Home > Medical > First aid > Wounds and bleeding Wounds and bleeding All sections in First Aid » About First Aid » Bites and Stings » Breathing Emergencies » Burns » Crime » Drowning » Eye Injuries » FAqs » Head & Spinal Injuries » Health Tips » Heat Emergencies & Hypothermia » Multimedia » First Aid News » Real-life Story » Removing Foreign Objects » Safety First » Shock » Medical Emergencies » Sprains, Fractures and Dislocations » The Basics » Unconsciousness » Wounds & Bleeding First aid for gunshot wounds Linda Buys, author of The Illustrated South African First Aid Manual, provides step-by-step instructions on how to treat a gunshot wound. Self-donating blood While the risk of receiving contaminated blood by means of a blood transfusion is minimal, no blood is as safe as your own. So why not donate it to yourself before a big operation? Don't be toothless after a hard knock Having a tooth knocked out is traumatic. But if you follow a few simple rules, you might be able to save it. How to perform the Heimlich Manoeuvre Video on first aid for choking Crushed fingers and blood under the nail Do you know what to do in the case of crushed fingers? Or when you have blood under your nail? Infection Do you know when a wound has become infected? Learn more about when medical care is needed. First aid for cuts What should you do if you have a cut? And where are stitches necessary? When should you get a tetanus shot? Tetanus is a potentially fatal bacterial disease but can fortunately be prevented through vaccination. First aid for nosebleeds Nosebleeds can be treated successfully at home. Here is what you should do. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Discover treatments that can help reduce acne Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Fill in our quick and easy survey and stand a chance of winning a R2000 voucher! What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks?