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Wound cleansing agents

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Mehrana Mehrana (New) New

Specializes in Nursing Education, ICU (Cardiac surgery). Has 10 years experience.

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?

Thanks.

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.

Biffbradford

Specializes in ICU.

Betadine before surgery.

Soap and water after. Check _your_ policy.

Chlorahexadine night before and morning of. Saline post-op if needed.

Mehrana

Specializes in Nursing Education, ICU (Cardiac surgery). Has 10 years experience.

:) Thank You for all the info. It really helped.