Medline has just about the best information for emergency wound care I’ve seen.
You can’t go wrong if you follow these guidelines.
- Hydrogen Peroxide is not recommended for washing wounds
- Do not use Alcohol
- Wash wounds with mild foamy soap and water.-Use lather to help wash dirt away and protect the wound.
- Rinse with mild cold water stream.
- Pat dry, holding pressure if needed.
Seek emergency treatment if bleeding does not stop after 10 min of direct pressure or if bone is visible.