Fistula Teaching 1752

Instructed patient about external fistulas cause discharge through the skin. They are accompanied by other symptoms, including: abdominal pain, painful bowel obstruction, fever, elevated white blood cell count. Prevent skin maceration and breakdown from corrosive effluent and wound infection. Patient comfort, accurate measurement of effluents, patient mobility protect skin from damage from effluent, containment of effluent, odor control.