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Injury Prevention and First Aid Tips

Many emergency room visits are preventable. Here are some first aid tips to help keep you and your loved ones safe from common injuries:

Bumps, Bruises & Cuts

Nov 18, 2019

Scrapes:

  1. Rinse with water.
  2. Wash scraped area with soap and water.
  3. Apply antibacterial ointment.

Minor cuts with bleeding:

  1. Apply direct pressure until bleeding stops (if bleeding doesn’t stop, call an ambulance).
  2. Wash with soap and water.
  3. Cover with dressing or bandage.

Large or deep cuts:

  1. Apply pressure to stop or slow bleeding.
  2. Call an ambulance.

Broken Bones & Sprains

Fractures:

  1. Do not move injured body part (never move anyone who may have a neck or back injury).
  2. Call ambulance.

Sprains:

  1. Apply ice.
  2. Elevate injured area.