I'm going to be floated for a while to a floor that has about 3 patients on Wound Vacs.
I have heard that some nurses are having trouble cutting the foam, they cut incorrectely and waste a package that costs over $100.00.
I would like advice, tips, on using the Vac, like how to cut the foam, do you measure or eye ball your cut?, how to place the tubing? etc. any advice at all, so I won't be wasting material or at least I will have some idea of what to do when I get to that floor.
Also I have been told that a few of the wounds have MRSA and that the doctor has ordered sterile technique with the wound vac. dressing change.
Does It seems odd to use sterile technique for MRSA wound?