1. Explain procedure to patient and establish rapport with patient.
  2. Put on mask, prepare and take trolley to bedside and provide privacy.
  3. Put patient into desired position, protect bed clothes and expose the wound.
  4. Pour out lotions into gallipots and remove plaster or bandage.
  5. Remove soiled dressing using dissecting forceps or disposable gloves and discard.
  6. Wash and dry hands and wear sterile gloves or use sterile forceps.
  7. Clean wound with swabs soaked in normal saline using sterile forceps or sterile gloves starting from the wound outward using one swab at a time.
  8. Clean wound with series of swabs until clean.
  9. Apply sufficient sterile dressings and secure into position.
  10. Make patient comfortable in bed, inform patient about the state of the wound and thank him/her.
  11. Remove gloves, wash and dry hands, discard trolley, decontaminate instruments, remove screen.
  12. Wash, dry hands, document and report state of the wound.