There are many classifications of wounds, but we
will discuss only the three common types.
A wound or breaking of the skin, is another problem
Abrasions. Abrasions are made when the skin is
that could arise, and in some instances, could be the
rubbed or scraped off. Rope burns, floor burns, and
result of an electric shock. An EM could accidentally
skinned knees or elbows are common examples of
come in contact with an energized circuit, causing a loss
abrasions. There is usually minimal bleeding or oozing
of balance. This could result in a minor or serious injury.
of clear fluid.
Because you could be in a critical situation to save
Incisions. Incisions, commonly called cuts, are
someone's life, or even your own, you should know the
wounds made with sharp instruments such as knives,
basics of first aid and the control of bleeding.
Figure 1-13.--Pressure points for control of bleeding.