Antiseptics & Wound Care - page 2

Do you think the use of antiseptics such as hydrogen peroxide considered as a practice issue in caring for patients with wound or ulcers?... Read More

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    I don't know about right after surgery. You're right- nothing gets the blood off like h2o2 does. Peroxide for long term wounds though kills off the good cells and is very caustic. It has also been reported to cause air embolism in deep wounds.

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    In my SICU when we have a really bad gangrene that's been surgically debrided, they get wet 2 dry with this special solution (the name just escapes me right now) that is basically BLEACH. Golly I Just can't remember the darned name!

    The only thing I've heard H2O2 used for is hemoccult (that's what hemoccult is, actually) and when a little drop of blood falls onto the pt's white sheets right before change of shift, some of the more "experienced" nurses will drop some peroxide onto it to make it dissapear instead of changing the whole sheet. Apparently this works for nasty NGT output too!
    Last edit by bluesky on Jan 2, '05
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    [quote=bluesky]in my sicu when we have a really bad gangrene that's been surgically debrided, they get wet 2 dry with this special solution (the name just escapes me right now) that is basically bleach. golly i just can't remember the darned name!

    dakins solution!


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