Monday, 11 January 2016

First aid brushup: Wound management - Bruising


The skin will be discoloured and may be swollen because of the rupturing of internal blood vessels at the injury site.

Image from here


Use firm pressure to apply a cold pack to the injured area.  An ice pack or a bag of frozen vegetables will be ideal.  If possible, raise or support the injured body part into a comfortable position.


As with other posts in this series, the information supplied is from Kym Eden's Fun with First Aid (2013).

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