# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Home Health Aide Task 1280259680

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Control external bleeding.


Controlling should include
  • care for open wounds, including abrasions, lacerations, avulsions, and puncture wounds
  • use of various types of bandages and compresses
  • application of direct pressure
  • care for a severed body part
  • care for an embedded object
  • care for a nosebleed
  • care for a mouth, tooth, or lip injury.

Process/Skill Questions

  • Why is it recommended to apply pressure to a wound?
  • What measures other than pressure can be implemented to control bleeding?
  • How can it be determined whether it is necessary to use a tourniquet?
  • What measures can a home health aide implement to prevent the spread of infection during wound care?
  • What vital-sign changes should a home health aide report to a supervisor during an episode of bleeding?

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