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First Aid for Bleeding: Soft Tissue Injury, Cuts, Abrasions

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First Aid for Cuts and Abrasions

General Information

When treating for minor cuts and scrapes, the most important goal is to prevent infection. For more severe wounds, call 9-1-1 or EMS, or transport the casualty to the nearest hospital if safe to do so.

Treatment

  • Immediately clean the wound area thoroughly with soap and water. Clear, cool running water works best to flush debris and dirt from the injury site. Remove any embedded materials such as dirt from the wound.
  • If available, Responder should use gloves to protect from Bloodborne Pathogens.
  • With superficial cuts or abrasions, apply a first aid balm such as a triple antibiotic ointment and cover with a sterile bandage.
  • If the wound is bleeding, apply pressure with a sterile dressing to stop the bleeding. If the bleeding will not stop, call 9-1-1, activate EMS, or transport the casualty to the nearest hospital.
 Antiseptics & Ointments - First Aid wound cleansing, topical antiseptics and wound healing. Topical Treatment First Aid products - Antiseptics, Germicides and Antimicrobial products to  prevent the growth of disease-causing microorganisms. All types of First Aid Ointments and Topical Medications for treating ailments and avoiding infection. Our First Aid Antiseptics and Ointments include; Insect Sting Relief, Lubricating Jelly, Smelling Salts, Sponges, Isopropyl Alcohol, Sanitizers & Ammonia Inhalants. We offer Povidone Iodine, Benzalkonium Chloride, Antiseptic Spray... Hydrocortisone Cream & Hydrogen Peroxide. We have it all: Find Burn Relief and Burn Cream, Single and Triple Antibiotics, Cold Spray, Spray Bandage, Blood Stoppers and More. Cleansing Antiseptics for Injuries and Abrasions & Topical Ointments for First Aid
Antiseptics & Ointments - First Aid wound cleansing, topical antiseptics and wound healing.
Topical Treatment First Aid products - Antiseptics, Germicides and Antimicrobial products to prevent the growth of disease-causing microorganisms. All types of First Aid Ointments and Topical Medications for treating ailments and avoiding infection. Our First Aid Antiseptics and Ointments include; Insect Sting Relief, Lubricating Jelly, Smelling Salts, Sponges, Isopropyl Alcohol, Sanitizers & Ammonia Inhalants. We offer Povidone Iodine, Benzalkonium Chloride, Antiseptic Spray... Hydrocortisone Cream & Hydrogen Peroxide. We have it all: Find Burn Relief and Burn Cream, Single and Triple Antibiotics, Cold Spray, Spray Bandage, Blood Stoppers and More.
Cleansing Antiseptics for Injuries and Abrasions & Topical Ointments for First Aid

First Aid for Bleeding – Soft Tissue Injury

General Information

Severe bleeding is a Medical Emergency. Controlling severe bleeding is an important part of first aid.

Treatment

  • Call 9-1-1 or EMS if bleeding is severe and difficult to stop.
  • Have the casualty lie down, if possible.
  • BandaidsPlace a clean, sterile, cloth directly over the bleeding site. If available, Recuer should wear gloves to protect from Bloodborne Pathogens.
  • Firmly apply pressure to the wound using one or both hands.
  • Apply a bandage to hold the first dressing in place. Apply additional cloths or pads if bleeding continues. Do not remove the initial dressing as this will tear away the clotted blood and cause bleeding to start over.
  • Elevate the bleeding site above the heart level if bleeding is difficult to control with firm, direct pressure. Do not elevate the limb if you suspect the possibility of broken bones or head, neck or spinal injury.
  • Continue to apply direct, firm pressure to control bleeding until Emergency Medical Personnel arrive.
  • A tourniquet should be used only as a last resort and is not recommended unless the responder has specific training on how to use a tourniquet safety.
  • Do not give the casualty alcohol, caffeinated beverages, or aspirin.
  • Once the bleeding has been controlled:
    1. Continue to apply firm pressure to the injury site.
    2. Keep the casualty warm by covering him/her with coats or blankets.
    3. Do not move the casualty unless necessary.
    4. If the casualty is conscious and asks for water, moisten her/his lips with a small amount of water. Do not give water to an unconscious casualty or if abdominal injury is suspected.
Over 50 varieties of Bandages & Bandaids - Detectable Blue Metal Bandages, Butterfly Wound Closures, Telfa, Non-Stick, Plastic, Trauma Pads, Heavy Bandages, Gauze and Gauze Rolls. Also find Fabric Bandages, Triangular Slings and Triangular Bandages. Blood Stoppers & HemoStats, Too. ~ Don't miss the Novelty Bandages... Fun for Kids and Adults.
We offer Blue Metal Detectable Bandages in Finger Tip, Knuckle and standard sizes - SmartTab EzRefills, too - Blue Adhesive Bandages for food processes and recognition.
Bandages can be boring. Take the sting out of your cuts and scrapes with our fun bandages. Find designer printed bandages to fit your personality.
Blue Visible Bandages to avoid process contamination and for easy recognition. We also offer our Visible Blue Adhesive Bandages in Knuckle & Finger Tip sizes and SmartTab EzRefills.
HemCon® Bandages were proven to be effective lifesavers in combat. KytoStat by HemCon is a top choice of America's Armed Forces to stop severe bleeding. Now the same advanced, natural blood-stopping technology can go right into your first aid kit.
Butterfly Wound Closures in dispenser boxes and bulk + SmartTab EzRefill Butterfly bandages for wound care in lieu of stitches.
3” x 4" Non-Stick Gauze Dressing pads - Our "ouchless" non-stick pads are designed to cover and cushion large surface cuts, scrapes and burns with an extra-absorbent, breathable 100% cotton filler.
Fabric Bandages in many sizes ranging from Fingertip, Knuckle, and patch to standard 1" x 3" - even SmartTab EzRefill fabric bandages in dispenser boxes.
2” X 3” Non-Stick pad with Adhesive edges, Our non-stick pads are designed to cover and cushion large surface cuts, scrapes and burns with an extra-absorbent, breathable 100% cotton filler.
Finger Protection for covering bandages or in High Tech-Clean Room Electronic Assembly, Laboratory and Food Processing industries. Finger Cots, Bandage Protectant, Finger Condoms - Product Contains Latex.
Adhesive plastic bandages in bulk and dispenser boxes. We offer all sizes including Elbow & Knee, Junior Bandages, Spot, bandage Buddy, and SmartTab EzRefill.
Closures are Pre-Cut and Reinforced for added Strength. Minimizes the Risk of Superficial Wounds opening During Healing. Ideal for Wound Support after Removal of Sutures or Staples.
Woundseal QR Powder stops bleeding instantly. QR does not wait for the body's clotting process to take place. QR Powder does not burn the skin and does not cauterize. QR Powder is non-toxic and is not biologically derived.
Gauze Dressing Pads, Eye Pads, Compress Absorbent Gauze & Available in dispenser boxes, individual, and SmartTab EzRefill Gauze Dressings.
Super Stop Bandage with Pressure Block - Our emergency pressure dressing is an asset to any trauma kit.
Conforming Gauze Roll Bandage, Non-sterile available in many sizes and individual or bulk boxes.
Trauma Pads, Abdominal Dressings for wound care and Multi Trauma Dressings available individually for responder medic trauma bags refills and in bulk packs of 25+ per case -Trauma Pads
Individually wrapped Sterile Gauze Rolls & Medical Roller Gauzes bandages available in bulk or each.
Triangular Sling / Bandage with two Safety Pins. An essential item for first aid, and Triangle bandage can be used to sling, swathe, bind, support and hold a variety of injuries.
Our Heavy Woven Bandages come in Patch, Knuckle, Fingertip, and Mini sizes as well as standard Adhesive Bandage and are made to last in abusive environments.
Alternatives to stiches and sutures - Wound closures such as Steri-Strips and Butterfly bandage Closures

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