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Step-by-Step Surgical Bandage Change Instructions


Updated June 30, 2014

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Change the Surgical Bandage
Again, you must wash your hands. Why? Now that you have your dirty bandage off, it is important to clean your hands again before touching your incision. The bandage and your hands will both have bacteria on them at this point so washing again is essential.

If you are going to shower before placing the bandages on your incision, you can wash your hands in the shower before you clean your incision.

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