Dealing with Degloving Injuries

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Category: Nurses Club
Published on: 10.09.2015


Alison Moores BVSc(Hons) CertSAS DipECVS MRCVS
RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (Soft Tissue), European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

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About The Webinar

Degloving injuries may occur in dogs and cats during road traffic accidents and can be associated with significant losses of soft tissue, including skin, muscle, nerves and tendons. Fractures and loss of bone can occur. Large areas of skin can also be lost after snake bites, dog bites, bandage injuries and other traumatic incidents. Dehiscence of surgical wounds, especially after tumour excision, can result in large defects. This lecture will use clinical cases to describe the management of wounds from first presentation until healthy granulation tissue has formed (ready for grafting/flap placement) or until wounds heal by second intention. Wounds will be lavaged and wound debridement techniques used to remove necrotic material. Different dressing and bandaging materials will be used depending upon the individual wound type. Nutritional care and nursing techniques to avoid complications will be discussed. By the end of the webinar, nurses should understand decision-making processes undertaken during the healing process.

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