How To Properly Clean A Simple Wound

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How To Properly Clean A Simple Wound

  1. 1. How to Effectively Clean Wounds • This guide is for wounds that are not bleeding and do not involve tissues deeper than the skin. • Tips on How to Clean a Simple Wound
  2. 2. To cleanse a wound, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. Use a mild soap. This is the correct way.
  3. 3. Never touch a wound with dirty hands it is important to prevent infection. Is this way correct?
  4. 4. Wash around the wound to remove bacteria and other pieces of objects and dirt that may be inside the effected area that could cause infection.
  5. 5. Rinse the wound thoroughly by flushing with clean water, preferably running tap water, but if not possible use the water you have.
  6. 6. Does this water look clean? Is this correct?
  7. 7. Blot the wound dry with a sterile gauze pad or a clean cloth you should try to use a white cloth or towel.
  8. 8. Is this Correct? Never use a cloth that is dirty or a cloth that has come out of a dirty hamper.
  9. 9. Apply a dry sterile bandage or clean dressing and secure it firmly in place making sure you cover the whole area, the bandages and dressing should be changed everyday before you reapply the bandages, clean the wound with mild soap and water first pat dry then apply new bandages
  10. 10. Is this correct? Never let your wound touch anything unclean.
  11. 11. You should see a Physician right away if the wound gets infected, if not it should heal on it’s own.

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