1. Wound debridement.
Ensure a good hemostasis. Assessement of wound depth.
2. Optional step: epicitehydro can be soaked for approximately 30 minutes in commonly used antiseptic solutions (like Octenidine or PHMB)
3. Apply epicitehydro on the wound. It should cover the surrounding healthy tissue by at least 1-2 cm.
4. For larger wounds, apply further epicitehydro dressings with overlaps of 1-2 cm. epicitehydro can be cut to fit any size of wound.
5. Apply one layer of fatty gauze.
6. If necessary, put material to absorb the wound exudate like a gauze compress on the fatty gauze for the first three days. Then use a fixation bandage.
7. The healing process is successful, when epicitehydro is dried out and the edges begin to peel.
8. The detached material should be cut off during each wound assessment until the entire dressing has come off (same principle as a natural scab).
A wound dressing assessment should be done at least every 48 hours: epicitehydro and the fatty gauze remain on the wound.
For superficial burn wounds (2a degree): no dressing change required.
For mixed superficial and deep partial thickness burn wounds (2a & 2b degree) a dressing change may be required:
- Rehydrate epicitehydro for an easy and nearly pain-free removal.
- After assessment of the wound, apply a new epicitehydro dressing.