Taking Charge of Your Health

Throughout the course of daily life we’re
all going to receive some type of minor injuries. Hi I’m Captain Joe Bruni and what I’m going
to talk about is how to treat the minor cut with first aid. Minor cuts can occur in several
various places on the body. The first step would be to control the bleeding. Using some
type of gauze or sterile pad that’s designed for such purposes is the first step. Place
the sterile pad or gauze over the injured site and apply pressure to control bleeding.
Pressure for approximately 3 to 5 minutes and as long as 20 minutes may need to be applied
to stop the bleeding process. After the blood clots and the bleeding has ceased clean the
area with some type of antiseptic and apply some type of antibiotic ointment and then
bandage the area keeping it clean and dry, changing the bandage every day. Pressure points
can also be used and elevating the injured area above the level of the heart is also
another process while applying pressure to try and stop the bleeding from occurring.
I’m Captain Joe Bruni. Stay safe and we’ll see you next time.

19 thoughts on “First Aid for Minor Injuries : How to Treat a Cut With First Aid

  1. Ok i fell from a stick going thro my foot and its been 4 days since and the wound turned white is that bad? And the wound is about an inch deep what should i do? Its between my small toe and my 2 to last toe where the seaperation is.

  2. not a fan of this – its not safe practice- didnt mention gloves, elevation of the wound or allergic reaction

  3. i was at my go-cart race and i was playing with my friends i was running and sliced my hand off of his tralier

  4. Thank you captain Joe, after bleeding for 4 hrs. My dear friend posted your video- and I "applied" pressure, after about 30 mins. I stopped bleeding!

  5. my parrot bit my finger a few days back,the skin was torn but it has now attached back on…just that it has left a very ugly looking hard and itchy bump on my finger,it's quite a deep red in color…can you please tell me if it will even out and will the scar disappear or is there anything that can be done to make it a bit less visible.please reply soon.thanks.

  6. yeah I was bunny hupping on a mountain bike and I landed with one foot on the peddal and the other not and the pedal hit my led, but it wasnt too big of a cut

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