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First Aid Treatment for Cut Wounds

Important Information

Deep cuts and punctures, wounds with embedded objects, human or animal bites that penetrate or old infected wounds need to be treated by a medical professional

Patients with wounds that do not stop bleeding with direct pressure or pressure points need immediate EMS care

Patient Care; Cuts & Scrapes

  • Wear gloves and other barriers to protect yourself from disease transmission

  • If necessary control bleeding with direct pressure

  • Thoroughly wash wounds with water to remove all dirt and particles

  • Cover a wound with a non-adhesive dressing and bandage securely

  • Check the wound daily for signs of infection which could be redness, tenderness or presence of pus