III. Management: Non-adherent Dressing

  1. Technique
    1. Apply Bacitracin to a strip of petrolatum gauze (Vaseline Gauze, Xeroform gauze)
    2. Wrap the non-adherent gauze around the Finger Tip Injury
    3. Cover with a 2x2 plain gauze pad
    4. Apply tube gauze over the finger and secured at the base of the finger or hand
  2. After-care
    1. Dressing may remain in place for up to 7 days without removal
    2. Check wound if signs or symptoms of infection or increasing pain
    3. Change bandage if it becomes wet

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