Wound Care Procedures After Being Punctured By Nails?
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Tetanus is a deadly disease characterized by muscle stiffness due to poisons attacking the nerves of sufferers. The poison is produced by the bacterium Clostridium tetani. These bacteria are present in the form of spores in dust, soil, animal and human feces. In the form of spores can last a long time. When infecting humans, in the human body immediately grows and develops into active bacteria. However, its growth and development will be hindered if exposed to oxygen.
Therefore, in stab wounds, cuts must be made such as the + sign to the depth of the wound can be directly exposed to free air. This is to inhibit the growth and development of the bacterium clostridium tetani. After the incision, the wound is cleaned thoroughly and given 3% H2O2 droplets and antibiotics. In dirty or at risk injuries, given tetanus vaccine or anti-tetanus serum. Giving, depending on the condition of the wound, duration of exposure or the incidence and history of vaccination. Furthermore, wound care is done, by not closing the wound using a bandage, except when going to travel. The wound can be temporarily closed with a bandage loosely.
So what you and your colleagues have done so far is in accordance with the procedures for treating injuries at risk of tetanus. It is true that leaving an open wound increases the risk of bacterial contamination, but not clostridium tetani. And therefore, the cleanliness of the wound must be very carefully considered.
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