Sunday, October 01, 2017

Wounds

Day 144

My Burns



9:31am:
Wound care
Sometimes, I am a very slow study. That's how it has been for me learning about wound care.

Just yesterday, I Blogged to you about Reader Joe Gima who emailed me about my not using sterile water to wash my wounds.

Why didn't I know that?

This morning, first thing, we will go to a pharmacy and buy sterile water. Then, change our wound dressing!

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2:06pm:
City of Newport
We have just arrived in the City of Newport on the Oregon coast. We have travelled 22 miles so far today!

On the way here, we made a Breakfast Camp at a wayside named Rodea Point.




6:49pm:
City of Florence
The Scampy RV Team travelled 67 miles today. It took us several hours to do it! Because we mess around a lot.

We came across several places to make our Supper and Nite Camps. However, there was no internet service. We cannot abide by that!

We are now in Florence and preparing supper in a Fred Meyer parking lot.

PBS Newshour Weekend will be on during supper.



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22 comments:

  1. George I just watched Utube on how to clean and change dressing on 2nd degree burns. They do not use water in a tub. Instead, they use special cleaning soap for burns in a squeeze bottle. They squeeze the cleaning soap onto the burn area and wipe away with gauze that is used once. Then they show you how to dress the wound.

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    1. Thanks, Rita!

      I am sooooo fortunate to get help from you. And many other Readers as well!

      George

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  2. P.S. they use antiseptic wash...here the link https://www.googleadservices.com/pagead/aclk?sa=L&ai=DChcSEwiX7cTo9c_WAhVPgX4KHf9ZDf0YABAEGgJwYw&ohost=www.google.com&cid=CAESEeD2GrGX_rTf3W7lT8iKWNlF&sig=AOD64_2r9aFN2hQzL2LRqEei1KGZX3PsnA&ctype=5&q=&ved=0ahUKEwjAm73o9c_WAhUN1GMKHapwCYIQ9A4IhgE&adurl=

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  3. It's never too late to learn. Keep up the good work ;-)

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    1. Hi Vera,

      Better not be too late for me! I am just coming in to my best learning years!

      George

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  4. You probably also ought to be taking showers instead of baths. They usually recommend showers only after surgery or any major wounds because the dirty water runs off and does not stay in contact with the wounds.

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  5. I guess you could have just boiled some water....

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    1. David Reed,

      Need a larger pot for boiling. Mine is about 1.5 cups. For tes.

      George

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  6. You can use distilled water you could get it then grocery store
    Or
    Distilled water has had many of its impurities removed, whereas sterile water may not be chemical or mineral free. Both distilled and sterile water can start out by boiling the water; however, distillation takes it one step further by condensing the steam into a container.

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    1. Mister Ed,

      I was offered distilled water and turned it down.

      Thanks for that info.

      George

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    2. Cut and paste from Google. I knew the sea water was a bad idea when Ed suggested it but George seems to learn best by trial and error.

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    3. Super cub
      In a funny way I was joking with him
      I knew he would not do it
      After a dentist does an extraction lots of old-timers used to tell you rinse mouth out with salt water
      But it was more fun to drink the bourbon
      Although some people take a teaspoon of salt and put it in water in a spray bottle and spray that on their burn
      If you stop and think about the salt it is actually an iodine
      And iodine is good for killing germs
      I think the new one is baterdine it's more of an orange color

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    4. Salt is Sodium Chloride. Iodized salt is salt with iodine added.
      Pure salt does, however, does have antiseptic properties.
      Using sea water is about like taking it from the ditch and adding salt.

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    5. Not baterdine. Betadine.

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  7. Your eggs always seem to turn out beautifully! Love that yolk!

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    1. living.boondockingmexico,

      I've worked years to develop my highly classified, super-secret, over-easy egg technique!

      Thank you sooooo much for your "Love that yolk!" compliment!

      George

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  8. You took the words right out of my mouth!
    I am egg challenged!

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    1. Joan,

      Eggs are a challenge. When I taught myself to flip eggs in my own restaurant, I destroyed about 8-dozen eggs before I flipped the first one without breaking it!

      George

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  9. George, If you want to try the best clam chowder in the world, have lunch at The Beachcomber Bar. It's down by the tourist area along the river. Guaranteed good !

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    1. John.

      I am typing this comment from my table inside Beach Comber.

      Clam chowder is served after 11am. I'll return then!

      George

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  10. Hi George, You likely don't remember, but I visited you at Hill Camp in Santa Rosalia, and we went for a stroll around the town. Glad that you are still on the road. Safe Travels!

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