Wound Dressing Procedure (Simple & Complex) in Singapore
A wound dressing is used in direct contact with a wound to help it heal and prevent further issues or complications. Need help with wound dressing? Book a Homage nurse to perform simple and complex wound dressing at home today!
About Wound Dressing
A wound dressing is anything that is used in direct contact with a wound to help it heal and prevent further issues or complications. Different wound dressings are used based on the type of the wound, but they all aim to help reduce infection and promote healing.
Types of wound dressing include:
- Simple dressing: post-surgery incisional wounds, superficial broken skin, stage 2 pressure sores
- Complex dressing: post-surgery I&D wounds (small cavities), superficial broken skin covering 50% of the body (e.g trunk), stage 3 and above pressure sore
Wound Dressing Procedure
- Sterile dressing set
- Cleansing agent
- Wound care products
- Additional cotton swabs or gauze
- Adhesive tapes or bandages
- Protective sheet
- Latex gloves
- Scissors to cut bandages or adhesive tape
- Surgical blade or pointed tip scissors for removal of stitches
- Staple remover for removal of staples
- Doctor’s memo
- Ensure that you have the items above at home
- Do provide photos of the wound and consumables at home
- 1 way taxi fare will be required for the nurse to purchase the consumables if needed
Cost of Wound Dressing Services in Singapore
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Top questions about Wound Dressing Procedure (Simple & Complex)
What are the types of wound dressing available?
There are lots of types of dressing for wounds, with hundreds of brands offering a range of products – some highly similar to each other. The most basic requirements for a dressing are that it protects against further damage or infection and that it promotes a good healing environment.
A good healing environment is one with the right amount of moisture – dry wounds don’t heal as well as moist wounds, but wounds that are too wet can cause skin breakdown around the wound and prevent healing. The absorbency of the dressing, therefore, needs to be chosen based on the assessment of each individual wound.
How often do you change a wound dressing?
Different types of dressing can be left in place for different lengths of time, sometimes up to a week if they don’t become wet or show significant strikethrough. Removing a dressing that’s stuck to healing skin can cause trauma, so it’s generally recommended that dressings be left in place for as long as the manufacturer recommends. If they get too wet, it may be possible to change outer dressings while leaving the wound contact layer intact to prevent damage to new cells. Wounds which become infected may need to be changed more frequently, especially if there is a lot of pus or slough coming from the wound.
Dressing changes should be done with an aseptic, no touch technique. Dressings should be changed in the cleanest possible environment, with clean hands and disposable gloves. Wounds should be gently cleaned and any slough that comes away easily should be removed. Anything material that does not come away easily should not be pulled at, in case it causes more damage.
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Are there subsidies for Homage's wound dressing services?
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Once you have confirmed that you would like to engage a Homage Care Professional for urine bag drainage, we can match you or your loved one with a suitable Care Professional as fast as within 24-48 hours.
Urgent cases that require care within 24 hours will be matched on a best effort basis. Do take note that a $30 surcharge applies for urgent cases.
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