Cuts And Bleeding

Cuts And Bleeding

Cuts and Bleeding

All minor cuts and scrapes run the risk of infection.To minimize this risk, these minor injuries should be cleaned with anti-bacterial soap andwater.

You can also apply an anti-bacterial ointment such asNeosporin ointment.

Control bleeding with direct pressure using a cleancloth placed directly over the injury.

Severe Bleeding

The types of bleeding are:

  1. Arterial (spurting)
  2. Venous (oozing)
  3. Internal
  4. External

To control external bleeding:

  1. 1st choice - Use direct pressure by applying pressure directly over the injury with a clean cloth.
  2. 2nd choice - Place ice wrapped in a clean cloth directly over the injury.
  3. 3rd choice - Elevate the extremity above the level of the heart.

Nose Bleeds

Have the person tightly pinch the entire soft part oftheir nose, right under the nasal bone. Then sit the person leaning forward and hold thenose until the emergency unit arrives.

If the person is on any medications, please get themout for the paramedics. Write down the name and phone number of their doctor.