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1 Burns, Open Wounds and More
First Aid: Burns, Open Wounds and More

2 Terms to Know Burns Bruises Closed Wounds Open Wounds Abrasions
Lacerations Punctures Avulsions

3 A special kind of soft tissue injury
Burns A special kind of soft tissue injury Classified by sources: Heat Chemicals Electricity Radiation (including by the sun)

4 Burns: Classified by Depth
Superficial ( 1st degree) Sunburn Partial ( 2nd degree) Hot water, stove Full thickness (3rd degree) Fire

5 Burn Treatment Check the scene Remove person from the source of burn
Check for life-threatening conditions Cool burn with large amounts of cold running water

6 Call 911 if the burned person:
Has trouble breathing Has burns covering more than one body part or a large surface area Has burns to airway Burns to head, neck, hands, feet or genitals

7 Don’ts for Burn Treatment
Touch a burn with anything but a clean dressing Remove pieces of clothing attached to burn Break blisters Try to clean a severe burn Use any kind of ointment on a severe burn

8 Rescue 911 Christmas Tree Fire
Potpourri Fire

9 Wounds

10 Soft Tissue Injuries Soft tissue includes the layer of skin, fat and muscle Cuts, scrapes and bruises – called wounds. There are 2 types of wounds: Closed Open

11 Closed Wounds Example: Simplest is a bruise. Could be more serious.
Call 911 if : A person complains of severe pain or cannot move a body part without pain You think the force that caused the injury was great enough to cause serious damage An injured extremity is blue or extremely pale

12 Bruises (aka Contusions)
Causes: When tiny blood vessels are damaged or broken as the result of a blow to the skin Can result from other injuries to area (ankle ligament sprain)

13 Closed Wound Treatment
Apply ice for first hours On and off in 20 minute increments Apply compression with ace wrap Provides: -Support -Decreases swelling

14 Open Wounds: Types Abrasions – scrape, rug burn, a road rash or a strawberry

15 Laceration – a cut in the skin caused by a sharp object like a knife, scissors or broken glass.

16 Open Wounds Avulsions – an injury in which a portion of the skin and sometimes other soft tissue is partially or completely torn away (amputation)

17 Punctures – a pointed object piercing the skin
Punctures – a pointed object piercing the skin. A gunshot wound is also a puncture wound.

18 Minor Open Wound Treatment
Use barrier between your hand and the wound Apply direct pressure for a few minutes to control the bleeding Wash the wound with soap and water If no allergies, apply antibiotic ointment Cover the wound with sterile bandages

19 Minor Open Wound Treatment
Bandages are used to: Hold dressings in place Control bleeding Protect wounds Provide support to an injured limb or body part.

20 Major Open Wound Treatment
--Call 911 Control bleeding Cover wound with dressing and press against wound. Apply a pressure bandage over dressing. If blood soaks through – Do NOT remove bandage Add more bandage on top. **** Monitor the persons airway, breathing and circulation

21 When are stitches needed?
Rule of thumb: Stitches are needed when….. edges of skin do not fall together the laceration involves the face when any wound is over ½ inch long

22 Preventing Disease Transmission
Follow these guidelines when giving 1st aid to help decrease risk of getting or transmitting an infectious disease: - Avoid contact with blood & other body fluids Use protective breathing barriers Use disposable gloves Do not touch anything soiled in blood

23 Using Gloves Wash your hands with soap and water after giving care even if you are wearing gloves Tell EMS if you come in contact with blood Why do you think it is important to avoid contact with blood????

24 Cleaning up a blood spill
Clean up spill IMMEDIATELY after it occurs Use disposable gloves and other protective equipment Wipe up spill with paper towels or something else durable After the area has been wiped up use 1 ½ cups of liquid chlorine bleach : 1 gallon of fresh water and let stand for 10 minutes Dispose in Biohazard container

25 Minor Wound Treatment Scrape, cut on wrist
Scenario 1 Minor Wound Treatment Scrape, cut on wrist

26 Partner Set Up Partner #1: Victim Partner #2: Set Up of treatment
Partner: First Responder

27 Scenario 2 Bee sting on palm of hand

28 Scenario 3 Bruise to forearm

29 Rescue 911
Window Cuts Boy Part 1 Window Cuts Boy Part 2 Jagged Edge Rescue Part 1 Jagged Edge Rescue Part 2


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