Long questions with simple answers:

Question: Is a fresh colostomy (4 days post op) considered a surgical wound on the OASIS? If yes, how long can it be considered a surgical wound? Ostomies are not included under surgical wounds, but does that apply to a new colostomy?

Also, when is a surgical wound healing by primary intention considered fully granulated? Approximately 4 weeks (post op)? Once fully granulated, it must do so for 30 days before it can be considered newly epithelialized?

Lisa says: An ostomy is NEVER considered a surgical wound in OASIS.

A surgical wound healing by primary intention can only marked ‘not healing’ or ‘newly epithelialized’  The wound is considered ‘newly epithelialized’ from the moment the skin grows over (epithelialized) until 30 days have passed without complications.

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