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Gather materials needed to perform wet to dry dressing change

Gather materials needed to perform wet to dry dressing change. The nurse will need paper tape, saline, sterile gloves, clean gloves and 4-by-4 gauze. Perform hand hygiene to reduce the risk of infection. Set up supplies. Donn clean gloves. Explain the procedure to the patient. Remove old dressing with transfer forceps. Inspect the wound. Donn sterile gloves. Clean the wound using saline and 4-by-4 gauze. Pack wound with moist guaze. Place a dry 4-by-4 gauze over the mosit guaze which helps preserve moisture. Secure the dressing. Make sure the procedure is documented noting the odor, color, drainage, consistency and any signs of infections and how well the patient tolerated

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