How To Deal With An Amputation

Amputation is the complete or partial severing of a limb, and is extremely traumatic for the casualty. Your priorities are to stop any bleeding, to carefully preserve the amputated body part and to reassure the casualty.

  • Treat the casualty for bleeding and for shock.
  • Dial 999 for an ambulance.
  • Dress the casualty’s wound with a ‘Iow-adherent’, non-fluffy dressing.
  • Wrap the amputated part in a plastic bag, and then put the package on a bag of ice to preserve it.
  • Do not allow the amputated part to come into direct contact with the ice or get wet.


How To Deal With An Amputation

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