Common childhood injuries 1

Bruises

A bruise, also called a contusion, is a very common occurrence with little ones as they explore their world and bigger ones as they get more physical!  Usually caused by a blunt blow, a bruise is the splitting of the capillaries close to the skin surface causing bleeding under the skin.  This causes pain, maybe some swelling and discolouration. 

In most instances a cold compress or a wrapped ice pack applied to the area for ten to fifteen minutes will be enough to stop the bruise becoming worse and sooth the child.  Please take note that a bruise may also be a sign of more serious injury, such as a fracture or internal bleeding and special attention needs to be taken of bruises on the head. 

Make sure your staff are up to date with the latest treatments and meet the statutory requirements of your workplace. 

 

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AuthorSam Palmer