…..offending object is rusty. In these instances, the person should be seen by a medical professional. Apply gentle pressure to stop any bleeding. Where the object is still embedded, seek medical advice. Do not try to pull it out. Ideally, clean the area around the wound thoroughly with an alcohol wipe; if that is not available, use warm soapy water. Let the damaged area around it dry, then cover it with a sterile dressing. Check the injury at least daily for signs of infection (redness, heat or pus). After each check replace the sterile dressing.
Check the person is immunised against tetanus and that their cover is up to date (10 years). If not, ensure their GP is contacted.
Tomorrow we will continue to look at bleeding…..
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