Incision Care: Steri-Strips, Staples & Stitches
Disposable medical gloves. Surgical tape. Plastic bag (for disposing of old dressing, tape, etc.). Scissors. What steps are involved in changing a dressing? The steps begin with preparing the area where the dressing will be changed. The next steps are to remove the old dressing, cleanse and rinse the incision, and apply the new dressing.