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acetic acid anyone?

  1. 0 Hello all. I have made NSS and Dakins for my patients in the past. And I was wondering if anyone has the "formula" for acetic acid for cleansing a wound - it was ordered for cleansing 3x/week before applying a wound VAC. I have heard varying opinions, and have my own, about acetic acid. But the doc was adamant. The only thing I found was 1 part white vinegar to 10-40 parts water...a little vague I think. So does anyone have the proper ratio for me? Thanks
  2. Visit  morte profile page
    order is incomplete, need strength of acetic me that would be straight vinegar...good luck
  3. Visit  annaedRN profile page
    i know..surgeon was not in..and in the past he has just said whatever you think... the order was written for "diluted vinegar solution" i guess i'll keep trying to clarify with the doc. thanks
  4. Visit  lsyorke profile page
    Acetic acid is available premade from the pharmacy. I would not be mixing my own. It's a .25% solution.

    While it's use is a bit controversial, we've had great results in wounds that are colonized with pseudomonas.

    Found it...made by Baxter
    Last edit by lsyorke on Aug 8, '09
  5. Visit  annaedRN profile page
    I found it online - white vinegar and sterile water 10-40 parts water to 1 vinegar. The doc just said "whatever, just make it dilute" (ggrrrrr) so we did the 40:1 water to vinegar. Oh far it is the same...which to me is the normal VAC smell.