Kane, York, and Minton (2013) described a procedure for dressing chest tubes with bacteriostatic ointment, petroleum, or xeroform
over the skin graft sites are placed and allowed to fall off on their own.
dressing with an antibiotic ointment can be used to prevent a superinfection and allow wound healing.
gauze bolster is secured with a transcutaneous 2-0 suture on a large straight needle (figure 1, D); the bolster is removed in 6 days.
There are a variety of petrolatum-impregnated gauzes, such as Xeroform
, that can be used for minimal depth burns.
The discomfort of changing dressings can be reduced for children by using a bismuth-impregnated petrolatum material like Xeroform
, which can be left in place, checked daily, and rewrapped with gauze.
A bolster fashioned from a dental roll and Xeroform
gauze was sutured into the cymba concha and maintained for 7 days.