VACations in Kenya
Negative pressure wound therapy

The problem of hard-healing wounds affects populations of all ages. The causes for their occurrence are most often caused by injuries caused by transport accidents, burns, and complications caused by diseases such as diabetes or atherosclerosis. In this year’s edition, the main goal was to fight the pressure ulcers caused by a long hospitalization of lying patients. The section aims to introduce anti-bedsore mattresses that prevent their occurrence. Another assumption is the continuation of training in the field of vacuum therapy, which often turns out to be the only effective form of treatment, as well as education from the basics on the basic principles of asepsis and antisepsis in hospitals. In addition, we hope that we will be able to open a suitably equipped dressing room, thanks to which we will significantly improve the standards of wound management in the hospital.

The project was active in years 2017 and 2018.

Project coordinator

Katarzyna Lus

Project members

Michał Zając

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