Basic first aid: How to treat cuts and scrapes

By C1 Staff

Cuts and scrapes are some of the most common types of injuries that can be found behind bars. From accidentally catching a hand or a knee on a piece of concrete or metal to something more serious, here are some basic methods of treatment for bleeding cuts and scrapes that occur on the skin.

If the cut is bleeding for more than 10 minutes, or spurting, it’s time to alert medical staff or call 911 if you don’t have a nurse on duty. Also, if the cut is more than one-fourth inch long or deep, stitches may be needed.

But what else should you do? Check out this video for a quick rundown:

Being prepared to treat yourself, your coworker or an inmate can help you save a life.

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