Surgical Dressing Wound Care Nursing management

Surgical Dressing (wound) Definition, Purposes of Surgical Dressing, General rules for applying Surgical Dressing Signs and symptoms of affected circulation Signs and symptoms, Surgical Dressing Procedure, Instruments, Surgical Dressing Material Video Tutorial, all information about Surgical Dressing, mentioned Below.

SURGICAL DRESSING DEFINITION

 A sterile protective covering applied to an area with an aseptic technique, with or without medications

Surgical Dressing Purpose:-

• To cleanliness and comfort,
• To the wound Promote wound healing,
• To apply pressure promote homeostasis,
• To prevent further injury,
• To prevent further infection,
• To absorbs secretions,
• To provide cosmetic effect,
• To prevent deformities and loss of function,
• To apply medications for wound healing,
• To prevent cross infections,
• To restore the functions of the part,

Surgical Dressing General Instructions:-

• Check for doctor orders,
• Identify patient with Name, age, bed no, confirm the correct patient,
• Dressing should be done after bed making and unit cleaning never does dress when air is dusty from sweeping, bed making, or in a dust storm.
• Wash hand s before starting procedure,
• If several dressings are done in sequence, the hand wash should be done after each procedure,
• Be economical: do not waste dressing and medications etc…
• If dressing sticks to wounds moisten with sterile normal saline solution or hydrogen peroxide

,• Don,t Move fracture Limb Unnecessary,

Surgical Dressing Material and Equipment:-

A sterile tray containing:-
• Sterile dressing sets,
• Cotton swabs 6,
• Dressing gauze 6,
• Gauze pad 6,
• Dissecting forceps 3 pairs,
• Bowls 2,
• Sterile suture removal scissors 1 pair,
• Sterile suture scissors packs 2,
• Vaseline gauze,

Sterile Dressing Instrument Tray Containing:-
• Haemostat (pair of artery forceps),
• Thumb forceps,
• Probe,
• Transfer forceps,
• Safety pins,
• Two pairs of sterile gloves,
• Trolley or medicine container,
• Alcohol,
• Hydrogen peroxide,
• Ointment,
• Mercurochrome,
• Betadine-povidone,
• Gentian violet,
• Savlon,
• Dettol,
• Eusol,
• Normal saline,
• Adhesive plaster,
Bandages different sizes,
• Mackintosh and treatment towel,
• Kidney tray and paper bag,

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Surgical Dressing Procedure Nursing Assessment

• Explain procedure to the patient in simple terms what is being done,
• Screen the patient,
• Arrange the articles on the bedside trolley,
• Expose only the site to be dressed,
• Place kidney tray and paper bag near to the patient,
• Protect bed linen with mackintosh and towel,
• Remove the outer dressing with hand and discard it in a paper bag,
• Wash hands dry them,
• Open the dressing set,
• Arrange equipment conveniently,
• Remove the inner layer of dressing with one forceps and discard dressing in into The paper bag,
• And forceps into the disinfectant,
• Moisten the swabs with normal saline
• Clean the around with normal saline,
• Wipe with dry cotton swabs and clean with spirit,
• Take the required medicine with a sterile spatula and
• Spread it in a thin layer over a gauze piece and cover the wound,
• Apply sterile dressing and apply bandage securely with the use of adhesive plaster,
• Discard the used instruments into the disinfectant solution
• Remove mackintosh and towel and place it on the lower shelf of the trolley,
• Discard soiled dressings and swabs,
• Wash hands,
• Make patient comfortable, dressing
• Take the trolley to the washroom clean and replace the articles for next use,
For More Information About Sterile Surgical Wound care Techniques:-

Video tutorial for Surgical Dressing Click Here

Sterile Surgical Dressing  Procedure video 

Record the Sterile Wound Dressing procedure:-
• Time,
• Date,
• Medication and treatment,
• Nurses notes,
• Sign.

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