Your Doctor or Nurse has chosen to prescribe NATROX® Oxygen Wound Therapy to assist in healing your wound. Whilst we hope this website provides useful and practical information, please remember your clinical team should be your first point of contact for information regarding your wound care.
If you have any product specific questions that are not covered within the website our contact details are:
Tel: +44 (0)1223 661830
What is NATROX®?
NATROX® is a small portable device about the size of a mobile phone. Its function is to produce concentrated oxygen from the surrounding air, and pass this down a thin flexible tube and pass this down through the ODS so it can be diffused evenly across the wound bed.
1 – The NATROX® Battery
2 batteries supplied, one is fitted to the NATROX® device whilst the other is left on continuous charge.
2 – The NATROX® Oxygen Generator (OG)
No ON/OFF switch; activation occurs when a fully charged battery is fitted. Flashing green light indicates oxygen is flowing.
3 – The NATROX® Oxygen Delivery System (ODS)
Sterile, single use oxygen delivery system. Connects to the OG providing oxygen directly to the wound bed
Why is oxygen important?
Many clinicians have studied the effects of oxygen and its importance role in wound healing. The research shows that without the correct levels of oxygen in the tissues, it is very difficult for wounds to heal. The tissues get oxygen from two main sources; firstly from the blood supplied via a network of small blood vessels called capillaries, and secondly, the wound can get some oxygen from the atmosphere.
How does NATROX® work?
NATROX® extracts oxygen from the air, and ‘delivers’ it through a thin flexible tube to the unique Oxygen Delivery System (ODS) which is in direct contact with the wound surface. This continuous supply of oxygen ensures an oxygen rich environment around the wound area. NATROX® is silent with no sensation of movement while providing a continuous flow of ‘pure’ humidified oxygen.