Atlas of Critical Care Procedures

Find excellent guidance on the Local Management of Enteroatmospheric Fistulae in Chapter 34 of the Atlas of Critical Care Procedures, Editors: Demetrios Demetriades, Kenji Inaba, and Philip D. Lumb.

This atlas is a standard reference for surgeons, critical care physicians, nurses and all critical care professionals who manage enteric fistulas and complex wounds.


Download the free CeDAR app to facilitate conversations with patients about their fistula repair surgery risk profile.  Users simply answer eight questions about themselves, including height and weight. A percentage chance of developing specific postoperative complications requiring treatment is calculated, along with the corresponding cost of this treatment. These results can then be used to discuss a patient’s risk for wound problems after surgery and what changes they can make to improve the odds for a good result.

Collapsible Enteroatmospheric Fistula Isolation Device: A Novel, Simple Solution to a Complex Problem

Fistula Dressing Change Checklist

This downloadable Pre-Dressing Application/Change Checklist can be a helpful reference when creating your protocol.

Fistula Funnel to Protect Perineal Wounds Instead of a Diverting Loop

This downloadable diagram illustrates a new technique to allow clinicians to manage burns and wounds to the perineum and avoid surgical diversion of the fecal stream with an ileostomy or colostomy. Using the Fistula Funnel with a fecal management system for anal isolation mitigates fecal contamination and may improve outcomes for split thickness skin grafts.

Patient's Guide to Managing a Short Bowel

Request a complimentary copy of A Patient's Guide to Managing a Short Bowel by Carol Rees Parrish, MS, RD.

Enteric fistula patients frequently suffer from chronic malabsorption  due to Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS).  Carol's book is the seminal guide for managing SBS so that fistula patients get proper nutritional support.

thumbroll App

Download the free thumbroll app and go to the The Enteroatmospheric Fistula Wound Management module in the General Surgery section for detailed, photo, step-by-step instructions using the Wound Crown.

thumbroll is like a visual checklist. Content is broken down to the component steps, allowing you to just see what is necessary to learn the material.  Roll through content at your pace and see each step of the process.