So What’s Eating You? Necrotizing Fasciitis!

This presentation focuses on the pathophysiology, assessment and diagnosis of  Necrotizing Fasciitis. Utilizing real-life case studies, surgical, medical and nursing care management of patients experiencing this life-threatening condition is highlighted. [60 or 75 minutes]

Key Content

  • Invasive Group A Streptococcus (GAS):  Epidemiology / Prognosis / Mortality
  • Necrotizing Fasciitis: Pathophysiology, Classifications / Clinical “staging" / Risk factors /  Diagnosis
  • Case Study: “Scissor Boy”
  • Priorities in Management:
    Operative Concerns, Debridement, Post-Op (hemodynamic stability, IV fluids, IVIG, antibiotic therapy), Negative Pressure Wound Therapy, Skin Grafting
  • Rehabilitation Issues: Psychosocial