Bleeding is a serious matter. Now, you can get AIDS or HIV if you come into
contact with contaminated blood. Serious bleeding can become life threatening
very quickly. Here are safety tips for caring for cuts and wounds.
Tips on caring for cuts and wounds:
First, when caring for someone you must wear latex or rubber gloves and if you
don't have them put plastic bags on your hands. Then check out the cut or wound,
in order to see how deep it is. If the cut or wound is deeper than an inch you
should call 911 or your local emergency number. Put a gauze pad or clean cloth
on the cut or wound and apply pressure. Lift the wounded part above the heart,
unless you think there are broken bones. Cover the gauze pad with a roller bandage.
If blood soaks through, put more gauze pads and another roller bandage on top of the old
bandage. Do not remove the first pad and bandage. If the bleeding on the arms and
legs does not stop, apply pressure at pressure points. If the bleeding still does
not stop call 911. Also call 911 if there is an object stuck in the wound. Do
not remove the object, leave that to the experts. Last, throw away your gloves
where no else will get them. Always remember to wash your hands afterwards.
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