal analyses.

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