Faster, easier wound-cleaning with continuous spray control
Inspired by their frustrations of repeatedly plunging a syringe into a sterile solution to spray a wound, emergency room personnel at UNMC found a way to save time and energy with a new irrigation system called “Wadwand.”
Wound cleaning is an art where the doctor or nurse must pour the sterile saline solution into a basin, load the solution into a syringe, and spray the liquid from the syringe with the same force and consistency each time.
This method produces inconsistent amounts of pressure, particularly for deep wounds, which require much greater amounts of saline pressure.
The Wadwand uses a standard sterile solution bottle fitted with a specialized cap that hooks up to a uniquely designed irrigation wand. Providers are then able to initiate the flow of the saline solution and adjust the fluid pressure with the press of a finger.
The inventors have also developed a portable version that allows the user to clean wounds outside a healthcare facility.
UNeMed is seeking a partner to complete preclinical testing and help place a Wadwand irrigation system in ERs across the nation.
To discuss sponsored research and licensing opportunities contact Tyler Scherr, Ph.D., at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-559-2140.