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Management and treatment options for patients with open abdomen

Management and treatment options for patients with open abdomen

Management and treatment options for patients with open abdomen

Kurinchi Gurusamy and Brian Davidson
Kurinchi Gurusamy and Brian Davidson
on behalf of RCNI

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Launch date: 02 Oct 2018
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Last updated: 29 Mar 2019

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Description

Abdominal sepsis and trauma are the main indications for open abdomen. However, there is no robust evidence that open abdomen is better than closed in these cases. When using open abdomen, treatment goals are to control the source of infection, protect the bowel from damage, minimise adhesions between the bowel and abdominal wall, facilitate nursing care and allow permanent closure of the wound by bringing the fascial edges closer. Several temporary abdominal closure techniques exist, but are associated with high mortality and morbidity rates. There is no evidence that any specific temporary abdominal closure technique is better than others; however, negative pressure wound therapy appears to be a popular method of management of open abdomen.

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The aim of this module is to provide up-to-date information on managing patients with open abdomen and enable informed, effective nursing care.

On completion of this course you will be able to:
Discuss indications for open abdomen and management.
Kurinchi Gurusamy and Brian Davidson

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Kurinchi Gurusamy and Brian Davidson
on behalf of RCNI

Kurinchi Gurusamy, Reader, Surgery, University College London Medical School, London, England.
Brian Davidson, Professor, Surgery, University College London Medical School, London, England.

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  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 0.50 Hours

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