Keep a clean dressing on your wound, and it will help it get better. Your doctor or nurse can show you how to change your dressing and tell you how long to keep each one on. They might say to you which products to use. Wash your hands again Put on a new pair of gloves Apply the dressing or topical treatment to your wound as your nurse or physician instructed. Cover the wound with a dressing that your physician orders. Discard used materials or trash in a sealed bag before placing them in the trashcan.