Emergency treatment is needed if a cut is deep and may have penetrated through the skull. Call 911 or other emergency services immediately and:
The following steps will protect the wound and protect you from another person's blood if emergency care is not needed.
Watch for signs of shock.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine|
|Last Revised||April 5, 2012|
Last Revised: April 5, 2012
To learn more visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2013 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.