Post-Acute Care

Session 17: Surviving a Fistula: The Reality for the Patient and Care Providers

Saturday, November 3
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Forum 1-4

The physical and emotional trauma that some patients experience when a fistula develops is life changing. The leakage, odor and skin destruction, and the depression can lead to physical and emotional pain that is unbearable. Caregivers suffer as well in terms of frustration with management problems, inability to “make it better” for the patient with the condition. This session will demonstrate pouching techniques using negative pressure wound therapy to contain the drainage, skin management to reduce the discomfort, and pouching tips for keeping the patient clean, dry, and comfortable during this trying time.

Evonne M. Fowler, RN,MN,CNS,CWN

Retired
SAWC Founder

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Mary Anne Obst, CWON CCRN

Complex Abdomen Specialist
Regions Hospital

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