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Accel-Heal

Electrical stimulation wound therapy

Accel-Heal® is an electrical stimulation device that provides targeted therapy for hard-to-heal and painful wounds, including leg ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers and pressure ulcers.

It delivers an automatic, pulsed electrical stimulation during the 12-day treatment programme. The pulses are below the threshold for sensory stimulation which means that patients should not typically feel them yet they are strong enough to trigger the cellular responses needed to begin the healing process.

FEATURES

Product Benefits

A pocket-sized device, Accel-Heal is discreet and does not hinder the patient’s mobility. The device is easily changed every 48-hours with no need to disrupt wound dressings and no need to  replace the electrodes on the skin.  The therapy can, therefore, be managed by the patient themselves or their carer in the comfort of their own home.

Product features
  • Wearable with each unit measuring 7cm x 4cm x 2cm and can be placed underneath dressings and bandages
  • Painless and comfortable to sleep on whilst in use
  • Used alongside standard dressing without the need to change treatment plan
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  • Promotes and stimulates healing
  • Easy to use
  • Helps reduce pain
  • Helps reduce oedema
  • Helps reduce exudate

SHOW REFERENCES

  1. Guest, J.F. et al. (2015) Clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness of an externally applied electroceutical device in managing venous leg ulcers in clinical practice in the UK. Journal of Wound Care, 24(12).
  2. Ovens, L. (2015) Getting it right for patients and budgets. Wounds UK, 11(3): 96-101.
  3. Ovens, L. (2014) Electroceutical therapy to manage complex leg ulcers: a case series of three patients. Wounds UK, 10(2): 78-83.
  4. Greaves, T. (2014) Improving patient quality of life with innovative electroceutical technology: a case series. Wounds UK, 10(4).
  5. Griffin, J. (2013) Improving outcomes through innovation: An evaluation of Accel-Heal in chronic wounds. Wounds UK, 9(4).

Cost Effective

The cost effectiveness of using Accel-Heal in clinical practice was evaluated in a recent prospective, non-blinded study of 30 venous leg ulcers (28 patients with 1 VLU and 1 patient with 2 VLUs).

In the study, for the population of ulcers that healed:

  • Total costs post application of Accel-Heal were 35% lower than costs prior to the application of Accel-Heal
  • Consequently, treating ulcers at the optimum point in a care pathway would result in an annual saving of at least 35%
  • For the population of 30 ulcers as a whole, nurse visits were down 34% and the number of dressings was down 26%
  • All patients demonstrated either complete healing or a reduction in wound size
  • Full details of the study can be accessed here

Clinical Evidence

The clinical effectiveness of Accel-Heal has been evaluated in a number of clinical settings and supported by patient case studies. The results have consistently demonstrated the following benefits:

  • Promotes and stimulates healing
  • Helps reduce pain
  • Helps reduce exudate
  • Helps reduce oedema
  • Improved quality of life

Key clinicals

Click on the image below to view the Accel-Heal electrical stimulation Made Easy

Author

Title

Publication

Link

Ovens, L.

Improving clinical outcomes and reducing the cost of venous leg ulcers (VLUs) using an externally applied electroceutical therapy in a community trust

Wounds UK, 2018, poster

Turner, N. & Ovens L.

Clinical outcome results and quality of life improvements using electroceutical treatment* – patient perspectives

EWMA, 2018, poster

Turner, N. & Ovens L.

Right Care, Right Time:- An evaluation using an electroceutical treatment* to determine the clinical outcomes in a large NHS Trust

Wounds UK, 2017, poster

Turner, N. & Ovens L.

The results of a clinical evaluation of Accel-Heal® electroceutical treatment in a large NHS Trust

Wounds UK, 2017, 13(4)

Greaves, T.

Improving patient quality of life with innovative electroceutical technology: a case series

Wounds UK, 2014, 10(4)

Greaves, T.

Improving patient quality of life with innovative electroceutical technology

Wounds UK, 2014, poster

Griffin, J.

Improving patient outcomes through innovation

Wounds UK, 2013, poster

Guest, J. F., Ayoub, N.  and  Greaves, T.

Clinical outcomes and cost effectiveness of an externally applied electroceutical device in managing venous leg ulcers in clinical practice in the UK

Journal of Wound Care, 2015, 24(12)

Louison, P.

Management of recurrent venous leg ulcer with electroceutical therapy to improve pain, expedite healing and reduce risk of recurrence

EWMA, 2015, poster

Ovens, L.

Electroceutical therapy to manage complex leg ulcers: a case series of three patients

Wounds UK, 2014, 10(2)


Applying Accel-Heal*

Click on the image below to view the application guide

1. Clean the skin surrounding the wound with the alcohol wipes included in the pack and attach the electrodes to either side of the wound or dressing area on healthy skin

2. Press and hold the button for 2 seconds to activate the device

3. Flashing green light indicates activation

4. Connect the pads to the Accel-Heal device

5. Dress the wound with a standard wound dressing, tuck the unit unto the external bandaging and leave to work for 48 hours

*Click here to read the full instructions for use.


Ordering Details

Item Size Product code PIP code NHS code
1 x Accel-Heal® treatment (6 x 48 hour units) 7cm x 4cm x 2cm K560-6 373-0942 ELZ752
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