HEALTH INSIGHTS

Wound Smarts Quiz

By Sinovic, Dianna 
 | 
March 21, 2017

How Are Your Wound Smarts?

Find out how much you know about taking care of wounds.

1. The first thing you should do when you get a wound is wash it with soap and water and then bandage it.
2. For minor burns, bandages need to be changed every day, unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
3. A cut generally heals most quickly when exposed to air.
4. When blood from a deep cut soaks through the bandage, you should take off the soaked bandage and put on a clean one.
5. Using ice on a burn can soothe it.
6. Don't remove a large piece of glass or metal from a wound without professional help.
7. Signs of an infected wound include swelling, redness, throbbing, pus, and fever.

Updated:  

March 21, 2017

Sources:  

Basic Principles of Wound Management. UptoDate., Markenson, D. Part 17: First Aid: 2010 American Heart Association and American Red Cross Guidelines for First Aid. Circulation. Sept 2010;122(18):s934-s946.

Reviewed By:  

Holloway, Beth Greenblatt, RN, MEd,Perez, Eric, MD