Surgical wound care - open

Surgical incision care; Open wound care


Steps for proper handwashing include: 1. Take off any jewelry. 2. Wet your hands with clean water. 3. Apply soap and lather your hands by rubbing them together for at least 20 seconds. 4. Make sure you also lather the back of the hands, between the fingers, the thumb, and under the nails. Rinse well. 5. Dry with a clean towel or air dry. Proper handwashing is the best way to avoid spreading germs to help prevent infection.

What to Expect at Home

Proper Handwashing

Removing the Old Dressing

Caring for the Wound

Putting on the New Dressing

When to Call the Doctor