◆Setting the suction level is a decision that the health care provider must make based on an individual assessment if the particular wound.
◆These general guidelines should be adhered to:
i. 40mm-80 mm Hg is the recommended therapeutic pressure range.
ii. Lower levels of suction are generally effective and more tolerable.
iii. The suction level should never be painful. If the patient reports discomfort with the suction level, it should be reduced.
◆Vacuum may be adjusted by turning the pressure clock wisely or anti-clock wisely on the control panel. The pump will maintain the preset vacuum level without stopping until paused or switched off.