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First Aid: Bandaging

Image Credit: mountnittany.org Covering a break in the skin helps to control bleeding and protect against infection. Dressings are pads of gauze or cloth that can be placed directly against the wound to absorb blood and other fluids. Cloth bandages cover dressings and hold them in place. 1. Dress the Wound Put on gloves or […]

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First Aid: Bleeding

Image Credit: fairview.org  External bleeding occurs when the body’s protective skin is broken. In severe cases, blood loss may place the victim’s life in danger. Direct pressure and elevation usually stops bleeding, even the rush of blood from an artery. Call 911 if you can’t stop the bleeding or the victim shows signs of shock. […]

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