Novel techniques using negative pressure wound therapy for the management of wounds with enterocutaneous fistulas in a long-term acute care facility

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)481-488
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing
Volume40
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2013

Keywords

  • Enterocutaneous fistulas
  • Negative pressure wound therapy
  • V.A.C. Therapy
  • Wound healing
  • Wounds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medical–Surgical
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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