Instructed in proper handwashing before and after wound care or touching wound site to prevent spread of infection.
Instructed in proper disposal of soiled dressing materials in biohazardous waste container provided.
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.
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.
Instructed in overall dressing change technique, and observed SN during wound care.
Instructed in wound care per MD order using aseptics technique.
Instructed in refusal to observe wound care or participate with care if they feel unable/uncomfortable with this procedure.
Instructed to keep dressing clean and dry to prevent growth of bacteria.
Instructed to contact physician inmediately if uncontrolled bleeding or excruciating pain occurs at wound site.
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.