wound irrigation


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irrigation

 [ir″ĭ-ga´shun]
1. washing of a body cavity or wound by a stream of water or other fluid. A steady, gentle stream is used; pressure should be sufficient to reach the desired area, but not enough to force the fluid beyond the area to be irrigated. Pressure may be applied manually, such as with a bulb syringe or mechanical device, or by gravity. The greater the height of the container of solution, the greater will be the pressure exerted by the stream of solution. There are also specially designed irrigating units that deliver a pulsed flow of fluid. Return flow of solution must always be allowed for. Directions about the type of solution to be used, the strength desired, and correct temperature should be followed carefully. Aseptic technique must be observed if sterile irrigation is ordered.
Irrigation of the ears. From Lammon et al., 1996.
2. a liquid used for such washing.
bladder irrigation in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as instillation of a solution into the bladder to provide cleansing or medication.
bowel irrigation in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as instillation of a substance into the lower gastrointestinal tract.
wound irrigation in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as flushing of an open wound to cleanse and remove debris and excessive drainage.

wound ir·ri·ga·tion

(wūnd ir'i-gā'shŭn)
A method of cleaning debris from a wound that involves the use of solution under pressure.
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Trials carried out in 2000 reported a significant decrease in wound infection rate in patients subjected to wound irrigation with 300 ml of normal saline peroperatively15.
Anglen, "Wound Irrigation in Musculoskeletal Injury," Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, vol.
Scanning electron microscopy of the contaminated wound irrigation fluid bottle confirmed extensive bacterial colonization of the inner surfaces.
Pneumoretroperitoneum secondary to hydrogen peroxide wound irrigations. AJR Am J Roentgenol 1987; 148:149-150.
A randomized trial of postoperative wound irrigation with local anesthetic for pain after cesarean delivery.
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A culture swab for microbiology was taken before wound irrigation with normal saline.
In addition to its liquid spray devices for wound irrigation, the company's pipeline products under development target the body's largest organ, the skin.
* Wound irrigation in children: saline or tap water?
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[USPRwire, Fri Dec 14 2018] Enhanced method of wound cleansing and healing has been accomplished by growing acceptance of standardized protocols to manage complex wounds, collaborative agreement among manufacturers and distributers attributing to wound irrigation solution growth.