Podcast #14: Wound Care Myths

Run Time: 3 minutesDoctor cleaning wound

Author: Dr. Christopher Holmes

Educational Pearls:

  • Betadine and hydrogen peroxide are toxic to the cells that are attempting to help heal the wound. Pouring these on wounds can paradoxically increase infection risk! DON’T DO IT.
  • A Cochran review was done recently that compared saline, boiled-steralized water, and potable tap water. It was determined there was no significant difference between the three for wound irrigation success.
  • A study in 1982, showed that there was no significant difference between using no gloves, sterile gloves, or gloves out of the box for wound management.

Link to Podcast: http://medicalminute.madewithopinion.com/wound-care-myths/

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