The Complex Abdominal Reconstruction (CARS) team at Regions Hospital will present Enteric Fistula Care: Looking Beneath the Surface to Be Successful at SAWC Spring on May 14th.
The team will provide the anatomical, surgical, and effluent management knowledge required to care for enteric fistula and complex ostomy patients. Understanding the anatomy and structures around a fistula or ostomy through imaging and other techniques is necessary for the fistula team to develop long-term medical and surgical repair plans. With this deeper understanding the wound care provider can develop appropriate effluent containment and wound healing strategies for the patient. This session will cover basic to advanced care of enteric fistulas, discuss why interpretation of imaging studies is important to the wound provider, and review anatomy of a fistula and surgical techniques that may be used.