Wound Vac Therapy

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Therapy Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz is designed to test your knowledge of applying and managing a Wound VAC dressing in your clinical setting.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Select the patient who's wound qualifies for wound vac therapy.
    • A. 

      A patient with a stage I pressure wound.

    • B. 

      A patient with superficial 1st degree burns

    • C. 

      A patient with a dehisced abdominal wound.

    • D. 

      A patient with a wound where the intestines are clearly visible.

  • 2. 
    Which items are necessary for a Wound VAC dressing change?
    • A. 

      Syringe for irrigation

    • B. 

      Wound Vac dressing kit

    • C. 

      Measuring card

    • D. 

      Scissors

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    If I you turn on the VAC machine and the sponge is not compressing properly, you should turn the mmHg of suction up.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    A nurse can apply a wound vac to any patient with an appropriate wound without a physicians order.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    A patient is due for a wound VAC dressing change. You have checked the physicians orders and see that therapy is to continue. The next thing the nurse should do is?
    • A. 

      Start the procedure to get it done as quickly as possible.

    • B. 

      Inform the patient that you will be changing the dressing soon and premedicate with ordered pain medicine.

    • C. 

      Wait for the next shift to do it.

    • D. 

      Let the nursing assistant know that the dressing will need changed when she has time.