Cleansing Periwound

  1. We were using Sage (chlorehexidine) wipes to cleanse the periwound and NS bullets and gauze for the wound bed.
    Apparently there has been a recall on Sage wipes that I just heard about yesterday, so that's off the table for now. I'll talk to the girls tomorrow and see what the new plan is.
    But I'm curious as to what everyone else uses to cleanse wounds, particularly in a hospital setting. We can't bring anything out of the room once it's gone in and most of our patients are under contact precautions.
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  3. by   Mistyrose123
    normal saline, dermal wound cleanser, anasept for biofilm (x 2 weeks only), or a wound cleanser with surfactant, one cleaner for both areas is fine.