First aid Do's and don'ts of cuts?
Well, first off, clean the cut with a mild soap. Don't just leave it dirty and cover it up with a bandage. After that put an antibiotic on it, like Neosporin, and then you can cover it up with a bandage until the bleeding stops and a scab grows in. After the scab grows in, let it air out so it can heal faster. Well, this might be obvious, but you're not supposed to scratch it or rip the scab off, you'll make it worse and end up with a scar.
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DO: Protect yourself from bloodborne pathogens Remember ABC's Airway - head tilt/chin lift, jaw thrust/modified jaw thrust if it's a traumatic injury Breathing - Breathing?… 2 rescue breaths. Breathing? If not, start CPR Circulation - Stop any severe bleeding. Check for a pulse. If it won't stop bleeding with direct pressure, tourniquet. Reassure the victim 9-1-1 if it's severe, you won't have the resources to properly treat the patient! Flush burns and chemical injuries with lots of cool water DON'T: Move the victim unless necessary Place yourself in danger - if you are dead or injured you're no good to anyone Try to "set" or "reduce" a fracture or dislocation, just immobilize Remove objects stuck in the eye Use burn ointment Wait to call 9-1-1 Most importantly, use your common sense!
stop the bleeding, clean the cut out and apply a cold compress to a bruise.
Clean it (water is fine) apply a topical antibiotic, cover it (a band-aid is fine).
To quote Hippoctates, "First, do no harm." ( Primum non nocere) This means that, whatever you do, you should leave the patient in the same or better shape than when you arriv…ed.. The next equally important caveat is, "No injured rescuers!" In any first aid or rescue procedure, you must take extreme care to make sure the rescuers come to no harm. The arithmetic is simple: one rescuer and one victim is better than two victims.. These two principles should be the core of any procedures you enact.. Make sure you have a patient. I recall a time when a friend of mine "rescued" some poor swimmer who was just snorkeling and in no danger at all. By the time my friend started rescue breathing on the "victim", the victim popped him one. :} Make sure the subject is really in need of rescue before starting.. Call for help. Don't yell, "HELP!" -- people don't know what to do. Instead, tell them exactly what you want. "CALL 911!" is a good one. Get at least two people going for help if you can.. Assess Danger. If the patient is lying on the railroad tracks, you have to move them to a safe place before performing rescue. Be wary of chemical and electrical hazards, as well as bodily fluids, before you touch the victim. If you must move the victim, watch out for neck or spinal trauma, and move accordingly.. Next, ABC :. A irway -- is the airway clear? . B reathing -- is the victim breathing? . C irculation -- is the heart beating? . Note that part of circulation is control of bleeding. And it's fair to say that its nearly on a par with ABC, as it won't help if your breathing, well-infused patient bleeds out. Plan on controlling bleeding if necessary.. Note that you can stop almost any bleeding with direct pressure. In almost all cases, tourniquets are a very bad idea. If you do tourniquet, note place and time, and pin the note to the patient. I know medics who have lived a lifetime without needing a tourniquet. Stabilize: Treat for shock -- which in this case means make sure you maintain body temp (if it's cold out, keep them warm; if it's hot out find shade and cool them). You can also put them in a comfortable or effective position. Difficulty breathing may require them to sit up. Faintness may improve if the legs are elevated above the heart. Unconsciousness may do best if they're on their side and head tilted down. Watch for potential spinal/neck trauma! If there's a chance of this, stabilize them so no torsion or shear will be places on the spine or neck.. If you suspect broken bones, this is the time to stabize them -- which means make sure they won't flop around. It doesn't mean splint or reduce fractures.. Evaluation and history. Are they conscious? If not, note how you found them. Guess what happened too. If they are conscious, see if they're oriented in place and time. Who are you? What day is it? What year? Who's president? Do you know what happened to you? Note how coherent they are.. If they're reasonably coherent, find out what happened, and if you can, make notes.. Ask about medicine they're taking, conditions they have, allergies, etc.. Don't just leave; turn the responsibility over. After you've performed treatment, make sure you turn the vicitm over to the next caregiver. Be prepared to give a report to them detailing what's transpired. Make certain they take over responsibility and that you've conveyed all important information before leaving.. NOTE: This is a super-brief summary of do's and don't's. I haven't included everything by any means, as I'd still be writing at sundown... next month. Feel free to add to this.. Answer . There are alot of new do's in admitting first aid to someone that is in danger.. DO check if their airway is clear and tilt their head back.. DO check for breathing, if not, coimmence rescue breathing.. DO check for signs of circulation, if absent start CPR.. DONT move the person too much if you know they could have spinal injuries..
Depending on the size of the cut you may have to apply pressure while you get a wet cloth or towel. Wipe the cut clean and apply disinfectant. Last, apply a bandaid.
DO treat the silent people first instead of the screaming DO remember if you are not qualified to help on a persific injury, don't try. DO contact 999/911 DO keeps pressure… on ALL wounds DON'T put yourself at risk DON'T move people with a back problem DON'T lift the legs of someone who has been shot
first aid is needed for a cut because HIV can spread from person to person through cuts. If you don't seek medical advice once you hav HIV, it can turn into AIDS and there has… not been a cute found for AIDS yet so you have a fair chance of dieing. First aid is also needed for cuts and bacteria can enter your body through cuts.
Clean the wound with a disinfectant Dry it cover it with a dressing and if it seems too deep or wont stop bleeding take it to a doctor to have a look at.
Do's Just be yourself, you want them to honestly like you for you Ask about the other person (but not too personal) just hobbies and stuff Make sure to always keep the conve…rsation going, but let the other talk Make sure the other feels comfortable Dress nicely, but make it a fun date Dont be afraid to take them on a spontaneous date, you know, other than the obvious dinner and movies Dont's Dont be too pushy Dont talk about past girlfriends/boyfriends Dont be perverted Dont try and get to personal, it might freak them out Dont tell lies to impress them, definitly a turn off
Your brain. Your hands. And useful items that are available.
Apply pressure until the bleeding stops then bandage it. If it is too large of a cut or deep of a cut you may need stitches.
There is controversy over the use of topical antiseptics in the treatment of minor cuts. It is known that common antiseptics (hydrogen peroxide, rubbing alcohol) cause additio…nal cell death and therefore may increase wound healing time. Never apply such antiseptics to a deep or gushing wound. Soap and water is ideal for cleaning a minor wound, and a more benign antiseptic such as benzalkonium chloride is often preferable to rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide. Additionally, dressing the wound with double or triple antibiotic ointment may help to prevent infection. Consider the use of a triple antibiotic, as some people have an allergy to neomycin, which is often the additional active ingredient in these ointments. If treatment is delayed, such as in a wilderness setting, debridement (removal of dirt and particles) may be necessary. Since this is very uncomfortable, it is generally only performed in a setting where infection is a risk due to the increased length of time until treatment is available. The American Heart Association's First Aid curriculum addresses minor cuts only in the category of bleeding. The protocol is: -Wear gloves -Apply gauze -Apply pressure -Apply more gauze if needed to control the bleeding. -Never remove gauze directly from the wound, as this may increase bleeding If a cut is severe enough to require bleeding control, do not focus on cleaning the wound since it will need to be cleaned thoroughly prior to receiving stitches or wound dressing. Seek additional training in bleeding control for more severe cuts.
Always only preform actions you are trained to do. Never cause further harm.
do: cool water and a dressing donts: butter, ice, poping blisters
Wash it out with an appropiate antiseptic wipe, then place a plaster or other dressing upon it. If no wipes are available, wash out with water. If no plasters are available, b…andage up with cloth and buy plasters at the nearest opportunity.
Cleaning a cut with an antiseptic, and then covering the cut with abandage or sticking plaster, will keep the cut clean and helpprevent infection of the wound.