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The use of negative pressure wound therapy on an open abdominal wound

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The use of negative pressure wound therapy on an open abdominal wound

Angela Clough
1 November 2012

Open abdominal wounds present a challenge to clinicians involved in the care of affected patients. The surgeon is faced with the decision of whether to close a wound or not, and the nursing staff must decide how to reduce the risk of the wound deteriorating. This case study looks at how a patient with an open abdominal wound was cared for under the guidance of the Tissue Viability Nursing Service within the author’s acute hospital.

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