Place protective pad under area to be treated.
(4) Secure patient to table or litter by using litter straps or other suitable
restraints, if needed.
(5) Provide privacy by closing the door, pulling the curtain, or screening the
treatment area, if possible.
(6) Expose the site of the injury by removing or cutting away clothing,
bandages, and dressings. Do not expose any more of the patient's body than is
(a) Use blunt-tipped bandage scissors to cut away clothing and
(b) If bandage or dressing is stuck, loosen it by moistening it with
Focus light on area to be treated.
c. Wash Hands. Perform a patient care handwash.
d. Prepare the Sterile Field.
Remove caps and stoppers from solution bottles.
Open the prep set.
Open outer wrapper with bare hands.
(b) Glove one hand and use that hand to open inner wrapper. Do not
touch any unsterile item with gloved hand. Keep your gloved hand above work surface.
(c) Using your ungloved hand, pick up the sterile solution bottle and
pour small amount of solution into a trash receptacle.
(d) Pick up the sterile basin with your gloved hand, step back from the
sterile field, and pour the sterile solution into the basin. (The bottle is still held in the
(e) Return the basin to the sterile field and replace cap on bottle. (Use
ungloved hand to replace cap.)
(f) Using your ungloved hand, pour povidone-iodine into solution cup
(bottle held in ungloved hand); then replace cap.
(g) Glove bare hand.