Guidelines for Deep Dry Wound Care


  • To fill dead space
  • To maintain moist wound surface and protect.


Obtain a physician order:

  1. Use Standard Precautions
  2. Clean wound with Normal Saline or with a Dermal Wound Cleanser for infected wounds.
  3. (Follow manufacturer instructions if using a Dermal Wound Cleanser.)
  4. Pat dry
  5. Hydrate with a hydrogel
  6. Cover with foam dressing (product examples include Polymem or Allevyn)
  7. Change every 3-7 days
  8. Document per agency protocol

* Note: These are wound care guidelines only. Consult with the primary physician for specific orders.

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