Frequently Asked Questions
The WoundVision Scout is a combination visual and infrared imaging solution with an intuitive and easy to use software application that measures and records wound size and pathophysiological anomalies of the skin and body surface.
The Scout handheld device is non-patient contacting and non-radiating and has been used in dozens of facilities over the last seven years as a part of clinical trials and beta tests with no adverse events. The Scout was cleared by the Food & Drug Administration in December of 2013 (K131596).
The Scout is extremely pertinent in today’s healthcare provider market given the focus of healthcare regulators on rigorous documentation and increased scrutiny by the CMS on reimbursement related to wound care. For example, if a patient admits into a hospital and presents with no visible wounds but later develops a pressure ulcer, the hospital has to absorb the cost of that treatment even if the pressure ulcer was unavoidable. The Scout gives providers an extra set of eyes to measure and document the unseen parities and disparities of metabolic activity, blood flow and perfusion enabling them to identify wounds before they present visually aiding the facility in receiving proper reimbursement for wounds when possible. This is just one of a number of examples that are driving facilities toward adopting WoundVision.
Capturing images with the Scout is intended for any qualified healthcare personnel who are trained in the use of the device. It is recommended that the analysis of any images captured by the Scout be done by healthcare professionals with a knowledge of wound care that are in trained in the use of the device.
The Scout is intended to be used in clinical, hospital, acute and sub-acute care settings, long term care, surgery, health care practitioner facilities, home healthcare, or in any environment where health care is provided by a qualified health care professional.
WoundVision offers providers flexibility based on a number of factors including facility size, product options, and usage. All components and features of the Scout can be provided to end-users based upon a monthly subscription fee with no up-front capital expenditures.