Health Care Guide

by: Lammy 😏

Wound care

Immediate Care:

-Use Universal Precautions:All wounds should be treated as though they have been contaminated with bloodborne pathogens

-First step should ALWAYS be to put on gloves!

-To minimize infection clean wound with copious amounts of soap, water


-Sterile dressing

-Antibacterial Ointments are effective in limiting bacterial growth and preventing wound from sticking to dressing

Are Sutures(Stiches) Necessary?

-Deep lacerations, incisions and occasionally punctures

-May be needed if the wound edges cannot be easily pushed back together

-Decision should be made by a physician

-Sutures should be used within 12 hours

-Can use steri-strips if stitches are not require

Types of wounds


-Skin scraped against rough surface

-Top layer of skin wears away

-Often exposed to dirt and foreign materials= increases risk for infection

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-Sharp or pointed object tears tissues-results in wound with jagged edges
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-Wound with smooth edges
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Puncture Wound

-Can easily occur during activity but could be fatal

-Could introduce tetatnus bacillus to bloodstream

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Avulsion Wound

-Skin is torn from body= major bleeding

-Place avulsed tissue in moist gauze(saline), plastic bag and immerse in cold water

-Take to hospital for reattachment

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Wound Infection

5 Signs





5.Disordered function