Fibracol Wound Care Kit Instructions
- Gather your supplies: You will need a sterile Fibracol wound dressing, medical gloves, a clean towel or gauze, and wound cleanser (if recommended by your healthcare provider).
- Cleanse your hands thoroughly with soap and water or use hand sanitizer before starting the dressing change.
- Wear medical gloves to maintain a clean and hygienic environment during the procedure.
- Carefully remove the old dressing from the wound site. If the dressing adheres to the wound, moisten it with sterile saline or wound cleanser to ease removal.
- If necessary, clean the wound with a wound cleanser as instructed by your healthcare provider. Gently rinse the wound to remove any debris or excess fluid. Use a clean towel or gauze to pat the area dry, ensuring you don't leave any fibers behind.
- Open the package containing the Fibracol wound dressing.
- Carefully place the Fibracol dressing directly onto the wound bed, ensuring that it covers the entire area of the wound. If the wound is deep or has tunneling, gently pack the Fibracol dressing into those areas using sterile forceps or an applicator.
- If instructed by your healthcare provider, you may need to cover the Fibracol dressing with a secondary dressing such as a gauze 4x4 provided in the kit or, a non-adherent pad, foam dressing, or a transparent film dressing. This additional layer will help protect the wound and keep the Fibracol in place.
- Secure the dressings in place with the appropriate gauze roll and medical tape or a selfadhesive bandage, making sure they are snug but not too tight to impair circulation.
- Dispose of used gloves and any other waste materials in a proper biohazard waste container.
- Wash your hands again with soap and water or use hand sanitizer to maintain proper hygiene.
Remember, it is essential to follow the specific instructions given by your healthcare provider for the application of Fibracol wound dressing. They may provide additional guidance based on your individual wound condition and healing progress. If you have any questions or concerns about the dressing change process, do not hesitate to reach out to your healthcare provider for clarification and further assistance.