Friday, July 21, 2017

Daily Caregiving Tip: Wound and Skin Care

Tip 322.  Dry off any excess fluids such as blood, puss, etc. using gauze pads or any clean, non-lint fabric.  Do not use cotton as it will leave fibers in the wound.

Take a deep breath before cleansing the wound
Photo by Kathy Lowrey
The tips this week are from the “Wound and Skin Care” chapter of 365 Caregiving Tips: Practical Tips from Everyday Caregivers.


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Daily Caregiving Tip: Wound and Skin Care

Tip 320.  After cleaning your hands, clean the wound using a saline solution, distilled water or even basic bottled water to rinse off the wound.  This also helps if you are trying to remove a gauze bandage that is clinging to the wound.

Photo by Trish Hughes Kreis
Leg of Richard Kreis :-) 
The tips this week are from the “Wound and Skin Care” chapter of 365 Caregiving Tips: Practical Tips from Everyday Caregivers.


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Daily Caregiving Tip: Wound and Skin Care

Tip 318.  Other items which may be needed are ice packs (keep in the freezer or use the disposable kind) and saline solution which should be kept refrigerated.

Photo by Trish Hughes Kreis

The tips this week are from the “Wound and Skin Care” chapter of 365 Caregiving Tips: Practical Tips from Everyday Caregivers.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Daily Caregiving Tip: Wound and Skin Care

Tip 317.  Contents of the wound kit can include gauze pads, Q-tips, paper or nylon tape, ace wrap, scissors, tweezers, Desitin, antibiotic cream, Vaseline, first aid gloves and small and large bandages.

Personalize your first aid kit with you or
your loved one's needs in mind

The tips this week are from the “Wound and Skin Care” chapter of 365 Caregiving Tips: Practical Tips from Everyday Caregivers.