Wound Care

Wound Care Teaching 151

Instructed in proper handwashing before and after wound care or touching wound site to prevent spread of infection.

Wound Care Teaching 152

Instructed in proper disposal of soiled dressing materials in biohazardous waste container provided.

Wound Care Teaching 153

Instructed in materials used in wound care. However, even with proper treatment, a wound infection may occur. Check the wound daily for signs of infection like increased drainage or bleeding from the wound that won’t stop with direct pressure, redness in or around the wound, foul odor or pus coming from the wound, increased swelling around the wound and ever above 101.0°F or shaking chills.

Wound Care Teaching 154

Instructed in S/S of complications which require need for medical intervention, including redness, increase or change in drainage, heat at the wound site, fever, bleedind or increased pain.

Wound Care Teaching 155

Instructed in overall dressing change technique, and observed SN during wound care.

Wound Care Teaching 156

Instructed in wound care per MD order using aseptics technique.

Wound Care Teaching 157

Instructed in refusal to observe wound care or participate with care if they feel unable/uncomfortable with this procedure.

Wound Care Teaching 158

Instructed to keep dressing clean and dry to prevent growth of bacteria.

Wound Care Teaching 22

Instructed to contact physician inmediately if uncontrolled bleeding or excruciating pain occurs at wound site.

Wound Care Teaching 23

Instructed in wound care as ordered by MD such as proper storage of dressing supplies, proper handwashing technique and removal of dressing, proper storage of dressing supplies, cleansing of wound as specifically ordered by MD, proper application of ointments, powders, solutions, etc, if ordered by MD, proper application of specific dressing change if ordered by MD, return demonstration of complete dressing change technique; more than one teaching may be needed.