Category Archives for First Aid

How to Treat a Graze

Minor grazes of the sort usually suffered by children rarely need medical attention. You can treat the graze as explained below. But if dirt or grit is embedded in the wound, there is a risk of infection, and you should see … Continue reading

28. November 2012 by admin
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How to Treat Puncture Wounds

A nail sticking out of a piece of wood, or any other sharp object such as a bicycle spoke or needle, can cause a potentially serious wound. On the surface the wound may look so small as not to be … Continue reading

06. October 2011 by admin
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What to Do When The Bleeding Will Not Stop

If the bleeding will not stop A severely bleeding arm As a last resort, press your fingers between the muscles on the underside of the upper arm. This will compress the brachial artery, which roughly follows the seam of the … Continue reading

06. October 2011 by admin
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Slings: Making an Arm Sling

Once an injury to a hand, arm or chest has been treated, use a sling to give the damaged area support. Slings are normally made from a triangular bandage – a piece of calico that can be bought ready-made from … Continue reading

05. October 2011 by admin
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Fainting: What to Do If Someone Faints

If someone says they feel faint, tell them to lie down or sit with the head down beneath the knees. Loosen any tight clothing at the neck and the waist. A person who actually faints should have the feet raised … Continue reading

05. October 2011 by admin
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First Aid: Dealing with Minor Cuts

Minor cuts only need medical help if infection has set in or if the IVI wound was caused by a dirty or rusty object. The amount of blood lost and the extent of the injury usually show whether the wound … Continue reading

05. October 2011 by admin
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Making Your Own First-Aid Kit

Making up your own first-aid kit A first-aid kit should be kept in a sealed plastic box, such as an old ice-cream container. Put the box on the top shelf of the hall cupboard or some other place out of … Continue reading

04. October 2011 by admin
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How to Tell If a Bandage is Too Tight

IS THE BANDAGE TOO TIGHT? It is easy to bind a bandage so tightly that it interferes with the nerves or the blood circulation. After applying a bandage, and again ten minutes later, check for these warning signals: • The … Continue reading

04. October 2011 by admin
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How to Put Bandages On

The easiest way to dress a wound The simplest type of bandage has a dressing attached to it, and is sold in chemists’ shops under the name of sterile dressing, field dressing or lint dressing. You just take the dressing … Continue reading

04. October 2011 by admin
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