Leaving the hospital can be both an exciting and a difficult time for those who have been treated in the burn clinic. Because of this, we have made a series of videos with the aim of making home treatment easier. There are a few things to remember when beginning home treatment:
- Call us with questions or concerns.
- Remember healing takes time.
- Watch the videos over and over if needed.
Burn and wound care at home
Lucy Wibbenmeyer, MD explains the importance of burn and wound care at home as well as how one might start wound care at home.
Changing your dressings
It is important for a burn or wound patient to keep their wound clean and change their dressings regularly. This video explains how someone should clean a wound and change a dressing.
Bacitracin and Vaseline gauze
Bacitracin ointment and Vaseline or petroleum jelly are often used for dressing burns or other wounds. This video explains how one might change these dressings and care for their wound at home.
Silvadene cream is often combined with cotton fabrics to dress a wound from a burn. This video explains how one might change the dressing properly.
Donor site care
The location where skin is taken for a graft is called a donor site. This video explains proper care of the donor site.
Acticoat and Mepilex Ag dressings
Acticoat and Mepilex Ag dressing help to prevent infection. This video explains the use and application of the dressings.
Stretching, scar management, and compression
Improve your outcome with stretching, scar management, and compression. This video explains how to stretch burned skin that is healing.