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Fist Aid BLEEDING Before providing care put on protective gloves or use a barrier between you and the victim to reduce the chance of disease transmission while assisting the injured person Cleanse your hands thoroughly with soap and water when finished Basic first aid treatment Keep victim lying down Apply direct pressure using a clean cloth or sterile dressing directly on the wound DO NOT take out any object that is lodged in a wound see a doctor for help in removal If there are no signs of a fracture in the injured area carefully elevate the wound above the victims heart Once bleeding is controlled keep victim warm by covering with a blanket continuing to monitor for shock CLEANING BANDAGING WOUNDS Wash your hands and cleanse the injured area with clean soap and water then blot dry Apply antibiotic ointment to minor wound and cover with a sterile gauze dressing or bandage that is slightly larger than the actual wound EYE INJURIES If an object is impaled in the eye CALL 911 and DO NOT remove the object Cover both eyes with sterile dressings or eye cups to immobilize Covering both eyes will minimize the movement of the injured eye DO NOT rub or apply pressure ice or raw meat to the injured eye If the injury is a black eye you may apply ice to cheek and area around eye but not directly on the eyeball itself How to flush the eyes If chemical is in only one eye flush by positioning the victims head with the contaminated eye down to prevent flushing the chemical from one eye to another Flush with cool or room temperature water for 15 minutes or more Remove contact lenses after flushing BURNS First Degree Burn Skin will appear red and may be swollen or painful
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