Wound cleansing agents

  1. Hello,
    Please answer.Its important to me!

    Which wound cleansing agent do you use for wound care after cardiac sugery?
    Do you still use Povidone-Iodine?

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    About Mehrana

    Joined: Apr '11; Posts: 11
    Specialty: 10 year(s) of experience in Nursing Education, ICU (Cardiac surgery)


  3. by   flo136
    Hi. I work in intensive care. 5 cardiac bypass patients per weekday. We don't use anything. They come back from theatre with a kind of synthetic mesh and then a thin hydrocolloid dressing (Duoderm) on. Not a problem with having to clean sternal wounds. But normally, just saline. No iodine here for many years.
  4. by   Biffbradford
    Betadine before surgery.

    Soap and water after. Check _your_ policy.
  5. by   meandragonbrett
    Chlorahexadine night before and morning of. Saline post-op if needed.
  6. by   Mehrana
    Thank You for all the info. It really helped.