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How to bandage a wound. What to do?

Dressings:

• Gauze bandages — sterile and non-sterile.

• Wool — purified water (hygroscopic) and simple. The treated wool has the ability to absorb moisture and to absorb (blood, pus).

• If necessary, you can use a clean towel, torn into strips sheet, pillowcase, and a clean handkerchief, paper napkins, etc. with which you can stop the bleeding and prevent the ingress of dirt into the wound.

How to wrap the wound

Your actions:

1. With the end of the bandage to the wound, make one full turn, holding the package outer side to the skin: so convenient bandage. Making two or three turns below the wound, finish bandaging after two or three turns above it.

2. Now cut (cut) end of the bandage in half, thus making the two rope, and tie a knot (not under the wound!).

Awkwardly imposed bandage may be too tight, causing damage to normal circulation. So check back later to see whether the victim to move my fingers; does not change whether the color of the pads of your fingers; do not lose if the sensitivity of the fingertips. If this is present, loosen the bandage.

How to make prevenu bandage

Prevena bandage — sling over the shoulder or on the neck — fixes a damaged arm or ribs. It is made from a piece of cloth of a triangular shape and tie up in the following sequence:

1. Hold or ask the victim to hold an injured arm in a bent position with the other hand.

2. Miss band between the chest and the arm so that one end wrapped on the neck, the other was considerably below the elbow, and the third lay the victim on his knees.

3. Take the bottom (third) end of the band and, wrapping them injured arm, link it with the top end.

4. The average end of the band wrap around the elbow and tie in a knot.

How to apply a splint

When the fracture is better not to move the victim from the place, and by creating the necessary conditions to wait for an ambulance.

If there is a need for movement of the victim to get qualified medical assistance, should immobilize the damaged limb. For this purpose it is necessary to impose on her bus.

Ways of splint:

1: Wrap the limb tightly rolled blanket and prepetuate it to the body (if damaged hand) or to the healthy leg (broken leg).

2nd: Put on the injured limb something soft, put the top plate and tightly barbituate.

And in fact, in another case, the bus must capture at least two joints above and below the fracture site and superimposed on top of the clothes.

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