First Aid at Work Level 3 (VTQ) - Online Blended Part 1

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Applying Plasters

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Using Plasters for Wound Protection

Types of Plasters

Plasters serve as a straightforward solution for safeguarding and maintaining cleanliness around minor injuries. They come in various types, and it's essential to choose the correct type and size based on your needs.

  • Waterproof: Provides protection even in wet conditions.
  • Fabric: Offers flexibility and durability.
  • Gauze: Known for its absorbent properties.

The quality of plasters can also vary, with higher-quality options featuring superior adhesive for enhanced protection across different environments.

Plaster Selection

Plasters are always sterile and are commonly found in most first-aid kits. They come in various shapes and sizes, catering to different wound types and locations.

  • Round plasters are suitable for small wounds or sores.
  • Shape plasters are designed to fit over finger tips.

Remember to wear gloves while handling plasters to maintain cleanliness and prevent infection. If the wound contains dirt or grit, clean it before applying the plaster.

Applying the Plaster

Once you've chosen the appropriate type and size of plaster, follow these steps for proper application:

  1. Open the plaster packet.
  2. Inspect the application site.
  3. Peel back the plaster to reveal the adhesive side.
  4. Carefully apply the plaster, ensuring complete coverage.
  5. Remove any remaining backing paper.
  6. Confirm that the plaster is securely in place and that there is no seepage of blood.
Learning Outcomes:
  • IPOSi Unit three LO3.1, 3.2, 3.3 & 3.4