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grafts & flaps

WOCN program

True or false- Skin grafts are usually recommended in management of pressure ulcers False
What is the difference between a skin graft and a flap? Graft is only skin- either full or partial thickness. Flap involves subcutaneous tissues
Describe a musculocutaneous flap and give an example of a pressure ulcer that would be appropriate for this procedure Contains skin, subcutaneous tissue and muscle, used for stageIV sacral, ischial or trochanter PU's
What support surface is the postop flap surgery pt placed on and for how long Either low air loss or high air loss, for at least 10 days
What is/are common cause(s) for skin graft failure Failure to adequately immobilize the graft and infection
What adjunct therapy is used to promote skin graft adherence NPWT (for 72 hrs)
Created by: Beth Perry