hunting companion with a deep, open chest wound.

You need to help a hunting companion with a deep, open chest wound. what should you do first?

Now question is You need to help a hunting companion with a deep, open chest wound. what should you do first? In this article i said detail answer of this question, keep your reading. Cover the wound with the palm of your hand until a bandage is located. This helps to stop the bleeding if the pressure you apply is higher than the blood pressure inside the blood vessel. Applying pressure will stop the blood flow by putting pressure on a wound, you slow the bleeding and that enables the blood to clot faster. A blood clot is the only way a person will stop bleeding completely.

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Treating a Chest Wound:

A bullet that strikes the chest may cause a sucking chest wound — a deep, open chest wall wound that allows air to enter the chest cavity. All chest injuries are very serious, and medical attention is needed immediately.

To respond immediately to a chest wound:

  • Use the palm of your hand to cover the wound until a bandage is located.
  • Cover the wound with sterile gauze, a clean cloth, plastic, or foil.
  • Make sure the wound cover forms an air-tight seal.
  • Hold the gauze in place with a bandage or tape.
  • If the victim has trouble breathing, remove the bandage and replace it quickly.
  • Transport the victim to the hospital with the injured side down.

Treating Burns:

First-and second-degree burns are best treated with cold water with closed blisters. Immerse the burned area or cover it with cold water soaked cloths— do not use ice water. Do not use butter or any type of greasy ointment as they may interfere with healing and cause an allergic reaction. Second-and third-degree burns should be wrapped in a loose, dry dressing with open blisters.

Treating Carbon Monoxide Poisoning:

It is possible to produce lethal carbon monoxide by improperly working camp stoves and lanterns, as well as wood and charcoal fires. Coal monoxide poisoning symptoms include headache, dizziness, weakness, and breathing difficulty. The skin of the victim may turn red, and may lose consciousness. Immediately get victims into the fresh air and keep them quietly lying. It is essential to have prompt medical care.

Treating Shock:

Any serious injury can result in shock. Symptoms include pale, cold, clammy skin; swift pulse; shallow respiration; and victim fear. Keep the victim lying on the back. In some cases, by raising their feet 8–10 inches, shock victims improve. If the victim has trouble breathing, instead of raising the feet, raise the victim’s head and shoulders by about 10 inches. Maintain normal body temperature and loosen any clothing that is restrictive. Try to keep the victim calm and comfortable, and get as soon as possible medical help. 

Read More: http://thesurvivaldoctor.com/2012/07/26/gunshot-wounds/


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