ECF Best Practices


These recommendations are a comprehensive resource summarizing the current literature that supports the care of the person with an enterocutaneous fistula (ECF). They are the result of the decision of the Canadian Association for Enterostomal Therapy (CAET) to provide an open source guide to clinicians in the care of the person with ECF.

It is intended as a tool for nurses to assist in decision making and priority setting when developing individualized care plans. It is not intended to be a clinical practice guideline but, like its progenitor the CAW Best Practice Recommendations for Wound Care,”it is a distillation of existing research, expert opinions and case studies” intended to endable clinicians to determine their clinical practice based on the best available evidence.

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