How to Identify and Care for Wounds
Types of Wounds
Can be Fatal and Introduce Tetatnus Bacillus to Bloodstream
Skin is Torn From the Body Causing Major Bleeding and Needing Surgical Reattachment
How to Care for Wounds
2) Control Bleeding
- Apply Direct Pressure
- Elevate the Wound Above the Heart if Possible
- Use Pressure Points on Arteries to Decrease Blood Flow
3) Minimize Risk of Infection by Cleaning Wound With Large Amounts of Soap, Warm Water, and Sterile Solution
4) Cover Wound With Sterile Dressing
Are Stitches Needed?
Is it Infected?
- Disordered Function
Pus may Form due to Accumulation of White Blood Cells
Fever may Develop as Immune System Fights Bacterial Infection