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Wound care and dressings

Wound care and dressings

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Wound care and dressings

  1. 1. Rabab alqabouli
  2. 2.  Wound dressings are designed to keep the wound clean and free from contamination and also to promote wound healing, particularly in chronic wounds where there may be significant tissue loss. Objectives
  3. 3.  covered evaluating a wound to decide if you need to seek emergency treatment for stitches. However, that's only part of caring for an open wound; you also must properly clean the wound and get to a medical facility within a certain timeframe
  4. 4.  Once bleeding has been controlled, the open wound should be cleaned with mild soap and water
  5. 5.  Keeping a wound clean is as important as cleaning it the first time. If it seems a wound has become contaminated or dirty after it was been cleaned and dressed, remove the dressing and clean it agai
  6. 6.  Cleaning an open wound can sometimes cause bleeding to return.
  7. 7.  Don't dress a wound without first cleaning it as well as possible. Do not dress a wound with visible contamination. If you can't get it clean, leave it open and seek medical attention.
  8. 8.  Once the wound is clean and not bleeding, dab a bit of antiseptic ointment on it to keep out the germs. Cover the wound lightly with an adhesive dressing.
  9. 9. THE END

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