Wound Care Instructions
by Lori A. Spies, FNP

  • Keep area clean and dry.
  • Return for fever greater than 101, increased pain, redness or swelling.
  • Change outside dressing as often as needed to keep clean.
  • Change packing once daily using technique demonstrated (or described).
  • Do not soak in water. Avoid getting wet while bathing.
  • Take medication as prescribed.
  • Return as needed (or in "x" number of days).


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