Precision Of Surgical Incision Care

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Precision in Surgical Incisions Care Nick Labord St. Lawrence College Nursing Science II Prof. Sara Craig Monday, February, 09, 2015 Precision in Surgical Incisions Care Introduction Primary intension, Secondary intention and tertiary can all be types of post-surgical wounds. Primary intention is when a surgical incision is made and wound is approximated neatly using sutures, staples or surgical glue. Primary intention surgical wounds usually are expected to heal quickly with little or no complications. Secondary intention surgical wound is usually the result of missing tissue, when a primary surgical wound becomes infected and partially or fully dehiscence or a wound is purposely left open after surgery to heal by connective tissue repair. Tertiary intention surgical wounds are wounds that are purposely left open post-surgery with the intention to return for a surgical closure. (See Apendeices A) is a visual chart of primary secondary and tertiary wounds. Sometimes drainage devices are used in surgical wound care for drainage and to improve healing process. Pen rose is the simplest and works on gravity rather than suction. This is placed in the wound and gradually pulled out as the wound heals from the inside out. You can also use a low suction device such as Jackson-Pratt and a Hemo-Vac (Potter & P., 2014). Negative pressure treatment can also be used to aide in the quick repair of all surgical wounds Stannard, J. P., Gabriel, A., & Lehner, B. (2012). With proper
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