C Section Changing Wound Management Protocol

C Section Changing Wound Management Protocol

Wound Infections post Caesarian section are the focus of the enclosed article which discusses changes in work practices initiated as a result of increased infection rates in a British healthcare environment.  “Of some concern were the readmissions due to infection – leading to full or partial wound dehiscence – in caesarean section patients with a high body mass index (BMI), with an average of three patients readmitted per month. Women with BMI ≥35kg/m2 were noted to be the most likely to be readmitted.”

This article may provide food for thought in your workplace particularly regarding the use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy for identified high risk patients.

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