Symptoms And Treatment Of A Wound Culture Essay
Body of Paper A wound culture should be performed on people showing signs and symptoms of soft tissue infections with open or draining lesions; or of insect or spider bite with necrotizing center, drainage, and erythema; or an abscess and infected laceration (Skin and soft tissue wound protocols 2012). Wound cultures can be ordered also when a person has been taking antibiotic to test for its effectiveness if the person has a chronic infection (Bacterial Wound Culture n.d.).
To perform a wound culture one should begin with a wound cleansing. If one was performing an incision or drain an abscess, one should begin by making sure that aseptic techniques are used. One should already have supplies available by ones’ work side. The supplies for a wound culture include saline, wound…