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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 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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