Head wounds can seem worse than they actually are. They bleed heavily because the scalp and face have many blood vessels sitting close to the skin surface, and the intense bleeding can be alarming to some people. Fortunately, most injuries are not severe and bleeding can be brought under control with simple treatment. Use the right tools and supplies to keep you safe and the wound secure, providing a better chance to heal properly.
Be sure to gather all supplies required to treat the wound, which can all be found at KC Home Medical Supply. These include:
Remember to wash your hands with soap and water or cleansers, if possible, before doing anything else, and put on the latex gloves. Bare hands should be used only as a last resort, as that leaves both parties at risk to infection and blood borne diseases. Once you have taken necessary precautions, have the injured person lie down if possible. From there, follow these steps:
Depending on the location and size of the injury, there are a couple ways to dress the wound. Use a gauze roll, but a large bandana can also be used in an emergency.
For minor cuts and forehead wounds, a gauze roll can be wrapped around the head like a sweatband and either taped in place or tied off at the ends. Remember to avoid doing this too tightly. You want it snug enough to keep the bleeding under control, but not so tight that it cuts off circulation or irritates the injury.
KC Home Medical Supply has all the first aid supplies for head and other injuries. Be sure to prepare your first aid kits with the right items, in case of emergency when taking care of someone at home or while out and about. Contact us today for more information, tips, and find all first aid and home medical supplies you’ll need!