Find useful tips for living with your RENASYS* therapy system in the home.
To avoid water coming into contact with electricity, you must disconnect the dressing from the therapy device before showering or washing. Once the dressing tubing is disconnected, immediately cap the ends to the dressing tubing and canister tubing. Place the disconnected device in a dry location, away from the water in the washroom.
The transparent film on top of the dressing is water resistant. You may shower or wash with dressings in place, as long as you take care not to soak them with water. Washing around the dressed wound site, but not over the dressing, is the best way to ensure that the dressing stays in place.
You will need to reconnect to the therapy device as soon as you have finished showering or washing. Be sure to uncap both the dressing and canister end of the tubing before connecting the two ends.
If your healthcare professional has approved for you to move around, your RENASYS* device is mobile and will move around with you! When fully charged, the RENASYS* GO has a 20 hour battery life, and the RENASYS* EZ Plus has a 40 hr battery life, enabling you do go about daily activities without fear of the battery completely depleting.
When going about household activities with the RENASYS* GO, the easiest way to take your therapy with you is through use of the RENASYS* GO carrying bag and strap. The strap can be adjusted to the desired length.