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Hydrocolloids and semipermeable film dressings growth

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- hydrocolloids and semipermeable film dressings - growth factor dressings - may directly provide a growth factor or stimulate growth substances w/in the wound - pt education is crucial - stimulated healing - skin grafts - hyperbaric - adjunct tx in diabetics w/no signs of wound healing after 30 days of standard wound tx - 90-120 min once daily for 30-90 sessions - adveres are middle ear barotrauma and confinement anxiety - negative pressure wound therapy - wound VAC Cellulitis - most common infectious cause of limb swelling - can be isolated event or series of recurrent events - caused by bacterial invasion of subq tissue 13
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- thrombophlebitis or chronic venous insufficiency can also cause this - s/s - acute onset - swelling, localized redness and pain - fever, chills, sweating - tender/enlarged lymph nodes Medical Management - culture and sensitivity to identify organism - administer abx and pain meds - mild can be treated outpatient w/PO abx - severe will be inpatient w/IV abx - elevate the affected extremity - apply warm moist packs - reinforce foot/skin care teaching to PVD patients 14
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  • Fall '17
  • Nursing, Venous insufficiency, chronic venous insufficiency

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