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Keywords

Necrotizing fasciitis, Hyperbaric oxygenation therapy, Wound care

 

Authors

  1. Ruth-Sahd, Lisa RN, DEd, CEN, CCRN
  2. Gonzales, Mike RN

Abstract

Critical care nurses within acute care settings are responsible for providing healthcare to a wide variety of patients and, consequently, knowledge regarding how to care for a patient with acute necrotizing fasciitis is imperative. A case study is presented to evidence the need for a multidisciplinary approach. Necrotizing fasciitis is defined and treatment options are presented. Caring for this patient is very challenging and demands a multidisciplinary team to coordinate all aspects of care to promote better patient outcomes.