First Aid to Wound

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Wound is caused by cutting and thrashing by weapons, pricking by sharp weapons, etc. It does not take time to heal a minor wound, but it takes longer time if the wound is deep. This note provide information about first aid to wound.
First Aid to Wound

Wounds is caused by various accidents in our body. Wound is caused by cutting and thrashing by weapons, pricking by sharp weapons, etc. It does not take time to heal a minor wound, but it takes longer time if the wound is deep. The three things should be considered while giving first aid to wound. They are:

  • Cleaning the wound.
  • Stopping the bleeding
  • Closing the wound.
Cleaning the wound
Wound should be cleaned properly with soap or any other antiseptic and water. The wound should also be covered with soft cotton in order to protect it from germs. If the wound is caused by rusty or sharp objects then TT injection should be given.

Stopping the bleeding
The bleeding should be stopped from the wound. Clean and soft clothes should be wrapped over the wound to press the wound gently. A use of tourniquet is a method like bandage which can also stop bleeding.

The steps of using tourniquet
  • Raise wounded part above its natural position.
  • Continue to pressing the wounded part.
  • Tight the place above the wound with the pad of clean and soft cloth or belt.
  • Keep the pad of soft cloth in the tightening place.
  • Do not tight too much causing the arm or thigh to be blue.
  • Loosen the tying for some second in every 20 minutes.
Closing the Wound
If the wound is very deep , the edges should be closed with a piece of cloth. When the wound is serious, the patient should be taken to hospital. The wound recover faster if it is treated well.

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Things to remember
  • Wound is caused by cutting and thrashing by weapons, pricking by sharp weapons, etc.
  • The three things should be considered while giving first aid to wound. They are: cleaning the wound, stopping bleeding and closing the wound.
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Questions and Answers
The methods for the first aid to be adopted in case of wound are:
  • Stop bleeding
  • Clean the wound properly
  • Close the wound

The bleeding should be stopped from the wound as soon as possible. We should use clean and soft clothes and wrap it over the wound. After this, we should press the wound gently. A use of tourniquet can also help to stop bleeding.

The steps for usingtourniquet are as follows:

  • We should raise wounded part above its natural position.
  • We should continue to pressing the wounded part.
  • We should tight the place above the wound with the pad of clean and soft cloth or belt.
  • We should keep the pad of soft cloth in the tightening place.
  • We should not tight too much causing the arm or thigh to be blue.
  • we should loosen the tying for some second in every 20 minutes.

Before closing the wound we should observe whether the wound is deep or not.If the wound is very deep , the edges should be closed with a piece of cloth. When the wound is serious, the patient should be taken to hospital. The wound recover faster if it is treated well.

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