Treating Slips, Trips and Falls
The most common injuries during the winter months are often caused by slips, trips or falls. Most people will usually only suffer the odd bump or bruise. But if someone has sprained or strained an ankle or wrist because of their fall, then they are likely to need First Aid treatment. Here’s how you can help?
- R – Rest the injured part by making the casualty comfortable.
- I – Apply an Ice pack or cold pack. Don’t put it directly onto the casualty’s skin, wrap it in a towel or similar material
- C – Provide Comfortable support. Leave the cold compress in place, cover it with soft padding and secure it with a bandage
- E – Elevate the injured part to help ease the pain and swelling
Keeping First Aid simple,