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Lesson #21: Injuries and Wounds


Material for a 1-hour lesson, part of the First Aid and Basic Cardio Life Course, developed by the Kosovo Police Service School


Soft tissue injuries are not often life threatening, although they are common. Injuries range from bruises and abrasions to amputations. The Emergency Responder will manage soft tissue injuries after performing the initial patient assessment, unless bleeding is life threatening. They must be able to differentiate types of soft tissue injuries and provide appropriate management, including control of bleeding, prevention of further injury, and reducing contamination.

After students complete this lesson presentation they will have an understanding of types of open and closed injuries, how to care for injuries including controlling bleeding, use of dressings and bandages.

At the end of this lesson students will be able to:

  1. Identify the Three types of Soft Tissue Injuries.
  2. Demonstrate proper care for Closed Injury
  3. Demonstrate proper care for Open Injury.
  4. Demonstrate proper care for an Amputation.
  5. Demonstrate proper care for Neck Injury
  6. Demonstrate proper use of Bandage and Dressing.