Types of Wounds
How to care for each wound...
2. Make sure all dressings are sterile.
3. Place gauze over wound and keep applying more over if blood continues to flow. (If avulsion it is best to place avulsed tissue in moist gauze (with saline), plastic bag and immerse in cold water. This kind of wound may need to be taken to the hospital.)
4. Control external bleeding with (in order) direct pressure with step 3, elevation (above heart), and using pressure points.
5. Decide is sutures are necessary as soon as possible. They are usually only needed for deep lacerations or if the wound edges cannot be easily pushed back together. If stitches are not required, steri strips can be used.
Signs of Infection...