Abdominal Wound Dehiscence

by Cathy Parkes September 01, 2021 Updated: December 29, 2021

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 to reinsert organs!
  • Notify provider and prepare the patient for possible surgery (NPO).


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