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Surgical wounds

WOCN program

list impediments to surgical wound healing hematoma, seroma, infection, poor perfusion, cancer, extrinsic factors, presence of nonviable tissue, hyperglycemia, obesity
what type of retention sutures prevent wound dehiscence none
true or false: wound dehiscence can occur by postop day 5-8 true
true or false: healing ridge is a validate sign of collagen production in an acute wound false
what is the scoring tool for surgical wound evaluation ASEPSIS
what are the CDC criteria for diagnosing types of SSI's superficial, deep incisional, organ/space SSI
what type of dressing should the primary surgical dressing be? non-adherent, absorptive
explain ASEPSIS in relation to wound assessment parameters it's used for evaluating wound complications, A=abx, S=serous discharge; E=erythema; P=purulent discharge; S=separation of deep tissue;I=isolation of bacteria; S stay inpatient >14 days
what is the care for incisions clean dry, leave surgical dressing in place for 48-72 hrs, cleanse with NSS and cover with dry gauze after that
Created by: Beth Perry