INSTRUCTIONS
1. Using Google Chrome, customize your brochure. Then, save the brochure as a PDF or PRINT right away as information is not saved on this page.
2. To save as a PDF on your computer: click on "PRINT / PDF" and under "Destination", select "Save as a PDF". Then click on "Save".
3. To print: click on "PRINT / PDF". On the print dialog, click on "More settings", and set margins to 'none' or adjust scale.
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Improve wound care in your patients performing their wound dressing changes with the Step-by-step Dressing Education Tool.

Create custom brochures that allow you to choose a unique dressing regimen for your patients with step-by-step pictures and easy-to-understand instructions. Additional content includes information on general wound care and a dressing change schedule.

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What can help my wound?
  • Wash your hands With soap and water before and after changing your dressing to prevent infection.
  • Keep it covered Keep your wound covered with a clean dressing.
  • Be careful Protect your wound from injury by avoiding objects or clothing that can irritate it.
  • Eat right Eat a well balanced diet to help your body heal.
What is bad for my wound?
  • High blood sugars Watch your blood sugars, keep them in control.
  • Smoking Smoking reduces the supply of oxygen to heal the wound.
  • Infection Bacteria can infect the wound and lead to serious problems.
  • Dryness Do not leave your wound open to the air to dry out. Wounds heal faster when kept moist.
What are signs of infection?
Check for infection at every dressing change and seek immediate care for:
  • Fevers, chills, nausea or vomiting
  • Increased wound pain
  • Increased warmth and redness in and around the wound
  • Increased swelling around wound
  • Increased wound drainage or odor
DRESSING CHANGE
SCHEDULE
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Questions or concerns?
Contact us at (555) 555-5555


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This material is for informational purposes only. It does not replace the advice of a health care professional. WoundReference makes every effort to provide information that is accurate, but makes no guarantee in this regard.
Created by Erin M. Tharalson DNP, RN, ANP-BC, CWS

HOW TO CARE
FOR YOUR WOUND

INSTRUCTIONS
for patients and caregivers