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First Aid for External Injuries

Many injuries are obvious, and in obvious need of immediate attention. Having a knowledge of these injuries and how to treat them is not merely convenient, but can prevent long term injury, pain, or even death. Much of it is common sense, but quick action often relies on being prepared in advance for an emergency. The following is a list of external and sometimes traumatic injuries and what first aid measures should be taken to deal with them.



This information is presented to be helpful in emergency situations. It is as accurate as we could make it. However, information of this nature is subject to change, may be incomplete, or may not apply in all cases. Also we cannot guarantee that persons using the information will apply it correctly. However, if it is used in the spirit in which it is given, most who follow this guide will benefit from its study and application.

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