Treat 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

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