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First Aid:Laceration, Cuts, & Bleeding

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You receive a call that a worker in the shipping department is injured. You grab the first aid kit and arrive at the scene within a minute. The injured man is holding a bloody rag wrapped around his hand. He says he was using a box cutter, which slipped and made a gash in his palm. He unwraps the rag to show you, and you see a deep laceration that is still bleeding. What are the important steps you should take?

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1. Obtain consent
2. Cover gash with a sterile dressing
3. Apply direct pressure until bleeding stops; press ...

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This solution outlines the steps to help someone with a deep laceration.