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What is Irrigation and debridement of wounds?

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Irrigation and Debridement simply means the doctor (in my experiences this would be a surgeon) reopens an already present wound which seems to be infected, washes it out with a sterile solution, removes any dead tissue that is causing the infection, and closes the wound again. It is helpful for facilitating the healthy regrowth of tissue in the area and restoring normal function (relevant if the site is a joint or a hand). A common population to perform this on are prior burn victims, as burns have a tendency to get infected and close slowly, but it can be done for a wide variety of injuries.
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What is debridement?

Debridement is the process of the removal of dead, damaged orinfected tissue.

Why does a nurse debride an wound?

  It aids healing and decreases chances of infection by removing the dead skin.

What is the primary reason for irrigating a wound?

to flush away foreign debris like glass, gravel, etc. also used on wounds w/o debris during routine dressing changes to wash away dirt, cleanse the area w/a sterile solution,

Wound care after surgical debridement?

sutures or staples should have an antibiotic ointment applied to prevent any infection. but the care after surgery depends on the pt and and various other variables
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What is the proper way to irrigate a wound?

To properly irrigate a wound would first off cleanse the wound with solution or alcohol to prevent any infections. Then to carefully place the wound in lukewarm water then to