Yikes, worlds stupidest nurse here!
I don't even know how it happened but I got a small, superficial, burn on my upper left arm. Of course we were on vacation so I just ignored it. When we got home 3 days later I grabbed a large bandage, put some anitbiotic ointment on it, and covered the area. It was already kind of scabbing, healing.
So stupid me I just leave the bandage on for about 5 days!!!!! How stupid, finally I realize it is starting to smell!!! I peel the bandage off, the wound looks yucky, and my skin is red and irritated where the bandage was.
I am not a wound care nurse, (duh.) It just scares, annoys, me how little I know of basic first aid. I'm fine in a hospital, start that IV, push that drug, etc. but basic at home first aid, fergeddaboudit.
I did read up on wound care. But nothing like the school of hard knocks to reinforce the right way to do things.