Survival Tip: Making a Nonadherent Dressing

March 26, 2013

Hey there. Here's an interesting tip from Eric A. Weiss, MD. He wrote Wilderness and Travel Medicine, a comprehensive guide that fits in your pocket. It's also great for bug out bags and emergency kits.

Here's the doctor's Weiss Advice on making a nonadherent dressing:

A nonadherent dressing can be made by spreading Polysporin or another antibiotic ointment over one side of a 10 x 10-cm [4 x 4 inch] gauze dressing. [Honey can be used in place of Polysporin. When applied topically, it can reduce infection and promote wound healing.]

A conforming roller bandage can be improvised from a shirt or other article of clothing by cutting a thin strip of material in circular fashion. 

 

From Wilderness and Travel Medicine: A Comprehensive Guide. Weiss, Eric A., The Mountaineers Books, 2012, pg 110

 


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