A patient with a chronic wound needs to perform wet-to-dry dressing changes three times per day. Which of the following information would the nurse provide to the patient about applying the new dressing to the site when the patient performs the dressing change at home?

 

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- Look for drainage that has changed in color or appearance

- Wear a pair of sterile gloves when removing the old dressing

- Rinse the wound with water and apply alcohol to the site

- Change gloves after applying the new dressing

Rationale

A patient with a chronic wound may need to perform wound care measures at home, including dressing changes. The nurse should teach the client about how to change the dressing by walking him through the steps and discussing the information. In this example, the nurse should remind the patient to check the drainage from the wound to determine if it has changed in color or appearance.

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