A nurse who provides care on a burn unit is preparing to apply a patients ordered topical antibiotic ointment. What action should the nurse perform when administering this medication?

Answer Explanation: After removing the old ointment from the wound bed, the nurse should apply a layer of ointment 1/16inch thick using clean gloves. The wound would not be irrigated after application of new ointment.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *