Run Time: 3 minutes
Author: Dr. Christopher Holmes
- 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/