By Kailey Williams
Different Types of Wounds
Caring for Wounds
Put on gloves.
Controlling external bleeding:
1.Direct pressure- Pressure on wound with gauze, add more if blood soaks through
2.Elevation- Elevate above heart
3.Pressure points- Add pressure to an artery to decrease blood flow
Clean wounds with soap, water, and sterile solution to minimize infection.
Antibacterial ointments are effective in limiting bacterial growth.
Are Sutures (Stitches) Necessary?
May be needed if the wound edges cannot be pushed back together.
Decision should be may by a physician.
Sutures should be used within 12 hours.
Signs of Wound Infection
5. Disordered function