DRESSER
Name of Sector Medical & Nursing Name of Module Dresser
Entry Qualifications Minimum 10th Standard & MED102 Duration 270 Hrs
Contents Bandaging, Dressing & Stitching of wound to assist surgeon and physician

Successful candidates would be able to do bandaging, stitching, injection pricking, I.V infusion, dressing of wounds, cleaning of stomach etc to assist the Surgeon/Physician. On completion of this module, the participant can be employed as Dresser in Public/Private hospital & clinics.



Practical Competencies Underpinning Knowledge (Theory)

1. Practice of safety & health hazards measures.

2. Practice of aseptic surgical procedures :

- Theatre dressing.

- Hand washing prior to surgery.

- Gowning

- Gloving

3. Practice of sterilization of surgical articles.

4. Practice of Dressing :

- Dry gauze dressing.

- Wet dressing

- Pressure dressing

- Transparent dressing.

5. Preparation of patient for wound dressing.

6. Practice of injection methods :

- Intravenous.

- Intramuscular.

- Sub dermal.

- Intradermal

7. Practice of bandaging procedures.

8. Practice of skin stitching procedures.

9. Practice of stomach cleaning methods.

1. Principles of of safety & health hazards measures.

2. Principles & various steps taken in surgical aseptic procedures.

3. Principles & various methods of sterilization :

- Boiling.

- Disinfection..

- Fumigation.

- Radiation..

- Dry heat sterilization.

- Autoclaving.

4. Control of infection.

5. Wound :

- Definition.

- Classification.

- Wound healing process.

- Symptoms of wound infection.

- Stages of wound healing.

- Factors affecting wound healing.

- Complications of wound healing.

- Purposes of wound care.

6. Dressing :

- Purposes of dressing.

- Types.

- Guidelines for wound dressing.

- Procedure of wound dressing.

- Steps taken & reasons for preparation of Patient.

7. Principles of injection methods :

- Intravenous.

- Intramuscular.

- Sub dermal.

- Intradermal

8. Principles of various types of bandaging.

9. Guidelines for skin stitching.

10. Procedure & precautions of I.V infusion.

11. Procedure & precautions of stomach cleaning.