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  • First aid for the wound care treatment-part2
    By Health Blog on June 22, 2009 | No Comments  Comments

    Please note that this is not a full-fledged informative article on this topic. I’ll be giving some precautions which many people tend to ignore or may forget in a hurry.

    We can divide wounds in two categories: fresh wounds and chronic wounds. We begin by cleaning the wound.

    For fresh wounds it is good to let it bleed a little first and let it clean itself that way. If there is any dirt in the wound we must clean everything out with water. It is always better to shower the wound and not let it sit in a bath of water. Sometimes we have to brush the wound to get everything out. If we leave any particles in the wound it can slow the healing process down, leave a bigger scar and can be a cause of infection. When the wound is clean we let it dry and then we put dressing on it. It has to be either clean or sterile. If the wound was very dirty it is good to put cream on it with some antibiotics in it. If the wound looks clean we put petroleum jelly on it because it helps the healing process and to prevent the gauzes to stick in it.

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  • First aid tips for you!!!
    By Health Blog on June 20, 2009 | No Comments  Comments

    So many people don’t know the importance of First Aid which is very essential for all people in every place we move and every place we live. There are millions of people who died because of the lack of facility of first aid immediately after the accidents. First aid is like one more life to us which we don’t consider it as a crucial thing and its importance but it is the kit which saves you at peak time. Even most of the organization doesn’t maintain the first aid kits properly. So learning about the tips of first aid is very important to our life and knowing them will also saves so many other lives as well. Here I am giving some of the first aid tips which will help you at peak time to save your life.
    Most of the people died due to the fire accidents. When a burn occurs due to fire or contact with liquid plastic or tar, first stop the burning by covering the body with a blanket or some thick cloth and stop running or rolling and pour cold water on the body for 10 to 15 min. Then apply some ointment for burns like burnnol or hydrocortisone cream and take to hospital immediately. Remove all the things that were present on the body and keep the body in free air.
    If the burning occurs due to electric shock immediately separate the body from electrical sourse and check for the heart beat,if heart beat stops or becomes slow then push with hands on the heart to make it active and immediately take to hospital if severe burnings occur.
    Most of the people are bitten by some animals like dogs or monkeys etc. when a person is bitten by any animal then immediately clean the wound with dettol or any antiseptic lotion and then make the wound dry by cleaning with cloth. If the wound is swollen then apply ice and if there is severe pain then take OTC medicine for pain and then get the medical care and also check for the further infection.
    When people are bitten by snakes, it is very important to provide a first aid to the person before taking the person to doctor immediately otherwise the venom will spread throughout our body and spoil all our body. The intensity of snake bite depends up on type of the snake but for all venomous snake bites first we have to prevent the blood flow from the bitten spot or place by tyeing with some rope or thread so that the poison wont spread throughout the body. It is very important to contact the nearby hospital for further treatment.
    Always try to carry some of the basic medicines like dettol,any antiseptic ointments, cotton, plasters etc. in your vehicle as first aid kit which will help you very much.

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  • First aid for the wound care treatment-part1
    By Health Blog on June 20, 2009 | No Comments  Comments

    Please note that this is not a full-fledged informative article on this topic. I’ll be giving some precautions which many people tend to ignore or may forget in a hurry.

    When you are providing first aid for a wound care, first you should always think about your own safety. If you yourself have an open wound on your hand you must cover it or wear gloves. If you get infected by other peoples wound then you might get sick yourself and then you can’t help anybody. Also if you have infected wound on your hand you might infect someone else and as Florence Nightingale said that it is most important to “do no harm”.

    Always wash your hands well with clean water and soap before handling a wound. Remember to wash under nails.

    When we clean a wound we should always try and use boiled cooled down water. If that is not possible then as clean water as possible. The instruments we use (if any) like scissors and forceps should preferable be sterile. We do that by boiling the instruments. In shallow and small wounds it is ok to use clean instruments but if the wound is deep we should use sterile technique.

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