Showering with a wound or cast
Accidents happen and sadly as we age falls become more common place. I visited a 93 year old today to learn he had a fall and this resulted in 6 stitches in his head.
He was lucky to have not knocked himself out as the impact of his fall was sufficient to knock a double electric socket straight off the wall!
He had a injury to his arm and the district nurse came in to look at it. She applied a small dressing and then advised him to wrap cling film/shrink wrap around it to keep it dry and then he could still shower. I thought this was a useful suggestion for small wounds but less practical for plaster casts. Wrist fractures are so common yet leave thousands a year disabled to an extent for 6 weeks.
Active Mobility stock a range of waterproof covers which will make sure that plaster cast comes out of the bathroom as dry as it went in. They have waterproof covers for arms, hands and legs so have you covered!