In order to treat an infected wound during first aid, start by looking for signs and symptoms of infection, such as a wound that is red, swollen or producing puss and fluid. Find out how to apply a pressure bandage when treating an infected wound during first aid with help from a first aid and CPR instructor in this free video on treating wounds in first aid.
Hi, my name is Sunshine with Sunshine Safety. I'm located here in Snellville, Georgia. I have been involved in the health and safety business for approximately fifteen years. I started out as a lifeguard and eventually became an instructor. The first thing we're going to talk about today is how to treat an infected wound. The first thing you want to do is look for signs or symptoms. Some signs and symptoms of an infected wound include a red, swollen site as well as puss and or fluids coming from the wound. If you have a suspected infected wound, the first thing you want to do is always ask your victim for permission to treat. Once you've received consent, you then want to protect yourself and the way we do that is through gloves. Once you have your gloves on, you may then use a multiple of things to help cover the wound. The first thing we want to do is apply a piece of gauze. The victim can help secure the gauze in place. Once the gauze is secure, you then want to use a roller bandage or a pressure bandage to secure the gauze on top of the wound. Once you've secured the pressure bandage, you do want to knot the bandage on top of the wound just to provide an additional pressure. Once that is complete, it is then recommended that you tell your victim to seek medical care.