Unit 15:3 Providing First Aid For Bleeding And Wounds

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What is the difference between a closed would and an open wound?
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open wound= break in the skin or mucous membrane closed wound=no break in the skin or mucous membrane
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First aid care for wounds must be directed at controlling _____________ and preventing ____________.
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First aid care for wounds must be directed at controlling bleeding and preventing infection.
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Scrape on the skin
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abrasion
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Cut or injury by sharp object
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incision
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Jagged irregular injury with tearing
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laceration
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Wound caused by sharp pointed object
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puncture
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Tissue torn or separated from body
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avulsion
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Body part cut off
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amputation
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Arterial blood
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spurts from a wound, resulting in heavy blood loss
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Venous blood
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slower, steadier, and darker or maroon color
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Capillary blood
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oozes from the wound slowly, is less red then arterial blood
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List the four (4) methods of controlling bleeding in the order in which they should be used.
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-direct pressure -elevation -pressure bandage
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Name two (2) items that can be used to form a protective barrier while controlling bleeding.
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-gloves -plastic wrap
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The main pressure point for the arm is the ________ ______.
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Brachial Artery
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The main pressure point in the leg in the _______ ______.
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Femoral Artery
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List four (4) ways to prevent infection while caring for minor wounds without severe bleeding.
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-use gloves -wash hands -wash wound -sterilize gause
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List five(5) signs of infection.
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-swelling -puss -redness -fever -pus
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If a tetanus infection is a possibility, what first aid is necessary?
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obtain medical advice regarding protection with tetanus shot
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How should objects embedded deep in the tissues be removed?
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be a physical
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List 6 signs and symptoms of a closed wound.
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-pain -tenderness -deformity -cold/clammy skin -rapid pulse -low blood pressure
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List 4 first aid treatments for a victim of a closed wound?
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-get medical help -check breathing -avoid unnecessary movement of the victim -do not give the victim fluids or food
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What other condition must you be prepared to treat while caring for wounds?
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shock
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At all times, remain ____ while providing first aid. Obtain medical care as soon as possible.
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calm, medical

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