Post-op Wound Care
- 0Jun 21, '04 by sbtolocI will be having hand surgery soon (Trigger finger release) and need some post-op wound/dressing advise. The surgeon's instructions are to keep it dry for 2 weeks, changing the bandage once daily and clean it with "peroxide"! I've been away from med-surg for awhile, but I do know that this is out-dated advise.
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- 0Jul 1, '04 by nurseygrrlI'm not an expert on this, but if it were me, I'd get another opinion. I know where I work, we never use peroxide...diluted or not. A friend of mine loves to use 50/50 peroxide and sterile water on really stinky sloughing wonds, but I don't think a clean surgical site is the place for peroxide. I think sterile saline is best if it must be cleansed. Since it's your hand, it's probably a good idea since it will come in contact with a lot. Good luck!