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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:

Eye Injuries

Nov 18, 2019

Black eye:

  1. Apply ice.

Eyeball cut or impaled:

  1. Call ambulance
  2. Do not press on injured eye.
  3. Do not use medication.
  4. Do not remove any object impaled in the eye.
  5. Gently cover both eyes with eye pads and secure loosely with rolled gauze.

Chemical splash:

  1. Flush eye from bridge of nose to outer edge of eye with running water for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Call ambulance.
  3. Gently cover both eyes with eye pads and secure loosely with rolled gauze.