Thursday, May 24, 2012

Laceration First Aid 101

"County Recurrent" is pleased to present:

Laceration First Aid 101


1.  Laceration defined:

"a torn and ragged wound"

2.  First Aid defined:

"emergency care or treatment given to an ill or injured person before regular medical aid can be obtained"

3.  First Aid Tutorial:

Dateline: Tuesday, May 22, 2012, LACo Fire Dept, Lifeguard Training Center
Time:  Approx. 1220 hours
Injury:  Laceration to the bottom of the left foot, of approx. 1 inch in length
On Scene:  Capt. Erik Albertson
Victim/Laceratee:  Anonymous

Photo Sequence of Dressing of Wound:

                                             Set up, staging:

      Application of two butterfly bandages to close wound:

                                           Close up photo of wound:

The Finishing Touch!  One band aid over the butterflies, followed by double wrap of Coban, and finally as the finishing touch, a strip of adhesive tape to secure the Coban.  10-4, copy.

Postscript:  Victim released on his own recognizance.


*** Many Thanks to Erik for the first aid!  ***

(All photos by & Copyright Will Maguire 2012. All Rights Reserved.)


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