(Music plays) Cuts and grazes are common injuries that can
usually be treated at home. A cut is a full break to the skin, whereas
a graze is just the top layers of skin being scraped off.
Normally all you need to do is clean and dry the cut, apply some pressure and raise the
injury. This should help prevent infection and stop bleeding.
The wound should heal by itself within a few days.
When treating a cut, always wear gloves if you have them. And first, ask the casualty
to apply some pressure to the wound using a piece of gauze. Just put some pressure on
there. And then raise the injury. Next you need to clean the wound, and gently dry it. And finally apply a sterile dressing. Remember, apply pressure, raise the injury, clean and dry the cut, apply a sterile dressing.
If you’re worried about infection ask the casualty to seek medical advice. And that’s how we treat a cut or a graze. (Music plays).