PUNCTURE – PENETRATING

Step 1

If an object is embedded in the wound, do not remove it

Apply pressure around the object

Step 2

 

Use bandage to hold the object firmly in place and apply pressure to stop the bleeding, then take the victim to the hospital

Step 3

Shock occurs when there is insufficient blood circulating around the body to maintain enough pressure to keep the body’s tissues supplied with oxygen. It is a life-threatening medical emergency.

Symptoms and signs of shock

Pale, cool, clammy skin; feeling thirsty
Rapid and shallow breathing
Rapid, weak pulse
Collapse and unconsciousness
Collapse and unconsciousness
Management:
Call 115
If the victim is conscious, lay down on back, lift up the legs
If the victim is unconscious, lay down on side, lift up the legs.

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