Burns and Wounds

The first step in distinguishing a minor burn from a serious burn is to determine the degree and the extent of damage to body tissues.
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You should break blisters because a drained blister will heal with fewer complications.FalseThird-degree burns may include all of the following except:Epidermis onlyIf someone has received a Third-degree burn, you should immediately remove the burnt clothing.FalseCPR should be started immediately if someone with a third-degree burn has stopped breathing.TrueMinor cuts and scrapes will usually stop bleeding on their own.TrueWhy shouldn't you keep checking the bleeding of a cut or scrape?It will introduce infection at the sight of the cut or scrape.When trying to stop the bleeding on a cut/scrape, when should you seek medical assistance?If the blood spurts or continues to flow after continuous pressureYou should remove dirt or other particles from a puncture wound or scrape.falseWhat does an antibiotic cream or ointment do for a cut/scrape?Discourage infection Keep the surface moist Allow body to close the wound more efficiently.If a tetanus is recommended, how soon should you get it from the injury?Within 48 hours