9. ACTION (wet-to-damp) Cover with 2nd moist dressing, then sterile 4 x 8 combined dressing in a single layer on top of wet dressings. More dry dressings may be added as needed to keep outside dry.
To promote healing, wet-to-damp must be changed regularly before dressing dries.
Physician may order frequency of dressing changes, but if not, every 2 hours.
Moisture that reaches outside dressing provides avenue for pathogens to enter wound.