BLEEDING AND WOUNDS

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Bleeding & Wounds:

Bleeding & Wounds

Cleaning Wounds:

Cleaning Wounds Shallow wounds 1. Wash inside with soap & water 2. Irrigate with pressurized water 3. Apply antibiotic ointment 4. Cover with sterile dressing High risk wounds 1. Seek medical care for cleaning 2. Remote location - clean as best you can

Types of Bleeding:

Types of Bleeding Arterial bleeding Venous bleeding Capillary bleeding

Methods of Hemorrhage Control:

Methods of Hemorrhage Control Direct pressure Elevation Pressure point Immobilization by splinting Use of tourniquets (rare ) Applying ice

Direct pressure :

Direct pressure

ELEVATION:

ELEVATION

Pressure Point :

Pressure Point Should be attempted in cases where direct pressure and elevation have not controlled hemorrhage The chosen artery must: Be proximal to injury site Overlie a bony structure against which it can be compressed

Immobilization by Splinting:

Immobilization by Splinting Extremity injuries may be immobilized by appropriate splinting devices Or the patient may be fully immobilized on a long spine board

Tourniquet:

Tourniquet

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Applying ice

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