Abdominal Wound Dehiscence

by Cathy Parkes November 09, 2020

For abdominal wound dehiscence with evisceration (protruding internal organs): Place saline-soaked gauze over wound and protruding organs; Do NOT try and reinsert organs!; Notify provider and prepare the patient for possible surgery (NPO).

For abdominal wound dehiscence with evisceration (protruding internal organs):
  • Place saline-soaked gauze over wound and protruding organs.
  • Do NOT try and reinsert organs!
  • Notify provider and prepare the patient for possible surgery (NPO).


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