fungating facial wound - page 2

I have a pt with a large, deep fungating wound which basically encompasses the entire right side of her face (eye swollen shut for months now). There is an area of tunneling which extends from... Read More

  1. Visit  NC29mom profile page
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    I did look into the Mepiel drsg..... I was just unsure if it would work....I will order and try....

    I try to work as fast as possible but I end up stopping numerous times bc pt raises her hand. Today, I incorporated the hurricane spray. I sprayed the bottom layer of the packing in hopes it would numb for removal.....didn't see a real difference. ..

    My pt has told me several times in the past, she feels god is punishing her for her sins, and this is why she suffers...breaks my heart.

    I am going next week to get my wcei wound certification. ...hopefully I will learn something which will help her...
    Thanks everybody!
  2. Visit  tewdles profile page
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    We use lidocaine topically on painful wounds sometimes...or perhaps a topical morphine to the wound edges?

    Who doesn't hate painful wounds in a hospice patient! So unfair it seems...
  3. Visit  SaoirseRN profile page
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    Quote from NC29mom
    I did look into the Mepiel drsg..... I was just unsure if it would work....I will order and try....
    !
    I actually had a patient with a fungating facial tumor similar to what you described except it didn't require packing. However it had numerous "bleeders" whenever the dressings came off and I did use the mepitel. It did help keep some of the places from sticking. I hope it helps your patient.
    tewdles likes this.


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