Features of Medtronic Premium Staple Removal Kit
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- Plastic handle
- Metal Tip
- Single use.
Steps to use Medtronic Premium Staple Removal Kit:
Step 1. Use saline, an antiseptic such as alcohol, or sterile swabs to remove any debris or dried fluids from the wound and clean it based on the condition of the healed incision.
Step 2. At one end of the healed incision, slide the lower part of a staple extractor under the middle of the staple.
Step 3. Gently Squeeze the handles of the staple remover until they are completely closed. The upper part of the staple remover will push down the middle of the staple, causing the staple ends to pull out of the incision.
Step 4. Release the pressure on the handles, take out the staple, and drop it into a disposable container or bag.
Step 5. To avoid tearing your skin, pull out the medical staple in the same direction it went inside. The patient might feel a slight pinch, sting, or tugging sensation which is normal. Use the staple remover to remove all the other staples. Inspect the area again to check for any staples that may have been missed. This will help to prevent future skin irritation and infection.
Step 6: Cleanse the wound with antiseptic again to avoid any other infection.
Step 7 Apply a dry dressing or bandage if needed. Else, expose the wound to the air. The covering applied depends on how well the wound has healed. Use a butterfly bandage if there is still skin separation to provide support and help to prevent the formation of a larger scar. Use a light gauze dressing to prevent irritation, which will buffer between the affected area and your clothing. Expose the healing incision to the air, if possible. Ensure not to cover the affected area with clothing to avoid irritation.
Step 8: Watch for signs of infection. The redness around the closed incision should fade over a few weeks.
Follow your doctor's advice on wound care, and beware of the following signs of infection:
- Redness and irritation around the affected area.
- The affected area is hot to the touch.
- Increased pain.
- Yellow or green discharge.
Do not try to remove staples by yourself. If you try attempting to do so can cause further injury or infection.