Xeroform Petrolatum Dressing Instructions

Xeroform Petrolatum Dressing Instructions for wound care


First of all is the proper hand washing

It is important to clean your hands before changing Xeroform kendall gauze . You can use an alcohol-based cleaner like Purell can wash your hands by following these steps:

– Remove all jewelry from your hands.
– Wet your hands , putting them in warm water stream .
-Add soap ( antibacterial soap recommended ) wash your hands for 15 to 30 seconds. Also clean under fingernails .
– Rinse .
– Dry hands with a clean towel.
The doctor will tell you how often to change your dressing. Be prepared before starting to change :

Clean your hands before touching the dressing.

– verify you have on hand all the materials you will need.
– Have a clean work surface for all the equipment you will need .

instructions for removing the old dressing :

Remove the tape carefully.
Use a clean medical gloves ( non-sterile) Xeroform  gauze old to grip and remove.

Xeroform Petrolatum Dressing Instructions

Xeroform Petrolatum Dressing Instructions

If the dressing sticks to the wound, moisten with a little warm water and try again .
Put the old dressing in a plastic bag and discard .
Wash your hands again after removing the old dressing .

Xeroform Petrolatum Dressing Instructions for Wound Care

– You can use a gauze pad or a soft cloth to clean the skin around the wound :
– Use a normal saline solution (salt water ) or mild soapy water.
– Soak the gauze or cloth in the saline solution or soapy water and gently dab the wound and clean it.
– Try to remove all drainage and any dried blood or other matter that may have accumulated on the skin.
– Do not use skin cleansers , alcohol , peroxide, iodine, or soaps with antibacterial chemicals . These can damage the wound tissue and slow your healing .

The doctor may also ask you wet or wash the wound :

– Fill a syringe with salt water or soapy water , what the doctor recommends.
– Hold the syringe 1 to 6 inches ( 2-15 centimeters ) away from the wound, and spray hard enough into it to wash drainage and secretion.
– Use a dry , soft cloth to carefully pat the wound dry cloth .
– No any lotion , cream, or herbal remedies on or around your wound without asking your doctor first applies.

Putting on the New Dressing Petrolatum Xeroform

* Place the clean dressing over the wound and the doctor or nurse will tell mostraron.es carefully trying not to cause wound infection also can use a wet or dry dressing.

* Wash your hands when done.

* Throw all the old dressings and other used supplies in a waterproof plastic bag. Close it tightly , then fold it before putting it in the trash.

* Wash any dirty clothes dressing change separately from other laundry . Ask your doctor if you need to add bleach to the wash water .

* Use a dressing only once and never reused.

When to call the doctor

Call your doctor if :

Observe any of these changes around the wound :
more redness
more pain
The wound is larger or deeper
The wound looks dried out or dark

enlarges if redness around the wound :

Is increasing
Becomes thick , tan or yellow , or smells bad (pus )
Your temperature is above 100 ° F ( 37.8 ° C ) for more than four hours.


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