Having a dressing put onDownload as leafletDownload Adobe Reader to view
If you injure yourself and damage your skin you might need to have a dressing put on.
You may have a graze, a cut or a burn.
The nurse will tell you what is going to happen.
They will usually clean a wound before covering it with a dressing.
The cleaning solution may feel cold.
Dressing will be put on.
The nurse will make sure the dressing stays on.
It may be taped and bandaged in place.
The nurse will tell you how long to keep the dressing on for.
If you have injured your arm you may need to have a sling put on.
This will help to keep your arm still.