Cutting VAC foam - page 2

I am terrible at eyeballing when it comes to cutting black foam for a wound VAC! I have never tried making a template or anything but I might next time! My question is: What do you do if you cut the... Read More

  1. Visit  jrivers profile page
    Thank you for the info. Wasn't familiar with that!
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  3. Visit  jrivers profile page
    No, but that's a good thing to remember. Thank you!
  4. Visit  afjgnp profile page
    We have suture kits in the clinic I work at and I use the sterile sissors to cut with. Remember when you cut to brush of the sponge( not over the pt) so there are not pieces of sponge that you are leaving in the pt.
  5. Visit  americanTrain profile page
    The first vacc foam fitting is the hardest for me, I measure the L,W,D of the wound bed and calculate in my head about how much I will need, I like to use a separate piece if needed the first time. But I always write down on my cheat sheet the length of foam that I used so that next time the change is a breeze. As the wound bed contracts and gets smaller, so does my piece of foam.

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