WOUND CLEANSING: STERILE WATER OR SALINE?

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Abstract

Gannon, R. (2007) Wound cleansing: sterile water or saline? Nursing Times; 103: 9, 44-46.

Robert Gannon discusses whether sterile 0.9% saline or sterile water should be used as the main cleansing solution in hospital settings. He also explores the importance of warming cleansing solutions before use. The physiological and practical benefits of each solution will be analysed.

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