Minor Cuts, Scrapes, Bruises and Nosebleeds
- Deep cuts or punctures need follow-up treatment by a medical professional.
- If there are foreign objects at the surface of the wound, only remove those objects that won’t cause further harm. Any embedded objects should be bandaged firmly in place with a sterile dressing.
- A child with a nosebleed that doesn’t stop or that continues after pressure has been applied should seek immediate medical attention.
- Children with wounds that do not stop bleeding with direct pressure need immediate EMS care.
Patient Care – Cuts and Scrapes
- Wear gloves and other barriers to protect yourself and child from disease transmission – bloodborne pathogens.
- If necessary, control bleeding with direct pressure.
- Thoroughly wash wound with water to remove all dirt and particles.
- Cover wound with a nonadhesive dressing and bandage securely.
- Check wound daily for signs of infection – redness, tenderness or presence of pus (yellowish or greenish fluid at wound site).
Patient Care – Bruises
- Apply cold compress to injured area as soon as possible.
- Elevate affected area above the heart, if possible.
Patient Care – Nosebleed
- Wear gloves and other barriers to protect yourself and child from disease transmission
- Control bleeding by using direct pressure. Pinch soft part of nose for up to 10 minutes. You may need to do this longer if child has been exercising or is in hot environment.
- Sit child down with head slightly forward.
- Placing an ice pack over the bridge of the nose may help.
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