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First Aid: Chest Wound

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First Aid:

Chest wound

In this video, you will learn to administer first aid for a chest wound.

A chest wound should always be considered serious.

First Aid Techniques:

1 Call the emergency services

- Call the emergency services immediately.

2- Comfortable Position

- Place the casualty in a comfortable position.

They can be encouraged to adopt a half-sitting position, if this aids breathing.

3 – Cover the wound

- If it is an open wound, apply a dressing using sterile gauze pads taped on 3 sides only and leaving the fourth open.

If gauze pads are not available, use clean cloth.

If there is a foreign object in the wound, do not try to remove it.

If the wound is bleeding profusely, apply pressure on the dressing to stem the flow.

- 4 Cover the casualty

Cover the casualty.


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