How to Clean a Wound | First Aid Training


Clean your own hands first. Wash your hands so that you don’t introduce
any infection into the wound. If it’s bleeding, you want to stop the bleeding. Get a clean cloth. Get gauze. Get a menstrual pad. Put it on there and put pressure on there
for a good 10 minutes. Once the bleeding has stopped, wash it out
with soap and water. If there’s any debris in there, you want to
get that out. Any dirt or grit or anything like that, you
want to get it out. If there’s dirt or grit that you can’t get
out, that you’ve tried and tried and you still think there’s stuff in there, you need to
call the doctor. Otherwise, put antibiotic ointment on it. Cover it up with a bandage and keep it on. Change it every 24 hours unless it gets dirty
or wet or it seeps through. With a scrape or a cut, if there’s skin flapping
over, if it’s little, less than one centimeter by one centimeter, you can just put antibiotic
ointment over it and cover it up. If it’s bigger than that, go talk to your
doctor. If your cut or your scrape is big, apply pressure
and go talk to your doctor.