Updated: Jul 18
Wound cleaning and treatment. Learn at a first aid course in Blacktown
Proper first aid can speed up the healing process and minimise infection
Wounds including minor cuts, lacerations, bites and abrasions can be treated with first aid.
A wound needs to be kept clean and moist in order to heal and you can learn this, and much more by enrolling in a first aid course in Blacktown or Sutherland
1. Control bleeding
2. Wash your hands
Ensure your hands are washed to prevent contamination and infection of the wound.
3. Rinse the wound
Gently rinse the wound with clean water or saline and remove any fragments of dirt or foreign material to reduce the risk of infection.
4. Dry the wound
Gently pat dry the surrounding skin with a clean pad or towel.
5. Replace any skin flaps if possible
If there is a skin flap and it is still attached, gently reposition the skin flap back over the wound as much as possible
6. Cover the wound
Use a non-stick or dressing or a dressing that has been moistened with saline or water to prevent sticking.
7. Seek help
Contact your GP, nurse or pharmacist as soon as possible for further treatment and advice to ensure the wound heals quickly.
8. Manage pain
Wounds can be painful, so consider pain relief while the wound heals. Speak with a pharmacist or doctor for advice.