Patient status and wound condition are important factors to consider when developing an appropriate wound management plan. Comorbid conditions such as diabetes mellitus, obesity, and peripheral vascular disease affect wound healing, as do complications, such as fistulas and infections. This article describes 3 novel techniques, using negative pressure wound therapy with reticulated open-cell foam for managing patients with wounds containing an enterocutaneous fistula.
- Enterocutaneous fistulas
- Negative pressure wound therapy
- V.A.C. Therapy
- Wound healing
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Advanced and Specialized Nursing