Reviewed by: Kate M. Cronan, MD
Many kids get a cut from falls or using sharp objects like scissors. Some cuts can be safely treated at home. Large, gaping, and deeper cuts — or any wounds that won't stop bleeding — need medical treatment.
What to Do
If the cut is severe and you can't get your child to a hospital right away or must wait for an ambulance, begin this treatment:
Get Medical Care if:
Call 911 Right Away
If Your Child:
The lab instructor will provide a statement to be signed by the student confirming that the following rules and regulations have been read by the student and summarized by the lab instructor. It also indicates that the student will comply with these rules and regulations and any later additions to them. The student is advised to consult this information frequently and to inquire about points that are not clear. In any laboratory, safety is of paramount importance. The experiments you will perform are designed to minimize hazards, but dangerous materials are involved and accidents can happen. The safety rules given below are meant to prevent accidents and to minimize injuries. Failure to comply with the rules will result in penalties that may involve being ejected from the lab and given an unexcused absence and a grade of zero for the experiment(s). In labs, there is the potential for spills and splashes of corrosive chemicals and explosions involving broken glass. Getting a chemical in your eyes can be agonizing, even if it would cause no problem anywhere else on your body. (Think about soapy water!) Of course, your eyes are more susceptible to major injury than other parts of your body. For these reasons, eye protection is crucial in the laboratory. You must purchase a pair of safety goggles and bring them every week starting the second week of lab. You must wear safety goggles at all times while in the laboratory. If you wear glasses, safety goggles must be worn over them. Wearing contact lenses in lab is strongly discouraged. If you wear them, you must wear safety goggles as well. Refusal to wear eye protection will result in penalties. These can range from point deductions to dismissal from the laboratory, depending on the severity or frequency of the offense. Students are urged to dress with potential lab hazards in mind. Clothing should protect as much of the body as possible. Clothing may have to be immediately removed if grossly contaminated with chemicals or ignited. The following rules apply: 1 2 3
1Shirt must cover shoulders, frontal area, and extend approximately 6" below the waist
2Legs must be covered to the knees (no tights or leggings)
4Shoes must cover toes and heels (no flip flops)
5Long hair must be tied back
6Loose clothing must be restrained
7All radios and headsets are forbidden in the lab.
8Cell phones are not allowed at the lab benches.