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Injuries Soft Tissue and Beyond…
Common Soft Tissue Wounds n n n Scrapes Cuts/Incisions Bruises Puncture Avulsion
Controlling Bleeding- Using Pressure
Scrapes n 1. Wash your hands before giving first aid. n 2. Wash the cut thoroughly with mild soap and water. n 3. If available, apply antibiotic ointment. n 4. Apply a clean bandage.
Cuts n 1. Wash your hands with soap before giving first aid. n 2. Wash the wound thoroughly with mild soap and water. n 3. Use direct pressure to control bleeding. n 4. Bandage the wound with a butterfly bandage. n 5. Get medical help.
Bruises n Bleeding into the skin, subcutaneous tissues, or mucous membranes. Blood collects under the tissue; a hematoma is a large collection that forms a lump.
Puncture n n n Sharp object pokes into skin High risk of infection Don’t remove an embedded object
Avulsion n n Skin is either partially or fully torn away Usually jagged edges
Injuries to Bones, Muscles, and Joints n n Strains Sprains Fractures Dislocations
Strains n Injury to muscle or tendon away from joint
Sprains n n Most common is to “roll an ankle” Ligaments stretched or torn
Fractures n n Breaks in the bone Open and Closed
Video Footage n n Sid Vicious Kickboxer Soccer (tib-fib) Jake Brown
Treatment of Injuries R. I. C. E. n Rest n Ice n Compression n Elevation