You have a patient who has cut their hand with a kitchen knife, they are bleeding through their kitchen towel that is wrapped around their hand. What is the priority for this patient?


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- Apply pressure and a new bandage

- Check a POC glucose

- Apply oxygen to the patient

- Rinse the wound out thoroughly


Controlling the bleeding is the priority for this patient. Giving oxygen is not neccissary, checking a POC glucose is also not neccissary and rinsing the wound will happen, but not till the doctor is ready to suture the wound.

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