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Question #16

This dressing was removed from a patients wound at day 5 post laparotomy. There was a funny blue-green discoloration. It also has an offensive odour.

1: an enterocutaneous fistula could cause this appearanceTrueFalse
2: a pseudomonas gram negative wound infection could cause this appearanceTrueFalse
3: without significant systemic sepsis this process will often resolve with good wound care and observationTrueFalse
4: this can be prevented by careful preoperative skin antisepsis before incision even when colonic surgery is performed.TrueFalse