Tag Archives: first aid

Cuts and scratches

Both cuts and scratches are damages on the surface of the skin. A cut is basically a line that can go through the skin and into the muscle tissues beneath. A scratch is best described as surface damage that does not penetrate into the lower tissues. Both can make the skin turn red in color […]

Dislocation

A dislocation is basically an injury in which the ends of bones are forced from their normal positions. This is typically caused by trauma from a fall, vehicular accident or a collision during contact sports. For adults, the common site of dislocation is the shoulders while the elbows for children. Dislocation usually involves the large […]