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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