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Changing Bandages: Learning about MRSA

1. Wash and dry your hands well.

2. Put on disposable gloves.

3.

Remove the old bandage.

4. Put the old bandage in a plastic bag. Take off the gloves and put them in the plastic bag too.

5. Wash and dry your hands well.

6.

Put on a new, clean pair of gloves.

7.

Apply the new bandage. If you have a leaking sore, put on extra dressings to keep the drainage from leaking though.

8. Take off the gloves and put them in the plastic bag. Seal or tie the bag and throw it away in the regular trash.

9. Clean your hands with soap and water and dry well.

This pamphlet was adapted from the Living with MRSA booklet produced by the Washington State Department of Health, the Tacoma/Pierce County Health Department and the GroupHealth Cooperative.

Minnesota Department of Health 625 N Robert Street PO Box 64975 St. Paul, MN 55164-0975 651-201-5414 or 1-877-676-5414 www.health.state.mn.us

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