Do not remove the embedded object from the wound as it will have damaged on the way in and will damage again on the way out! It may also be stemming any bleeding.

  • Use a rolled cloth or triangular bandage to make a donut ring (see video about bleeding) and then apply pressure over the wound without pushing the object further in. Get medical help.
  • If there is glass in the wound they will need an x-ray to ensure that all shards are removed
  • If the object is a splinter, that is not deeply embedded in the wound and you can clearly see and grasp the end. Use sterile tweezers to pull it out in the reverse direction that it went in. Clean and dress the wound if necessary.

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