First Aid Training for Gunshot wounds
How To Treat a Gunshot Wound
Gunshot wounds are unpredictable puncture wounds that cause major tissue damage. Three factors work together to determine the severity of a gunshot wound.
- Location of the injury
- Size of the projectile
- Speed of the projectile
Changing the speed of the bullet makes the most difference to the amount of damage done by the round. Basically, bigger guns make bigger holes.
These tips will help in the case of a gunshot wound.
Time Required: 10 minutes from injury to ambulance transport
- Stay Safe. If you are not the victim, practiceuniversal precautions and wear personal protective equipment if available. Any situation that involves a gun is potentially dangerous, and rescuers are no help to a victim if they get hurt.